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# 4/5/2012 - Mate in 3

• #141
Jeffmon wrote:

I've only heard the term "deflection" used for a situation where a piece is enticed or forced from the defense of a key square/diagonal/rank/file. I would guess "decoy" means the same thing but isn't as widely used.

Edit: Actually according to wikipedia, a decoy is when you lure a piece to a specific bad square, whereas a deflection lures it to any square where it can no longer adequately defend. So a decoy would be a specific type of deflection (if I understood it correctly).

Thats how I understood it when I learned it.  Decoying gets a piece to a bad square, generally to capture it later in the line.  Deflection just gets them away from defense of a key square/rank/diagonal, not necessarily to put it in danger, but to take advantage when the piece is overloaded, as the Black Queen is on this puzzle.

• #142

@ndskykng- The decoy example on wikipedia confirms what you said, that it's the decoyed piece that's threatened. So in the puzzle it is a deflection.

• #143

Easy!

• #144

good puzzle

• #145

does a3+ do the same thing and is faster?

• #146
Gepy wrote:

1. Qb4+ Kg8

2. Qb8+ Qd8

3. Qxd8++

Qxd4# not, ++

• #147

pretty easy

• #148
artisthegame wrote:

does a3+ do the same thing and is faster?

No.  See post #58

• #149

1. Qa3 works too.

• #150

But not in three moves.

• #151

• #152

Couldn't understand the logic, but got it anyway !!!!!

• #153

tricky

• #154

Puedes hacer un ejercicio a ciegas,

es decir viendo   inmagináriamente la   posición:   Blancas Re1, Ta1, Th1, Ac2, Ac3, peones h4, g4, g2  Negras: Rg8, Ad5, Cd6, b7, c6, h6, g7, g6. Estan valido los enroques y los peones al paso.

• #155

• #156

great puzzle. missed first move though

• #157

I disagree fellas... ?????????////

• #158

interesting

• #159

Checkmate was inevitable. I would have taken the queen and hoped the other guy/gal made a blunder...ha ha. Actually, now that I look at it again, by taking the queen on the first move, it would have set up a defence for when the pawn promoted. Game would have continued....

• #160
Roamingbull wrote:

Actually, now that I look at it again, by taking the queen on the first move, it would have set up a defence for when the pawn promoted. Game would have continued....

Yeah.  For one move.  Pawn promote, checkmate.

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