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).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_terminology#D

    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.

    What's your point?

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