5/14/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #101

    Great. You can also force mate in 4 with rook to e8.

  • #102

    Thanks for the lesson!

  • #103

    2nd way

    1-Re8 +   

  • #104
    stephen_33 wrote:
    LaConseillante wrote:
    Deltaquad wrote:

    Mate in Two

     I love a good puzzle, but this isn't one. The reasons; a mate in one with rook to h4 is a better move, taking queen is a better move, queen move is not forced and could block check by moving to d8, knight move is needless defense and counter-productive. Please consider things like this when you post a puzzle.

    Where to start ?
    First your  Rh4 is answered with 1...Bxh4
    Capturing the queen is better than forced mate ? - says who. 
    Etc.. 

    Just look at my post #65 or 'jakester's' post #86 & you'll understand how this puzzle works because you clearly don't at present !

    OK, I'll give you that my "mate in one" wouldn't work because of the bishop. But the rest is true. Moving the knight is a wasted move and accomplishes nothing. It is guarded by 2 pieces and limits the kings movement. The rook it moves to guard is already guarded by the other knight. The black queen move is pure fantasy. When you are attacking with 6 pieces it's hard not to win. Taking the queen still allows mate in the next move by sliding that same rook over the king protected by the knight. It's not a good puzzle. really. 

  • #105

    i must admit, it was tough for me

  • #106

    Puzzle is flawed! has two solutions!

  • #107

    Cool

  • #108

    hmmz

  • #109

    nice one

  • #110

    Very easy.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #111

    Nice easy monday !

  • #112

    YAWN!!!

  • #113

    I wish people wouldn't post the answers to the daily puzzles.  One can click solution if they can't figure it out.

  • #114

    EZ

  • #115

    nice one. The mate in four is easy to get, but the mate in three takes a little more effort.Cool

  • #116

    easy

  • #117

    Good one, thanx for sharing...

  • #118

    good

  • #119

    cake

  • #120
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