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# 5/14/2012 - Mate in 3

• #101

Thanks for the lesson!

• #102

2nd way

1-Re8 +

• #103
stephen_33 wrote:
LaConseillante 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 ?
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.

• #104

i must admit, it was tough for me

• #105

Puzzle is flawed! has two solutions!

• #106

• #107

hmmz

• #108

nice one

• #109

• #110

Nice easy monday !

• #111

YAWN!!!

• #112

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

• #113

EZ

• #114

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

• #115

easy

• #116

Good one, thanx for sharing...

• #117

good

• #118

cake

• #119
• #120

there is also a mate in four: Re1+ Qxe1 Qf2 Kh1 Qf1+ Qxf1 Rxf1 mate.  But this way is one move quicker.

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