5/18/2012 - Mate in 4

  • #41

    better than many queen sacrifice puzzles...

  • #42

    missed it,just woke up

  • #43
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  • #44

    47th post

  • #45

    Almost had that in one but who else chose 4.Rh6 ?  So annoying.

    Good puzzle for once.     Smile

  • #46
    ClavierCavalier wrote:

    I can't help but wonder if black had a better 1st move.

    I have the same thought.. why black moved bishop?

  • #47

    super mama ready 12234Undecided

  • #48

    WHAT ABOUT 1.G3-H3+ 2. G2-G3X  !

  • #49
    walidwd wrote:

    what about Bc2 at the frist move to force the black bishop to move or kill it ?!! plz someone answer me plz !!!

    That´s the same question I have!

  • #50

    Now I see it! Can´t play Bc2 because the black pawn will go to e4

  • #51
    ClavierCavalier wrote:

    I can't help but wonder if black had a better 1st move.

    1.Bd1 Rdg8   2.Rgh3+ Bxh3   3.g3++

    so i'ts the best move to play the bishop.

  • #52

    Rh6 also mate

  • #53

    ...Doesn't 4. Rh6# work also?

  • #54

    I didn't get the first move, but then I didn't understand black's response either.  I hope someone can show me a forced mate in four after
    1. ... Rh8

    There are a lot of variations - mostly wins for white, but black seems to be able to prevent mate in four.

    EDIT:
    Thanks, Shoopi, for showing me:
    1... Rh8 2. Rh3+ Bxh3 3. g3#

  • #55

    Fun to solve.

  • #56

    Nice Cry Easy Kiss

  • #57

    A lot of people were confused a bit about white's/black's first move.

    1. Bd1 takes away a critical flight square from the black king, namely h5, and has a mate threat. Here's an example of what happens if black plays a different move:

  • #58

    nice puzzle

  • #59

    This puzzle is really hard (I'm 13 years old BTW)!

  • #60

    For those asking why 1...Bg6 or why not 1.Bc2 ?, this diagram may help:-

    {Lost the first one of these & I think 'shoopi' has beaten me to it but here it is anyway}

     


     

    { If you're not familiar with these diagrams, just click on the first move of an alternative sequence (the part within the (1.Bc2.. ) ) and you can then step through the moves using the buttons. }

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