# 5/18/2012 - Mate in 4

missed it,just woke up

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

Good puzzle for once.

ClavierCavalier wrote:

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

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

WHAT ABOUT 1.G3-H3+ 2. G2-G3X  !

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!

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

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.

Rh6 also mate

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

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:

Fun to solve.

Nice Easy

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:

nice puzzle

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

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. }

first!

Sweet! Another one in the mate bag :)