5/18/2012 - Mate in 4

ForteD

Yeah, two mates on the last move. hunh.

deepak64

Very difficult puzzle. Interesting, nice, very good & educational + rare.

sidthesloth33

two possible last moves, but good puzzle

xray

sweet one!

ArmanA97

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winaxpc

Q!

raghavm0365

can be solved in two moves...;)

Ineedanewusername1
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Ineedanewusername1

either rook

BryanCFB
KingJonathan wrote:

I don't see anything wrong with 1. Bc2 Black can't take because Rh3#. Mate is unavoidable.

What's the forced mate in four beginning with 1. Bc2?

GM_2012

nice...thanks

LaConseillante
stephen_33 wrote:

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. }

Yours is better because it includes ...Rg8 which is what I was thinking. Very helpful. Thanks!

bishop987

These puzzles are getting harder. But still not too hard. 

canonfan27

why not bishop to c2 then one of the rooks to h3 or h7?

Drakodan
AskVarg wrote:

The last move shouldn't be in the puzzle. Two possible mates - either rook can move to the h-file.

The one in the puzzle is the 'better' move because it claims material though. I know both moves are equal because they're both Mate, but you know what I mean.

tanmay_chakrabarti

good one indeed

abekiroz

CoolInnocentYell

JuibCantabery
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danielmeijer

okay puzzle, although last move could also be Th6#

BenMullen1

i was wondering why my rook move was "wrong" at the end... looks like they forgot to call it a correct move ;)