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5/18/2012 - Mate in 4

  • #101

    Good puzzle. Made a couple of missteps, but it's okay.

  • #102

    Yeah, two mates on the last move. hunh.

  • #103

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

  • #104

    two possible last moves, but good puzzle

  • #105

    sweet one!

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  • #108

    can be solved in two moves...;)

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  • #110

    either rook

  • #111
    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?

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  • #113
    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!

  • #114

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

  • #115

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

  • #116
    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.

  • #117

    good one indeed

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  • #120

    okay puzzle, although last move could also be Th6#


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