5/22/2012 - Mate in 6

  • #181

    Enjoyed it

  • #182

    Laughing

  • #183

    Wink

  • #184
  • #185

    In Spanish, this combination has even got a name: "mate de la coz" (literally horsekick mate). A classic taught at any beginner chess lesson. Nice!

  • #186
    Making it seven.
  • #187

    very nice

  • #188

    I initially agreed with forcifer but on further analysis it turns out it is indeed mate in six. After black interposed the rook in your variation, white should play 5.Nd8+ instead of Nh6+ and then 6. Qe8# if the king goes to h8 or 6. Qf7# if the king goes to f8. Sorry, I would have posted this as an interactive thingy like you but I'm computer illiterate and I don't know how :)

    forcifer wrote:

    Can someone tell me why this puzzle is mate in 6? When I looked at it I saw this variation. Looks like black can last 7 moves.

  • #189

    Hi Ank your variation is overly drawn out and is actually mate in 5 if the room interposed first. White plays 5.Qe8#.

    AnkitshahIT wrote:

  • #190
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  • #191
    AnkitshahIT wrote:
     
    Making it seven.

    Actually White's third move in your line isn't the best move White could make there.  Post #140 (on page seven) has a better third move for that line and what happens to Black as a result.

  • #192

    *sigh* Another queen sacc?

  • #193

    nice

  • #194

    luckypatzer "INITIALLY BLOCK WHITE QUEEN WITH ROOK" not block with queen, lose it, then block with rook.... thats dumb

  • #195

    Wink

  • #196
    tkkeegan wrote:

    luckypatzer "INITIALLY BLOCK WHITE QUEEN WITH ROOK" not block with queen, lose it, then block with rook.... thats dumb

    Read post #140 (on page 7) for why blocking with the rook and not the queen is a bad idea for Black.

  • #197

    dramatic end 

  • #198
    I think mate in 6 can't be forced, only mate in 7:
     



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