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Very good puzzle.
The smothered mate pretty easy..:)
I remember the first time i did this puzzle i was so impressed with it i fell off my dinosaur
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.
a new line is r.blocks at e file,qxr+, kh8(f8 ,q mates atf7) kh8,n.+f7,kg8,nxq +,kh8,n+,kg8,n.h file +,kh8,qg8+,rxq, n. mate
To eddysallin and forcifer:
If White is making the best possible moves, none of the alternatives Black has allows him to survive past White's sixth move:
Puzzle's line: 1 Qc4+ Qd5 2 Qxd5+ Kh8 3 Nf7+ Kg8 4 Nh6++ Kh8 5 Qg8+ Rxg8 6 Nf7# (Mate in six)
Alternate line 1: 1 Qc4+ Qd5 2 Qxd5+ Re6 3 Qxe6+ Kh8 4 Nf7+ Kg8 5 Nd8+ Kh8 6 Qe8# (Mate in six, no queen sac)
Alternate line 2: 1 Qc4+ Kh8 2 Nf7+ Kg8 3 Nh6++ Kh8 4 Qg8+ Rxg8 5 Nf7# (Mate in five)
Alternate line 3: 1 Qc4+ Re6? 2 Qxe6+ Kh8 3 Nf7+ Kg8 4 Nxd8+ Kh8 5 Qe8# (Mate in five, no queen sac)
I always like this kind of checkmate when the king is there look like a prisoner and you win with a knight!
I love smother mates!!! SO PRETTY!!!
smotherd mate.....waiting to get one of those in play! fun puzzle, Q sacrifices seem common with these daily puzzles though
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easy. at first i thought it was a king + queen fork, but it was mate
Why not 3. Qg8 Rxg8 4. Nf7#
Am I missing something?
couldnt get it rite
most genius mate ever
White trolled black
why can't you intitially block white queen with rook? this doesn't necessarily lead to a mate... although you would lose your queen eventually.
It's still a mate in 6 no matter what. You just have to analyze it.
is,nt there a more direct mate 3,...Qg8+ 4,Rg8.Nf7 ++?