6/4/2012 - Mate in 4

Cyp

Alternate lines:


Includes a forced mate in 5.

Deeptactic
evranis wrote:

Why not qxd4 or nxd4 for the second move of the blacks? With a queen sacrifice, the mat can't happend, right? (2.qxd4 3be3 3qxe4!)

nope, the queen will block the King pathway, so means after qxd4 still f4 mate.

castle_mate

Sweet! Cool

leonardousta

Wow, the e-column bishop and knight attacks almost everywhere :) King has nowhere to go! Worth remembering: "A bishop and a knight two squares far from it attacks almost everywhere around."

komouro

nice

goodatsnap

easy

NQChien

Come on! Monday? Too difficult!

leonardousta
Cyp wrote:

Alternate lines:

 


Includes a forced mate in 5.

Yet note that the 5 move line originates from a divergence of white, not black... White would not play 2. f4 in the first place. It is not an option that black can take. 4 moves suffice.

Bad_Bishop15

easy

asokanelson
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ocmn6

interesting one...

GJPVILAR

Awesome!

asokanelson

I see it now

izVANsvemirac

Interesting... They sac-ed queen for us :)

chimptz

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senormouse2001

Solved it. Nice puzzle. It's different (easier) if you know there is a possible mate in 4 and if you are just placed in front of a board with no clue.

Zhanhui1995

nice

Tloon

More like this!

pratiknitb

very nice