6/4/2012 - Mate in 4

  • #161

    good puzzle

  • #162

    After 1. Ne4+ 1... Ke5 what about 2. f4+ (2. if king captures on f4, d4++) so 2... Kd4 3. c3+ 3... Kd3 4. Nc5++

  • #163

    super easy

  • #164

    stupid

  • #165

    qxd4 or nxd4 can't because of f4# (checkmate)

  • #166
    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!)

    2 ... Qxd4?  3 f4#

  • #167
    Cavies48 wrote:

    After 1. Ne4+ 1... Ke5 what about 2. f4+ (2. if king captures on f4, d4++) so 2... Kd4 3. c3+ 3... Kd3 4. Nc5++

    black can play 4... Kc2 but 5. Bb3 mates anyways. I think that mate in 5 is much prettier although I would play Nf2+ instead just because :)

  • #168

    You just have to get the dark squared bishop involved.

  • #169

    meh

  • #170

    Decent.

    SZ.

  • #171

    how did the kings night got there in the oppening that fast? does anyone know what what game is this? I do realize this probably came from Legal's Mate, but then again how did that knight got there so fast

  • #172

    and if 2. Nxd4?

  • #173

    Why wouldnt black take with night or queen on d4. then all of whites plans are foiled and then black has counterplay right?! i think its weird when these chess puzzles involve the other side making stupid moves. 

  • #174
    fazzax wrote:

    Why wouldnt black take with night or queen on d4. then all of whites plans are foiled and then black has counterplay right?! i think its weird when these chess puzzles involve the other side making stupid moves. 

    Above there are 10+ explanations why taking d4 with knight or queen leads to mate in 3 instead of 4.  In fact I like these puzzles cause are always based on the best move for each side.

  • #175

    2. ... Nxd4. o 2. ...Qxd4. ?? then, if 3.Be3... Nxe6. 4. Nxe6.. Kxe6..., and blacks are still alive. 

  • #176

    mmm rigth, 3. f4 is mate¡

  • #177
    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!)

    ye exactly what i thought, knight and queen are on it

  • #178
    tiford wrote:
    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!)

    ye exactly what i thought, knight and queen are on it

    I thought this too.  But, I realized what many people have already said, by moving knight or queen to D4, White moves pawn or bishop to F4, check mate.

     

    Sorry for the lack of protocol in my chess move descriptions. :)  I love reading everyone's posts.

     

    AND I loved this puzzle!  I think I would have gotten hung up trying to fork the Queen and Rook to see the mate opportunity.

    :)

  • #179

    Easy because the king is in the center!!!

  • #180

    though unusual but pretty much predictable moves. Thanks for posting. 

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