9/15/2012 - Mate in 6

  • #101
    zzit00b10 wrote:

    Yeah I don't get this puzzle.  Why not 1. Bf5+, Nxf5 2.Rc2 (any move) 3. Rh2#?

    Instead of 1. ... Nxf5?, 1. ... Ng4 looks like a tougher defence. Then 2. Bxg4+ allows 2. ... Kxg3, and 2. Rxg4 is met by 2. ... Rf8, and White can't get a safe discovered check.

  • #102

    The move which first occured to me was 1.Bf5+..which also i think leads to mate in 3 moves..

    But i think, with 1.Bg2+ black can still hang on to the game...Can anybody clarify the related variation above ?

  • #103

    Nice deflection and subsequent chase.

  • #104
  • #105
    Gil-Gandel wrote:
    zzit00b10 wrote:

    Yeah I don't get this puzzle.  Why not 1. Bf5+, Nxf5 2.Rc2 (any move) 3. Rh2#?

    Instead of 1. ... Nxf5?, 1. ... Ng4 looks like a tougher defence. Then 2. Bxg4+ allows 2. ... Kxg3, and 2. Rxg4 is met by 2. ... Rf8, and White can't get a safe discovered check.

    You're right that using the knight to block is better for Black but White does still get a mate but in 5 or 6 moves instead - here are all the ones I've found  so far ...

     



    But Black can still postpone mate until 6 moves.

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  • #106

    I'am going to kill anyone who is whinning about the tough puzzle. This should be the normal standard's of puzzles. It gives such a joy to solve such puzzles so do try hard peeps if you seek the beuaty in chess

  • #107

    Good puzzle!

  • #108

    Yes I agree. mate in 5 is better than mate in 6.

  • #109

    hmmz

  • #110

    [COMMENT DELETED] XD

  • #111

    Harder than most of them.

  • #112

    I am not an experienced player,but as a black i would eat the  white rock at the first move of this puzzle.

  • #113

    That's the way uh huh,uh huh I like it-Nice puzzle

  • #114

    It Took A While:) Thanks chess.com

  • #115

    if white moves rook to c2; then black would take it with knight.

  • #116

    first

  • #117

    hard

  • #118

    Me too! Smile

  • #119
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  • #120
    grozni382 wrote:

    I am not an experienced player,but as a black i would eat the  white rock at the first move of this puzzle.

    Which would result in white playing 2 Bg2# or 2 Bf5#.

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