9/17/2012 - Stylish Finish

paulified22

Did not think of castling.tried it after moving N three times,first thought was Rf1,but did not see move after black K could move to g2,other than rechecking with Rg1 and then black K could just go back to f3.Pretty sneaky,Thank's Chess.Com.good day chess heads. 1-0 chess.com,we will see what tommorow bring's

Nuala_ONeill

LOL I like that, but admittedly was the last thing on my mind at this stage in the game.

stephen_33

A common enough trick in chess puzzles & it caught me out again  Yell

It exploits the prejudice most of us have that you can't get to such a late stage in a game & still be able to castle !

grueneberg

ug

SherlockHolmes94

First time I miss the puzzle in a while, very stylish :D

Rameish

Puzzles!  They're puzzles; not games!!  To solve them, you must think differently; not like you think playing a game!!!

Roadrunner88

Fitting title. Tricky puzzle though; wasn't thinking of castling at all.

jsmwnyc

A castle to checkmate. Clever setup. 

DejiAdegbite

I love this. "Consider all possibilities"

Sutirtha11

castling really?? last thing 

Sutirtha11

Doesn't Rf1 also work?

graciechess_mania

good puzzle

aristiadi

little weird checkmate. Castling is generally for defense, but in this case we used it to checkmate.

ClavierCavalier

If they say castling is an option, you will see the solution.  It's best to just assume that it's an option.

BLACK_STAR_RIDER

well, you guys tricked me, I tried every move but castling, as it was unreal to me, that both pieces hadn`t moved yet...Tongue Out

szammie

Cruciallly unexpected.

SZ.

Ray-D-OActive

Great end..

User644

That king must be pretty brave lol

Girts30

Castling actually is incorrect in this position as in any normal game at this stage of game (this is not just end game, this is an end of endgame), the castling will be already done or not available. This is weird and unrealistic puzzle.

BLACK_STAR_RIDER
Girts30 wrote:

Castling actually is incorrect in this position as in any normal game at this stage of game (this is not just end game, this is an end of endgame), the castling will be already done or not available. This is weird and unrealistic puzzle.

well yes, I fully agree! But as a puzzle much better than these mate in 2 or 3 usually are - way too easy...Cool