White to win in 4 moves?

  • #1


    Hello there, I saw this chess puzzle in a local chess club. According to the paper it is white to move and mate in 4. But is that possible?? I havingdifficulty in getting it in 4 moves. The players in the chess club said that it seems to be impossible in 4 moves but possible in 3 moves?

    Have guys have any solutions out there that will solve the puzzle in 4 moves for white?

  • #2

    Hmmm but what if instead of e takes the knight that will be on f5, will it still be 4 moves if the g pawn takes the knight? 

  • #3
    tonydal wrote:

    1 Nf5 ef 2 Rxh7 Re1+ (presumably the move you're missing) 3 Rxe1 and mate next.


    yep, that was the move i was missing.  one of those "proud i got it, who cares if i noticed the delay check" moments, though. 

  • #4

    My point is if e taking the knight would be the best move for black?

  • #5

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....

  • #6

    since it delays mate by one move, i think that yes it is. 

    if he doesn't take the knight then it is mate next move with Qh8 or Qg7.

  • #7
    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves

  • #8

    what do you mean by splitting hairs?

  • #9

    I am just asking anyway. Besides it has to be the best move in it

  • #10
    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:

    I am just asking anyway. Besides it has to be the best move in it


    The best move would be to resign IMO. Cool

  • #11
    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:
    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves


    Read the text beneath the puzzle, it says black to move. So you'd better edit the diagram if you want to avoid misunderstanding. Wink

  • #12
    Dragec wrote:
    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:
    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves


    Read the text beneath the puzzle, it says black to move. So you'd better edit the diagram if you want to avoid misunderstanding.


    lol that's why I put the titled 'White to win in 4 moves' and put some description in order to lessen the confusion

  • #13

    It's fine. I sorted it. Happy now?Cool

  • #14

    Interesting..

  • #15

    how does it work?  the pieces don't move.

  • #16

    didn't get the pieces to move but it's 3 moves.

  • #17

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