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# 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

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

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

The best move would be to resign IMO.

• #11

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.

• #12
Dragec 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?

• #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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