A pretty mate in 7 puzzle

  • #1

    Here is a problem that I enjoyed a lot from Reinfeld's '1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate'...had to share it! Hope you like!

  • #2

    wow

  • #3

    Nice. The ending was familiar to me from TT.  Didn't take long to solve.  Smile

  • #4

    There is no need to take the rook first.... It's mate in 5

  • #5
    crimsonaaron wrote:

    There is no need to take the rook first.... It's mate in 5

    No, taking the rook is necessary because it's pinning your pieces to the king.

    Nice mate man.

  • #6

    Except you end up losing after 3. Na6+ Kc8

  • #7

    Right; with the rook on e8, the threat of Qc7# is impossible. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • #8

    Awesome!

  • #9

    Reinfelds variation on the suffocation mate is a missed chance in delivering a useful lesson on pinning and unpinning which is evidently available. A bit better is this one:

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