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# Checkmate black No hint (2)

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1. Ng6+  fxg6 (forced)

2. Nd5#

Kf8

But for me, the right answer is Nd5+ Kf8 then Ng6+ Kg8 is forced then Rxe8+ Kh7 is forced and then Rxh8# The main plan was to capture the Queen and then checkmate, we have lots of points extra and I should also tell you that if we do a checkmate but he (opponent) has points then our rating change is  only +1 or +2 that's all but on the other hand if we have more points for e.g- +5 or +9, then our rating will be +5 or +9. Is that clear ?

Arjun10512 wrote:

But for me, the right answer is Nd5+ Kf8 then Ng6+ Kg8 is forced then Rxe8+ Kh7 is forced and then Rxh8# The main plan was to capture the Queen and then checkmate, we have lots of points extra and I should also tell you that if we do a checkmate but he (opponent) has points then our rating change is  only +1 or +2 that's all but on the other hand if we have more points for e.g- +5 or +9, then our rating will be +5 or +9. Is that clear ?

that's not true, if you win, you win, it doesn't matter how you win, or how much material you are left with when you win. A win is a win, and although @Lagomorph's answer was faster, it doesn't mean you are wrong either, since your solution also leads to checkmate.

There are multiple answers here, but Ng6+ followed by Nd5# is best

The value of a win is infinite, so material advantage does not matter.

aMazeMove is right of course and the assignment should have been "fastest checkmate" or "checkmate in 2 moves". Unfortunately chess.com puzzles do the same thing - reject your winning move because there is a checkmate in the hood. It is game logic applied to puzzles which are completely different disciplines.