checkmate in 7

samlong1989

black to play

 

shoopi

That's cool and all, but 1...Nxf3++ and 2... Qg1#.

samlong1989
shoopi wrote:

That's cool and all, but 1...Nxf3++ and 2... Qg1#.

Fixed that for you. I originally had it the way it now is, but I changed it (moved a knight) just before submitting and missed that it made it mate in 2.

boymaster

It's actually a mate in 9, because White can prolong the mate by moving Qh5 after 4...Rh6+ and playing d4 after 6...Bc5+.

samlong1989
boymaster wrote:

It's actually a mate in 9, because White can prolong the mate by moving Qh5 after 4...Rh6+ and playing d4 after 6...Bc5+.

Yes, but I didn't think it was worth including such meaningless moves.

If I was white, I wouldn't give up my queen on h5, because then it is definitely over even if black doesn't find the checkmate with the bishop.

katnc414

Nice!