Chess Puzzle I Composed

Spotlion

Here's a chess puzzle I composed. There are many good moves, but try to find best that leads to a mate in 8!

Try to rate it in difficulty, please.

MrComposer

Mate in 8, you say? Therefore, all moves must be check, so I'm assuming Rf7 is the first move.

Spotlion

Rf7 Bxf7.

Spotlion

The first move isn't check, so if you find the first move, I'll give you all the credit since there are many variations for the resulting checkmate.

Scottrf

Rc6 looks good, threatening Be5#.

Really though, Nxg5 looks fine.

Spotlion

Nxg5 isn't the best, but you have the right idea of moving the rook for a bishop mate. But which rook move is the best?

Scottrf

I meant from a practical point of view, game looks over after Nxg5.

As for the problem, can't get it yet.

Adriandmen

This is a great and well thought puzzle!!

Spotlion

So you got the answer?

mkchan2951

how bout start with Re7 followed by Be5# black can only delay

Adriandmen
Spotlion schreef:

So you got the answer?

Yes...

s0030135
mkchan2951

yea that looks correct king can escape after Re7 f4 i think

Spotlion

Good job, s0030135.

Please post the difficulty out of 5.

Scottrf
Spotlion wrote:

Good job, s0030135.

Please post the difficulty out of 5.


For him, 0.

mkchan2951

for me, checkmate difficulty:5

winning difficulty: negative over 9000

s0030135

I would rate it 2 out of 5.