weird mate in 4

  • #1

    I saw this puzzle on a magazine long time ago:

  • #2

    Semi-accurate title--not just weird, but unbelievable, and also inaccurate.

  • #3

    Took me so long to realize that board was flipped.

  • #4

    I think 2. ...Nf6 would have been a lot better for black.

  • #5
    VULPES_VULPES wrote:

    Took me so long to realize that board was flipped.

    Was it the promoted pawn, or the strange notation?

  • #6
    LelaCrosby wrote:
    VULPES_VULPES wrote:

    Took me so long to realize that board was flipped.

    Was it the promoted pawn, or the strange notation?

    The pawn.

  • #7

    Being able to backstep their own pawns and promote on their own first rank would certainly encourage some to develop their pieces faster.

  • #8

    why inaccurate? 1. Ne7 does the same with the same concept and 3. ... Nf3 instead of 3. ... b1=Q is not influent. A puzzle does not have to stem from a real game. Nice here was to realize that the board was flipped.

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