Rich As A King

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Checkmate tactic!



White to move and checkmate in 4

1nq1rk2/r3bbp1/1np5/1p1pNPP1/p2P1B2/P1N5/1P5Q/1B3R1K w - - 0 1

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Ng6+, Bxg6
2. fxg6, Kg8
3. Bxb8, Qxb8
4. Qa7#

Yohana Salim said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. fxg6 Ke6
4. Qh3#

Pranav Dandekar said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6

(If 1...Kg8 2. Qh8#).

2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. fxg6+ Ke6
4. Qh3#

Anant said...

1.Ng6+Bxg6
2.Qh8+Kf7
3.fxg6+Ke6
4.Qh3#

Umesh Tawde said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6 (forced)
2. fxg6. Bxa3 (or any other B move to clear e7 square for King to escape

3. Bd6++ Kg8
4. Qh7#

Lucymarie said...

1st move is obvious. 2nd isn't.

1. Ng6+ Bxg6

Now 2. fxg6 only leads to a mate in 4 if Black co-operates with 2. .. Qe6? 3. Bd6+ Qf6 4. Qh8#

But after 2. fxg6? Black can postpone mate by one move with 2. .. Qh3 3. Qxh3 Bf6 4. Bd6+ Ree7 5. Qh8#

The correct continuation for White is:

2. Qh8+ 2. .. Kf7 3. fxg6+ Ke6 4. Qh3#

Lucymarie

Anonymous said...

As soon as I convinced myself 1.Qh8+ doesnt work, then the real answer came rather easily.
1.Ng6+ Bxg6 (1...Kg8 2.Qh8#)
2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.fxg6 Ke6
4.Qh3#

Even though black is an entire rook up at the start of the puzzle, his queen, 2 knights and the a7 rook are merely spectators to the real action.

From the second world chess champion Emmanuel Lasker "The losing side has the greater part of his army in positions where they had no bearing whatever upon the questions at issue. They might have been just as well anywhere else but on the board."

Anonymous said...

I think it goes like this:
1. Ng6+ Bxg6
2. fxg6 threatening Bd6 and then Qh7/8#
if
2. ... Qe6 then we switch moves:
3. Qh8+ Qg8
4. Bd6#
if
2. ... Kg8 then
3. Qh7+ Kf8
4. Qh8#
Greets, Jan

fajac said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6
1. ... Kg8
2. Qh8#
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. fxg6+ Ke6
4. Qh3#

Anand Gautam said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6 (Kg8 2. Qh8+#)
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. fxg6+ Ke6
4. Qh3+#

dk said...

1.Ng6+ BxN
2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.fxg+ Ke6
4.Qh3 mate

Luc Despontin said...

1.Nxg7 Kxg7
2.g6+ Kf6
3.Bf5+ Kg5
4.Rg2mate

Andor Rajsli said...

1.Ng6+. Bg6
2.fg6, Be6
3.Be6+,Kg8
4.Qh7#

Prof.S.G.BHAT said...

1.Ng6+ Bxg6
2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.fxg6+ Ke6
4.Qh3#

Manish Shrikhande said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6
2. fg Bd8
3. Qh8+ Ke7
4. Qxg7++

Anonymous said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. f5xg6+ Ke6
4. Qh3 mate

Anonymous said...

1. Ng6+ Bxg6
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. f5xg6+ Ke6
4. Qh3 mate