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12-05-2007, 03:06 AM

12-05-2007, 01:58 PM
I know this. Thanks for giving this puzzle.
I saw this in Power Play 1 DVD from Daniel King.

So I know that lesson if valuable.

12-05-2007, 08:27 PM
?? g6? How is that forced? After g4 Bxd7 screws that whole answer up.

12-06-2007, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by TedSummers:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SSBN617:
?? g6? How is that forced? After g4 Bxd7 screws that whole answer up.

Because if g4 Bxd7 then White has Qh5 CheckMate. (Which is Mate in 2 Moves) If instead g4 Kxg5, Qh5+ Kf6, then Rf7 CheckMate. (Which is Mate in 3 Moves) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Black can only hold out the longest with the given solution, it's the best defense that Black has to offer:

1. g4! g6
2. h4 Rh8
3. Qh7 Rxh7
4. Rxh7 # </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Totally missed that obviously. Well at least my misery as black would have been shorter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

12-14-2007, 11:07 AM
Mate in 9
1.Rxc6 Qxc6
2.g4 Qc1+
3.Kg2 Qc6+
4.Kg3 Qf3+
5.Nxf3 Kh7
6.Ng5+ Kh8
7.Qh5+ Kg8
8.Qh7+ Kf8

Mate in 7
1.Rc4 Be4
2.Rxe4 Rh8
3.Rh4+ Kxg5
4.Qf4+ Kg6
5.Qg3+ Kf6
6.Rf4+ Ke5

Mate in 4
1.g4 g6
2.h4 Rh8
3.Qh7+ Rxh7