Originally posted by nimzo5Am I correct that it's Qe6 followed by Nh6?
Was thinking about this quote after struggling to solve a very basic mate on the train to work this morning.
“A thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes
the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them
not only not difficult, but almost a matter of course”
[fen]r1bq1nkb/2p4p/p2p3Q/1p2pN1N/4 ...[text shortened]... e 2 stops to find the move. I think it is because the mate pattern wasn't ingrained in my head.
Originally posted by nimzo5Actually it's only one knight on the h-file. It's two knights on the 5th rank.
I also typically just count out escape squares when looking for a mate, but something this direct I shouldn't have to "see" I should just know it. Something about two knights on the h file threw me off.