# Mate in 4

## Only Chess

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Caninus Interruptus
Only Chess
15 Aug 13
###### Caninus Interruptus
15 Aug 13

J.C. van Gool

Please PM your solutions so that everyone can solve.

###### Caninus Interruptus
15 Aug 13

16 Aug 13
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Thanks SwissGambit,

This is a very tricky one. The first move is difficult to find and also the third move in the longest variation. However they both serve the same purpose, to cover a key flight square.

###### Caninus Interruptus
16 Aug 13

Originally posted by Fat Lady
Thanks SwissGambit,

This is a very tricky one. The first move is difficult to find and also the third move in the longest variation. However they both serve the same purpose, to cover a key flight square.
Yeah, seems tough. I'll wait another day then post another problem.

###### Caninus Interruptus
18 Aug 13

Originally posted by SwissGambit
Yeah, seems tough. I'll wait another day then post another problem.
There are still some people trying to solve. I'll wait a bit to post more.

###### Caninus Interruptus
20 Aug 13

Solution to van Gool:

1.Be8! (threat 2.Qc4)
1...Rxe8 2.dxc3 Bxc3 3.Ne5 Rxe5 4.Nf6# (or 3...Bxe5 4.Ne3🙄
1...Re4 2.Qc4+ RxQ 3.Ne3#

...Re3+ is always answered by NxR#

###### Caninus Interruptus
20 Aug 13
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Problem 2

A. Switilsky
Die Schwalbe 1995

Mate in 4

21 Aug 13
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These puzzles are incredibly hard, I thought I had the first puzzle figured out a number of times including with the proper first move, but I always found a flaw and never saw the follow up pawn capture on move two. And now, even after seeing where I went wrong on the first puzzle and trying to apply what I learned, I still can't figure out the second one 🙁). Thanks for posting these!

###### Caninus Interruptus
21 Aug 13

Originally posted by Matt2015z
These puzzles are incredibly hard, I thought I had the first puzzle figured out a number of times including with the proper first move, but I always found a flaw and never saw the follow up pawn capture on move two. And now, even after seeing where I went wrong on the first puzzle and trying to apply what I learned, I still can't figure out the second one 🙁). Thanks for posting these!
It takes some practice to get good at solving composed problems. But once you do, you get to see some ideas that are difficult or impossible to achieve in regular games of chess.

21 Aug 13
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This one is so unlike a real chess position that I'm having trouble analysing it properly. I have a suspicion about what the solution might be, but haven't got the time just at the moment to check that it works. I'll have another go this evening.

###### Caninus Interruptus
21 Aug 13
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Problem 2 SOLV'D (Ragwort)