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  1. 08 May '07 17:35
    If you go to uschess.org and look at their puzzle section, I would like to ask a question. Look at the Treehouse Problem at the very bottom of the page. It says mate in 3, but isn't it a mate in 2? As such: 1. Ne2+ Kh1 (or h2), 2. Qh4++. Am I missing something here?
  2. 08 May '07 17:45
    Originally posted by AlphaAlekhine
    If you go to uschess.org and look at their puzzle section, I would like to ask a question. Look at the Treehouse Problem at the very bottom of the page. It says mate in 3, but isn't it a mate in 2? As such: 1. Ne2+ Kh1 (or h2), 2. Qh4++. Am I missing something here?
    The Black pawns are going down the board, hence after 1.Ne2+ Black can play 1. ... fxe2

    http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/puzzle_25_46.php
  3. 08 May '07 17:48
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    The Black pawns are going down the board, hence after 1.Ne2+ Black can play 1. ... fxe2

    http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/puzzle_25_46.php
    Oh, man. That's the second time in two days I've done that. I think I need a nap. Thanks for pointing this out.