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  1. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    24 Jan '11 04:19 / 1 edit
    Mate in 3...not 4



    EDIT sorry - white to move
  2. 24 Jan '11 05:05
    I see no way. If you play 1. h7 you lose two moves to checks(which would be mate in 4)r-d1 and r-h1.

    Any check with a rook does not mate in 3. Can you possibly give a small hint?
  3. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    24 Jan '11 05:09
    Originally posted by erikido
    I see no way. If you play 1. h7 you lose two moves to checks(which would be mate in 4)r-d1 and r-h1.

    Any check with a rook does not mate in 3. Can you possibly give a small hint?
    Its a "rook trick"
  4. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    24 Jan '11 05:11
    Pawn on b2...
  5. 24 Jan '11 05:19
    Originally posted by Exuma
    Pawn on b2...
    Ah, I see it now. thanks, interesting
  6. 24 Jan '11 08:32
    It took me a while to figure out what this b2 talk was all about.
  7. 24 Jan '11 10:53
    :-)
  8. 24 Jan '11 14:45 / 1 edit
    wait just one minute, what exactly is this 'b2 pawn' talk about?...if white to move, I see mate in 2 (push pawn to h7 followed by queen promotion) possibly 3 (mitigate any futile block attempt by the black rook)...

    edit: nevermind...I see now the black rook can instead attack, which is also futile but would make it mate in 4...still would like explantion on the 'b2 pawn' however...
  9. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    24 Jan '11 15:42
    Originally posted by Iere man
    ...I see now the black rook can instead attack, which is also futile but would make it mate in 4...still would like explantion on the 'b2 pawn' however...
    because it stops the black rook giving check
  10. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    24 Jan '11 16:19
    Originally posted by Exuma
    Pawn on b2...
    would never have got that without the clue. totally brilliant.
  11. 24 Jan '11 16:49
    got it now and retarded feeling is gone lolz...
  12. 24 Jan '11 22:16
    Good one!

    Needed both hints

    toet.
  13. 24 Jan '11 22:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Good one!

    Needed both hints

    toet.
    Think I need a third hint. How can
    pawn on b2 stop rook from checking
    ? ? ?

  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jan '11 23:10
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Think I need a third hint. How can [hidden]*[/hidden]? ? ?

    It can if
    the Rook is on a different square
  15. 24 Jan '11 23:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It can if [hidden][/hidden]
    Ahhhh. Nice.