# (Yet) Another Mate

fetofs
Posers and Puzzles 05 Dec '05 11:45
1. 05 Dec '05 11:45

White mates in 4.
2. 05 Dec '05 14:52
No takers? It is not that difficult ...
3. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
05 Dec '05 17:09
Originally posted by Mephisto2
No takers? It is not that difficult ...
Yes, it's pretty straightforward. I'll leave the solution unspoiled this time.
4. 05 Dec '05 17:491 edit
Okay what bothers me here, assuming the position is legal the bishop at h8 was promoted, the rook at h7 came through the h-file after that, so what was Black's last move? It can't be 1...f6xg5 since the white king would have been in check. It can't be 1...Kg6 since the bishop at g8 has nowhere to be promoted and the king would have been in check on the h-file, disallowing the rook from reaching the spot at h7. This can mean three things: the board is reversed, the position is illegal, or it is Black to move.
Otherwise there is a perfectly trivial mate in 4:
1.Bxg7 ~ 2.Kf4 ~ 3.Bf8 ~ 4.Rh6#;
5. 05 Dec '05 19:14
Originally posted by ilywrin
Okay what bothers me here, assuming the position is legal the bishop at h8 was promoted, the rook at h7 came through the h-file after that, so what was Black's last move? It can't be 1...f6xg5 since the white king would have been in check. It can't be 1...Kg6 since the bishop at g8 has nowhere to be promoted and the king would have been in check on the h ...[text shortened]... ck to move.
Otherwise there is a perfectly trivial mate in 4:
1.Bxg7 ~ 2.Kf4 ~ 3.Bf8 ~ 4.Rh6#;
Well...
The solution is this one:
0...g4!! 1.Rxg7+ Kh5 2.Kf4 g3 3.Kf5 ~ 4.Rh7#
6. 24 Dec '05 20:27
Originally posted by fetofs
[fen]6BB/6pR/6k1/4K1p1/8/8/8/8[/fen]

White mates in 4.
did you get that outta chessmaster 9000 because that puzzle is in there
7. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
25 Dec '05 20:59
Originally posted by fetofs
Well...
The solution is this one:
0...g4!! 1.Rxg7+ Kh5 2.Kf4 g3 3.Kf5 ~ 4.Rh7#
Thought it was white to move.
8. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
26 Dec '05 17:18
Originally posted by sonhouse
Thought it was white to move.
This is not a legal position with white to move.