Chess Puzzle #63

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for a sequence of moves to avoid a mate in one. It’s black to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!


6 Responses to “Chess Puzzle #63”

  1. CS says:

    Play Black queen to h2. So you will avoid mate in one but it will be mate in two!

  2. Onchessstrat says:

    Sorry, but that doesn’t even avoid mate in one. 🙂

  3. Davanum Srinivas says:

    Black plays Re1, White has to play Kg2, Black counters with Ne3, Now White has to Qxe3 or fxe3. Qxe3 takes out the threat of mate in one, fxe3, then black can do Qe2 and continue the series of checks.

  4. Onchessstrat says:

    I think you meant Qc2 instead of Qe2 as your last move for black. However, what if white plays K-f3 instead of taking the knight after N-e3?

  5. Davanum Srinivas says:

    Right, Good one!, Yes, I did mean Qc2, Yes, if white plays K-f3 then black can do N-f5 to prevent white using Q-g7 and attack the queen at the same time.

  6. Onchessstrat says:

    Excellent! This was one of my student’s games. It was a good example about always looking for a move even when it looks like all is lost. Thanks for commenting!

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