48 ( +1 | -1 ) puzzle #5698I have been looking through the different moves the Bishop could do in this puzzle and the next obviously only move the Knight would do in order to reach the mate. I was surprised that Nc7 as an alternative solution had been rejected as leading to more moves than the given solution. I look and relook at the board but can't understand why Nc7 would not be a mate within the two moves to mate. Could some of you more-experienced-players help me with that ?
22 ( +1 | -1 ) Well 1. Nc7 Bxc7+ and if 2. Kxc7, we have stalemate (which is a draw, and not checkmate). Any other second move by white doesn't mate either, so 1. Nc7 doesn't deliver mate-in-2 (in fact, I don't think it even wins at all).
58 ( +1 | -1 ) Thank you ganstaman and heinzkat for your prompt responses.
heinzkat: I see. I came back on the refreshed board and the Bishop got on f3, when the Nc7 has been accepted. But... as I had been looking through your puzzle an hour ago, coming to the solution and hitting the returnbutton beneith the board to study the alternative solutions, I noticed that the Nc7 option hadn't been available. Shouldn't all possible solutions be in the Solutionlist on the right of the board?
PS: I like your puzzles heinzkat. Maybe one day I come through the twothousand and thanks to the given pratice might be prepared to offer you a nice game :)
35 ( +1 | -1 ) i find it unusual that if there are two possible mates at the end of a puzzle, only one is listed in the possible moves. i guess it's because the puzzle maker here spots a mate in one immediately, records the first move it spots, then moves onto a different position. but all mate in one moves are accepted when solving, even if it isn't listed.