I would try to divert the black queen from covering e8 so that I could play Qe8 with mate. So, this suggests Bg7, though that particular pretty mate is not going to happen:

1. Bg7 Kg8 (Qg7 2.Qe8#) 2. Bf6

I did try Bh6 first, but that is a losing move after the black king plays to h8. Continuing:

2. …..Kf8 3. Qh6 with either Qh8# or Qg7# on the next white move.

1. Bxg7+ Kg8 (Qxg7, 2. Qe8#)

2. Bf6+ Kf8 (Qg7, 3. Qxg7#)

3. Qh6+ Kg8 (Qg7, 4. Qxg7#)

4. Qh8#

greets, jan

1. Bxg7+ Kg8 (Qxg7 2. Qe8++)

2. Be5+ Kf8 (Qg7 3. Qxg7++)

3. Qxh6+ Kg8 (Qg7 4. Qxg7++)

4. Qh8++

Feels so nice to be able to solve this one after missing out on the last 2 or 3 puzzles.

Bxg7+ and it is finished for Blacks

Bg7

Yancey Ward

pages of trivial analysis to follow

Bxg7+

1. Bxg7+ Qxg7

[1… Kg8 2. Bf6+ Kf8 3. Qxh6+ Kg8 4. Qh8#]

2. Qe8#

1. Bxg7+ Kg8 [1. … Qxg7 2. Qe8#]

2. Bf6+ Kf8 [2. … Qg7 3. Qxg7#]

3. Qxh6+ Kg8 [3. … Qg7 4. Qxg7#]

4. Qh8#

I would try to divert the black queen from covering e8 so that I could play Qe8 with mate. So, this suggests Bg7, though that particular pretty mate is not going to happen:

1. Bg7 Kg8 (Qg7 2.Qe8#)

2. Bf6

I did try Bh6 first, but that is a losing move after the black king plays to h8. Continuing:

2. …..Kf8

3. Qh6 with either Qh8# or Qg7# on the next white move.

why would anyone not think of b:g7/ Am I wrong here..

1. Bxg7+ (a) QxB

2. Qe8#

1. … (b) Kg8

2. Bxh6+ Qg7

3. QxQ#

Mark

BxG7?

Bxg7

Bxg7+

I can’t find anything faster than mate in 4, unless Black cooperates.

1. Bxg7+ Kg81. … Qxg7; 2. Qe8 mate

2. Ba1+ Kf82. … Qg7; 3. Qxg7 mate

3. Qxh6+and now either3. … Qg7; 4. Qxg7 mateor

3. … Kg8; 4. Qh8 mateBxg7#,Kg8

Ba1#,Kf8

Qxh6#,Kg8

Qh83

Maybe 1.Bxg7+ if 1… Qxg7 then 2. Qe8#.

1.BxP+ Kg8

2.Bf6+ Kf8

3.Qh6+ Kf8

4.Qf8+ Kf7

5.Qg7#

1.BxP+ Kg8

2.Bf6+ Kf8

3.Qh6+ Kf8

4.Qf8+ Kf7

5.Qg7#

Cute one.

1. Bxg7+! Kg8

2. Bf6+ Kf8

3. Qxh6+! and forced mate.

Easy, peasy. 1. Bxg7+ Qxg7 2. Qe8#

1. BxG7+ KG8 (If … QxB 2. Q-E8#)

2. BF6 Discovered Mate

1. Ba1xg7+ Qe7xg7

2. Qg6-e8#

–br

1. Bg7 Kg8 2.Bf6++

1.Bxg7+ Qxg7

2.Qe8#

OR

1.Bxg7+ Kg8

2.Bf6+ Kf8

3.Qh6+ Kg8

4.Qh8#

Now that “Lucimarie” has come back we can expect lot of witty comments again.