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Ah the beauty of mating on the back rank! Nice one.
Disgruntled_Sheep you cant get this mate, i guess you rely on putting queen right beside the black king right? well, you hoped the ladder eats it whereas KING will take it and no one protects the queen
But the Knight prevents the King from capturing the Queen.
even if this is faster, i would play smothered just because it rocks :D
Yeah, smothered mate looking setup
Na6, Ka8, Qb8+ Rxb8, Nc7# is a way cooler mate.
seriously, why does queen c7 not work? been looking at it for couple minutes now, don't get it.
Excellent... Fifty points for Gryffindor!!
Lol...I think 95% of us thought this was smothered mate.
Good exercise in knight and queen combination.
your solution is not good.
The good one is :
this solution is good but there is a better one:
Qd6+ Ka8 - Nc7+ Kb8 - Na6++ Ka8 - Qb8+ Rxb8 - Nc7
Soyez s\'il vous plait pertinant, efficace et gentil !
There is also 3.Na6++ Ka8 4.Qb8+ Rb8 5.Nc7#, isn t it?
1. Qd6+, Ka8 2. Nc7+, Kb8 3. Na6++, Ka8 4. Qb8+, Rxb8 5. Nc7# is yes, definitely much more elegant. I cater to the idea that serious chess is a clash of wills and egos, and the cold-blooded ruthlessness with a forced smother mate in 5, with the opponent absolutely helpless, is much more in keeping with the spirit.
What's wrong with using smothered mate in 5? So it takes one move longer, so what? How is that incorrect? Someone explain that to me, I think it's absurd.
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