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what if black bishop takes the b pawn - then it is not mate in 5
I was thinking the same thing. And does anyone know why 4.a4 is wrong please? I don't see how both mate threats (b4/Bd2) can be defended.
Thats what I was thinking too. Think it is a perfectly viable option as well, just not the solution
oh please you guys, these quesions have been answered at least 5 times in the previous pages and really it's not impossible to see providing you dont jump to the conclusion that the puzzle is "busted" (per another poster) or has multiple solutions... it doesn't and it's documented all over this forum. Take that as a fact, and now s
ha ha ha
agreed... this puzzle is busted bro... good eye
tough puzzle. It is hard to see that many moves ahead.
not that easy!
I thought the same thing at first "the puzzle is wrong!" but The annoying 4...ba2 stops it - then i realized that after Bxb3 axb3 discovers a mate very tough puzzle.
that was a very good puzzle
4.a4 can be played.
There is a wrong thing here :
when you move b3, the black bishop can take your pawn and there isn't checkmate in five moves.
But if you do a4, then there is checkmate in five moves.
pavrey - white takes with the a pawn and mates in 5
4...., Bxb3 ?
Yes it is, axb3 is mate because of the discovery by the rook on a1.
4.b3 the solidifies the on-coming checkmate with 5.Bd2#/Checkmate.
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