9794 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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.
Bxb3 answered by axb3++ as per previous answer.
4 a4 is answered by the delaying move Ba2, which means mate in 6 i guess.
Ok, I completely missed the discovered check(mate). Thanks.
What if Black plays Kc5 instead of taking the Knight?
I think black might have had better moves along the way. 4. ... Rfc8 (preventing 5.Bc7# but allowing 5.Bd2#) seemed pretty insipid, but at that point there was no way to prevent 5.checkmate.
3. ... K captures the Knight at a5 may have been necessary, but it blocked the king onto one column. 3. ... Kc5 might have been better.
Edit: marmaladecat has shown that 3. ... Kc5 still ends in forced mate in 5.
How on earth does a 2000-rated player ask this question?
jflint wrote; What if Black plays Kc5 instead of taking the Knight?
3...Kc5 is met by 4.Rd1, trapping the Black king and giving White 3 ways to mate next move; Black can't stop all of them.
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating?Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
First attempt at this. Was not too shabby.
i think it is a medium puzzle cuz i needed hel for it :/
Now that's a proper and awesome puzzle!
fourth was hard.
They should allow alternates...
Quite hard. White had a lot of good options going off.
then the a pawn checkmates in 5.
not happy with this site.
by Bondedcheese a few minutes ago
Tal's best games.
by rupali1998 2 minutes ago
A Thread For Nice Guys
by Shivsky 6 minutes ago
*THE ROAD* (2)
by rupali1998 7 minutes ago
*IN THAT* (3)
Is White happy with a draw here?
by rupali1998 8 minutes ago
by XavierPadilla 8 minutes ago
4/15/2014 - Mate in 7
by SubhankarD 11 minutes ago
by Spiritbro77 12 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!