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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.
what if black bishop takes the b pawn - then it is not 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.
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First attempt at this. Was not too shabby.
i think it is a medium puzzle cuz i needed hel for it :/
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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.
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