# 12/30/2011 - Mate in 5

• 17 months ago · Quote · #81

I AGREE WITH CHESSTYA.THESE PUZZLES WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE IF BOTH SIDES PLAYED TO WIN,USUALLY BLACK MAKES STUPID MOVES WHICH ALLOWS WHITE TO MATE.LETS HAVE REALISTIC PUZZLES THAT WE COULD APPLY IN A REAL GAME.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #82

Thankfully not a challenge.  Too bad in a real game though a kibitzer doesn't tell you "Mate in 5".  Would you have found it otherwise?  I ask this question of all the puzzles.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #83

nice

• 17 months ago · Quote · #84
ChesstyA wrote:

Can black not do an "En Passant" after G4?

No because the black pawn must be on f4 when the white pawn moves to g4 from it's g2 square for pxg3 e.p. As the black pawn is on the f3 square e.p. is not an option.

PS.  Good puzzle.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #85

Got it first try woohoo!

• 17 months ago · Quote · #86
nyannyannyannyannyan wrote:
ChesstyA wrote:

Can black not do an "En Passant" after G4?

en passant only possible after g4 if the black f-pawn was on g4, instead of g3.

Surely you mean the black pawn must be on f4 instead of f3 when the white pawn move from it's original g2 square to g4. If the black pawn was on g4 or g3 then g4 for the white pawn would not be possible.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #87

• 17 months ago · Quote · #88

ez

• 17 months ago · Quote · #89

dufferps wrote:

As in yesterday's puzzle, the initial knight move is brilliant. Black has 3 possible responses.  I think his natural response (capturing the knight with the g-pawn) is probably his best.  Let's look at all three possibilities (1...gxf5, 1...Kh5, and 1...Kg5)
I erred in my solution to 1. ... Kh5
The proper line would be: 1. Nf3+  Kh5, 2. g4+!  Kg5, 3. Qe3#

• 17 months ago · Quote · #90

I guess I'm blind, so I'm with Chessty from Denmark...  why not en passant?

• 17 months ago · Quote · #91

en passant only on fifth rank.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #92

Very instructive.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #93

nice

• 17 months ago · Quote · #94

Oh, duh...  never mind, then...

• 17 months ago · Quote · #95

Very clever

• 17 months ago · Quote · #96
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• 17 months ago · Quote · #97

werd

• 17 months ago · Quote · #98

hoi ho ho

• 17 months ago · Quote · #99

danham1979 is a very clever soul for rickrolling us on the first reply but just by posting that video he has lost the game

• 17 months ago · Quote · #100

Seems the most direct friday puzzle I've done...moves seemed to be almost forced...would I have seen knight sacrifice in game without knowledge of outcome?...don't know.