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12/9/2011 - Mate in 5


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    dailypuzzle

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Powerlight958

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    joseph_ward

    got it

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    arfdoggy

    boom

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    00name00

    third

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    deepak21071974

    hmm:)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    registan

    Where is bill?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    IncrediBill

    Here I am.  Nice puzzle.  Pretty straight forward and logical.

     

    Did Chess.com make a mistake???

    Normally in these puzzles, Black makes the best moves possible to delay the mate as long as possible.  Anyime you try to find an altrnate line for Black it usually leads to a quicker mate.

    But instead of playing 2...Kg8, if Black was to play 2...Bh6, would that not make the puzzle a Mate in 6???

    Check out this Blue alternate line for Black.  (The Red lines just show alternate moves for White and Black to show that 2...Bh6 should have been the move that Black should have played.)

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    cholter

    yessir

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    teddycarebears

    streight forward ... nice combination !

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    vfdffrd

    not bad

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    szammie

    Nice!

    SZ.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    JCE77

    nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    FabioR

    Excellent!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    jacktrans2011

    Cool

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    manujames

    varity style attack

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    Jotim1

    What a beast bill

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    Mal

    IncrediBill wrote:

    Here I am.  Nice puzzle.  Pretty straight forward and logical.

    Did Chess.com make a mistake???

    Normally in these puzzles, Black makes the best moves possible to delay the mate as long as possible.  Anyime you try to find an altrnate line for Black it usually leads to a quicker mate.

    But instead of playing 2...Kg8, if Black was to play 2...Bh6, would that not make the puzzle a Mate in 6???

    Check out this alternate line for Black.

    .


    Did Chess.com make a mistake? Hmmm, I'm not sure about this, incrediBill. What about instead of 3.Qxh6+ white played 3.Nf7+ or Ng6+ . There are a lot of permutations, but with the bishops and Queen it could still be mate in 5 if white plays carefully.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    mohandisusa

    its good i found the solution 4 the mate...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    Mal

    By the way Bill, it's good to see you back!! I've missed your amazing and insightful analyses. Yes, there are always people ready to knock you, but that's only because you have the guts to stick your head above the parapet. Thanks.


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