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wow i got it right the first move:)
A very practical puzzle. Found it pretty quickly, but it's a good idea to drill these sort of puzzles. This sort of tactical theme comes up more often than you'd think in games.
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Saw right through that
what yellow bar and links?
176th post :)
forever 21 peace to all
better than yesterdy, still pretty ez thanx for the puzzle
I like it.... alot
Very nice puzzle
There's like a million ways to win this one. White has a 9 point lead, and a significant position advantage. This one's almost as lame as yesterday's.
Yes, white should win anyway. But the "solution" sequence forces every black move (on pain of an even quicker checmate by white), where other sequences (such as starting with a knight move) allow black a lot of variations to drag the game out much longer.
I didn't catch the need for Qg6 but otherwise I at least understood the end result.
2.Qgf6 forces black king to h8 where he can be mated by he bishop.
Ah, got it .. because if 2. Nxg5, then ... Rf7 ruins the mate, whereas if 3. Nxg5, then the queen is already on g6, and ... Rf7 can just be captured for mate. Oh well, these things happen before coffee. :)
I was typing my response but I saw you posted the answer to your question =)
I guess I am missing something. Wouldn't 2. Nxg5, Rf7 lead to 3. Qg6+ Kf8 ( 3... Kh8 4. Nxf7# ) 4. Qxf7#.
I am still not seeing why the knight and queen move could not be interchanged. Sure it is not forcing via check but still leads to mate in 5.
edit: removed yellow bar and links
But what if 2.Nxg5 Rf7, 3. Qg6 Rg7 ....?
No more Mate in 5 then. Point of puzzles is to find the best move. Was that a real question?
The point of puzzles is (usually) not to win the game; it's to achieve a given goal. In this case, that goal is mate in 5 from the given position. Either you can do it or you can't. If you can, congratulations, you've demonstrated mastery of what the puzzle is aiming to test. If you can't, you don't -- you're missing something. Determining what you're missing and working to improve on those things, that's what puzzles are for.
Very well said...
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