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2/28/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #161

    Zibeyda94

    a nice puzzleSmile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #162

    Kantor2100

     Nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #163

    chessica

    wow i got it right the first move:)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #164

    soothsayer8

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #165

    Churrasqueira

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #166

    Appleheart64

    Saw right through that

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #167

    Jacob30

    what yellow bar and links?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #168

    monkeyboy123

    176th post :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #169

    waynedickinson2

    forever 21 peace to all

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #170

    chessmaster299o

    Nice puzzle! :)
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #171

    DESTROYER8

    second

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #172

    bartenderbill

    better than yesterdy, still pretty ez thanx for the puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #173

    milray101

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #174

    Scottstallion

    I like it.... alotCool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #175

    gresties42

    Very nice puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #176

    weijing98

    ez

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #177

    dufferps

    timab wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #178

    dufferps

    onefineham wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #179

    dufferps

    Hennepin wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    RenataCFC wrote:

    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 ....?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #180

    ndskykng

    dufferps wrote:
    Hennepin wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    RenataCFC wrote:

    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?


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