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2/3/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #121

    inhouse

    That Andy and David thing is getting old and boring. Try something else please.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #122

    freebie

    The chess-puzzle forum's big curse:

    Two trolls showing love with bad verse.

    I said with a sigh

    while throwing a pie

    The "first" posters are getting worse!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #123

    SirrinNacht

    Not bad.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #124

    glsmith

    rook takes b6 mate! in two!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #125

    ZitaS

    Smile Simple

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #126

    glsmith

    cool puzzle

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #127

    SharmaPawan

    Cheers MAte
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #128

    cfrench49

    Good puzzle.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #129

    abekiroz

    cleaver

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #130

    dufferps

    Beautiful.  I didn't get the second move, and after I was shown it everything was so obvious.  How could I have missed it?  Part of my problem was that I had been envisioning a final mate by a rook on the back row- not a rook sacrifice to put the black king in a spot with no escape squares.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #131

    Ray-D-OActive

    easy peasy......

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #132

    dufferps

    staz1024 wrote:

    2. Rxb6+ ?


    2.  Rxb6+   Qxf3+
    3.  Kg1      Qg2#

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #133

    hasnain_hayder

    THat was easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #134

    lph

    Hmmmm? quite effective

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #135

    mikeymike12321

    Nice one . not hard but not too easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #136

    sediments

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #137

    chess_neophyte

    What about Rxb6 after Ka8? Mate, I think.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #138

    chess_neophyte

    Nevermind, queen takes it.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #139

    dufferps

    Archit222 wrote:

     

    A little sipler way !



    But that would not work:

    After 2. Rh7+ 
    Black would respond
    2. ...  Qxf3+ forcing 3. Kg1 Qg2#

    White MUST move 2. Rb7++

    He might try 2. Rf7 to stave off the immediate ... Qxf3+, but 2. ... gxf3 would be almost as devastating.  One of black's threats:
    3. ... Rxh2+,  4. Kg1  Rg1+  5. Kf2  R8h2#

    Another:
    3. ... Qd5 threatening the rook at f7 and the Bishop at g5 and threatening discovered check by advancing the f-pawn.

    White's best defense against these threats might be 3. h4.  But I think black would soon have an overpowering advantage - probably with 3. ... Qd5.  I don't see any way white can defend without sacrificing yet another piece in a losing continuation.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #140

    Pawn_Xchange_Master

    Double check, must avoid getting double checked at all costs!


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