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usually these puzzles are well thought out, but i seem to see another mate in 5, is there anything wrong with:
not saying that this puzzle isn't well thought out
I thought that this was the solution and failed the puzzle because of it. I can't figure out how black could do anything differently except for 3. ...Kf8 , which just results in a checkmate on move 4: Qf7#
That looks good to me - even better than the "solution" in that white doesn't sacrifice his queen and in fact takes black's queen.
I didn't even see it, probably because the knight at h6, smothered mate is such a familiar classic play.
I saw Yeewassup's mate in 5. But I learned about "smother" mates. Thanks.
Don't worry, sir. Yeewassup's mate is actually the superior mate: no queen sacrifice, and either white captures black's queen for free OR checkmate actually occurs on move 4 of the sequence--faster than the smother mate.
that's what I thought too. Besides, losing a queen doesn't feel good :P
Don't know... The title just gives it away. It is just forced (for white) to check right away. Qd6+ is the only safe way to do so (any other white move is loosing for him/her), and the rest is easy. I didn't bother to see the combination, just checked.
Black can do Kf8 instead of Kh8 in you version ^^
It´s a double in solution, but i think the expected theme is the phillidor mate.
i saw the same Mate that yeewassup saw! actually, is better, but this one still good!
And then Qf7 mate in four. Superior checkmate.
after Kf8 5 Qf7#
I see the same exact one.
classic. too easy
@ yeewassup, thats a nice one too
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