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4/17/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #281

    d4_or_CaroKann

    yeewassup wrote:

    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

    So there were basically two mates.  However, the "smothered mate" is the more beautiful one!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #282

    arxion

    chess_asunder wrote:

    I think this works too:

    1. Qe6+ Kh8 2. Nf7+ Kg8 3. Nd8+ Kh8 4. Qe8+ Qf8 5. Qxf8#

    *and you don't sacrifice your queen this way

    -oh, everyone else already noticed the second solution, so nevermind...

    ====

    Except it was really frustrating to see the alternative and then have software refuse to move it!  :-P

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #283

    epburton84

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #284

    kana01

    yeewassup wrote:

    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

    why didnt the king move to h6 instead of h8 when he was put in check in move 3

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #285

    Captaincapture

    Classic smothered mate! I'm still waiting to get this kind of mate in a game!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #286

    ndskykng

    kana01 wrote: 

    why didnt the king move to h6 instead of h8 when he was put in check in move 3

    Study it harder next time.  He can't go to h6, he's not jumping two squares.  Over his pawns.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #287

    milray101

    ok

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #288

    maxmatrix1982

    easy! ;)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #289

    sheepweevil

    yeewassup wrote:

    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

    You're correct. That's the solution I found too.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #290

    mszulzyk

    this is mate in 3

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #291

    smotheredmate1

    Someone with a name like mine doesn't have problems solving this type of puzzle. lol

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #292

    dahchessmaster

    yay!! first try!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #293

    Smoothkp

    Top notch

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #294

    Zalmeth

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #295

    knightenday

    "smothered mate" :) classic

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #296

    Timeyo_R_Nkosi

    Done 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #297

    jerirose

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #298

    surfer277

    smothered mate...right?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #299

    Mirek71

    classic

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #300

    Jeffitaph27

    cake.


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