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5/4/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #161

    morphysrevenge

    very nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #162

    pbazan

    Fantastic!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #163

    Aech3

    Interesting one... I enjoyed this, hope to see more like it! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #164

    gmpalomares

    Nice & I like it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #165

    oroark

    this puzzle was so beautiful and elegant

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #166

    gaurangi

    a unique pattern mate with 2 knights

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #167

    jlmolgar

    Second, nice puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #168

    twighead

    B E A UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #169

    AIOluver

    easy as pie Wink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #170

    Amir169

    Great!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #171

    Twobit

    That is pretty even as a picture.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #172

    Miu_

    I cannot immagine such a parttern before!! but I doubt, if I can find it in the practical chess game.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #173

    21goingon90

    I agree - brilliant pattern 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #174

    Pawn_Xchange_Master

    4 Horsies playing together :P

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #175

    UncleKolaYams

    nice one!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #176

    Rust_Blade

    Interesting... but really it's not about how someone planned that... but how the game could have gotten to that position in the first place.  I just want to look back 1 move.  What was black's last move?  First off, if black were not in check the last move, he could have checkmated white no matter what.  Look at the knights and the pawn... if any of them were moved from their current position by one move, black can checkmate with Rg1#.  The rooks (if you examine them as well) could also delive mate in 1 in all positions except if there was a rook on b2 (which is mate in 2 after Ra2+ followed by Rg1#).  Now consider the king: he must have been in check to prevent black from delivering mate with the rooks.  Only 2 locations are possible: h7 or g7.  Being checked at either location, he could move to g6 and white doesn't have a decisive attack.  

    After all that: black clearly blundered on his last move to allow white this awesome attack.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #177

    mpscheck

    wonderful

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #178

    ReyRambler1960

    Nicely unique.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #179

    mwaltenburg

    great idea

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #180

    Djazbin

    Gotta put horses in a box... clean.


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