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5/4/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #181

    Djazbin

    Gotta put horses in a box... clean.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #182

    murometzyx

    You have solved this problem!
    5. Ne6#
  • 24 months ago · Quote · #183

    allk

    fine !

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #184

    Mathematics

    nice 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #185

    Shahaliyev99

    first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #186

    Mogford

    4 Knights dancing around the King!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #187

    blakewalk

    Excellent puzzle ! My favourite thus far; beautiful.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #188

    blakewalk

    Rust_Blade wrote:

    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...

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

    Very true !!  Good point

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #189

    Joe_The_Biden

    Nice.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #190

    BryanCFB

    Rust_Blade wrote:

    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.

    One possibility for example, say white played the knight from b4 to d5 attacking black's rook on c3 while also setting up the mating net.  Let's say that black did not see the white mating net, moved from c3, and took a white pawn on c2.  We would then arrive at the puzzle position.  Black would then be threatening checkmate for the first time, only to be beaten to it by white.

    I would definitely agree that whatever black's last move was it was a game losing blunder. 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #191

    xray

    one of the all time great ones!  super lesson

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #192

    Razzfazz

    BEautiful!! Never seen this pattern before.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #193

    bdn512

    Nice!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #194

    vyik

    Nice

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #195

    Justforthefun

    very cool puzzle

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #196

    PeaceRequiresAnarchy

    Easy only because every one of black's moves were only moves.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #197

    bishop987

    Too fancy.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #198

    mark_mabe98

    that was easy!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #199

    AlyMohamed

    amazing !!!!!!!!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #200

    h3lo123

    Laughing


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