16616 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Looks at a line with both players making wrong moves, but Black blundering worse and more often.
2. ... Rxe6? was premature. At this point c3 would have protected and enhanced the promotion threat and at least tied up one white Rook to prevent it (while both Black Rooks would be free for other action.)
4. ... g5? was a terrible wasted move. Any of several other moves (...Re3 or even ...h5) would have been better.
Then Black compounds his troubles with another worthless move,5. ... Re4? Did he not see the coming checkmate? He could have at least moved his Rook to e3 to prevent it. for the moment (and simultaneously protect his c-pawn.)
Very good but that was mate in 5 and not 3 as stated above.
Mate in 3 minutes maybe :?
This puzzle is mate in 5 not mate in 3 as stated.
It looks like there's discussion on three different puzzles going on...where's the one where Black queens?
I can't figure it out. When I started this morning the daily puzzle at the top of page 1 was the same problem as we see in comments #26 and #32. Now it shows a completely different puzzle - a smothered mate problem that was the daily puzzle several days ago.
What is going on?
i have seen this puzzle b4...very nice...
why does it say mate in three..?
Easy, but nice puzzle!!
Mate de la coz. Muy bonito
Thats a mate in 5...not 3
Mate in 3? I believe it takes 5 moves...
it is mate in 5 not in3
Seems to me to be a mate in 5, not in three... but, who is counting! :)
They should make these puzzles more difficult and more diverse. This smother mate pattern comes way to often.
10/7/2015 - Shulman - Krush, US Championship 2007
by PATILNN a few minutes ago
serious trouble. help?
by Rsava 10 minutes ago
Need Help analyzing a specific position
by logozar 10 minutes ago
Why are women not as successful as men in chess?
by clockblockerz 12 minutes ago
Why do chess players hide behind avatars and false profiles?
by 38Jacques 15 minutes ago
The Hnerf Attack
by TheBlunderfulPlayer 21 minutes ago
Knight vs Rook with pawns majority
by Rsava 22 minutes ago
Did black play this opening ok?
by kiiiira 33 minutes ago
What would be the best brake on playing under the influence of alcohol?
by TurboFish 39 minutes ago
Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defence 4. d3
by Bishop_g5 47 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!