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8/8/2014 - Mate in 5


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #201

    Vladimir_Ikhonov

    Hey_Man wrote:

    fp!

    Whoever is making these puzzles, should not be doing it on chess.com. Its one thing to make easy puzzles, another to make a puzzle that is totally erroneous. White's first move is Nb5, which is understandable, so as to make room and support for the Queen to checkmate on c7. Now instead of Black playing Nd5 (basically sacrificing the Knight to White's Rook), why doesn't Black go Qxg7, and hence remove the threat of mate by White's Queen??? Whatever combination of checkmate White may try with the Bishop, Knight and Rook, can be repulsed by Black's Night, Rook and Queen (the Bishop can join in and lend a hand as well). Also this would give Black an advantage in terms of value of pieces on the board.

    Getting back to our fairy tale land. White's Knight makes room for his Queen to attack Black's King and also lends support. In response Black's Knight says "I think I want to die now, but I'll pretend that I'm trying to prevent White's plot", and moves so that White's Queen can't attack immediately. In response White's Knight says "our effort shall not go to waste", and proceeds to attack the Black King. In response, Black's Bishop kills the White Knight. Since Black's Bishop was also protecting the Black castle (Rook), this was all along part of the plot to distract the Black Bishop so that White's Queen could take the Black Rook. In the process White's Queen also attacked the Black King. The Black King began his flight to the only place he could from his location. Then White's Rook graciously accepted the Black Knights offer to be killed, at the same time attacking the Black King as a bonus. Alas the Black King's flight was to no avail, as the White Queen had now successfully cornered the Black King and thus made the final move to deliver the deadly blow. Meanwhile it turns out that the Black Queen had a big smile on her face, as she was actually a mole of the White King and, hence justifiably, did nothing to stop White's plot.

    Added:

    Garry Kasparov running for FIDE Presidency in elections on Monday August 11, to be held in Tromso. Comments here.

    Two things: 1.) The person who makes the puzzles is a chess.com staff member, so he can make puzzles on chess.com, it's his job. 

    2.) White cannot play 1. ... Qxg7?? because of 2. Nxa7#! Here it is:

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #202

    nooffence

    Hey_Man wrote:

    fp!

    Whoever is making these puzzles, should not be doing it on chess.com. Its one thing to make easy puzzles, another to make a puzzle that is totally erroneous. White's first move is Nb5, which is understandable, so as to make room and support for the Queen to checkmate on c7. Now instead of Black playing Nd5 (basically sacrificing the Knight to White's Rook), why doesn't Black go Qxg7, and hence remove the threat of mate by White's Queen??? Whatever combination of checkmate White may try with the Bishop, Knight and Rook, can be repulsed by Black's Night, Rook and Queen (the Bishop can join in and lend a hand as well). Also this would give Black an advantage in terms of value of pieces on the board.

    Getting back to our fairy tale land. White's Knight makes room for his Queen to attack Black's King and also lends support. In response Black's Knight says "I think I want to die now, but I'll pretend that I'm trying to prevent White's plot", and moves so that White's Queen can't attack immediately. In response White's Knight says "our effort shall not go to waste", and proceeds to attack the Black King. In response, Black's Bishop kills the White Knight. Since Black's Bishop was also protecting the Black castle (Rook), this was all along part of the plot to distract the Black Bishop so that White's Queen could take the Black Rook. In the process White's Queen also attacked the Black King. The Black King began his flight to the only place he could from his location. Then White's Rook graciously accepted the Black Knights offer to be killed, at the same time attacking the Black King as a bonus. Alas the Black King's flight was to no avail, as the White Queen had now successfully cornered the Black King and thus made the final move to deliver the deadly blow. Meanwhile it turns out that the Black Queen had a big smile on her face, as she was actually a mole of the White King and, hence justifiably, did nothing to stop White's plot.

     

    Hey_Man ...  just because you can't see that Nxa7 is check mate, why do we have to put with your erroneous dribble? 

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #203

    HenrytheCat


    1. Qxf8+ Bxf8 2. Re8#  Why mate in 5 when it is mate in 2?
    dailypuzzle wrote:
  • 4 months ago · Quote · #204

    HenrytheCat

    1. Qxf8+ Bxf8 2. Re8#  Why mate in 5 when there is mate in 2?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #205

    Popeye_Sailorman

    HenrytheCat wrote:

    1. Qxf8+ Bxf8 2. Re8#  Why mate in 5 when there is mate in 2?

    Wrong there is no checkmate in 2 movesKxe8 Threat eliminated....

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #206

    NateTimms

    Re8 isn't even possible. You're pawn is it the way....

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #207

    vamsikrishnaaddepali

    good puzzle

    Cool

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #208

    dhan_bogati

    Nice puzzle

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #209

    FRNW

    Hey_Man wrote:

    fp!

    Whoever is making these puzzles, should not be doing it on chess.com. Its one thing to make easy puzzles, another to make a puzzle that is totally erroneous. White's first move is Nb5, which is understandable, so as to make room and support for the Queen to checkmate on c7. Now instead of Black playing Nd5 (basically sacrificing the Knight to White's Rook), why doesn't Black go Qxg7, and hence remove the threat of mate by White's Queen??? Whatever combination of checkmate White may try with the Bishop, Knight and Rook, can be repulsed by Black's Night, Rook and Queen (the Bishop can join in and lend a hand as well). Also this would give Black an advantage in terms of value of pieces on the board.

    Getting back to our fairy tale land. White's Knight makes room for his Queen to attack Black's King and also lends support. In response Black's Knight says "I think I want to die now, but I'll pretend that I'm trying to prevent White's plot", and moves so that White's Queen can't attack immediately. In response White's Knight says "our effort shall not go to waste", and proceeds to attack the Black King. In response, Black's Bishop kills the White Knight. Since Black's Bishop was also protecting the Black castle (Rook), this was all along part of the plot to distract the Black Bishop so that White's Queen could take the Black Rook. In the process White's Queen also attacked the Black King. The Black King began his flight to the only place he could from his location. Then White's Rook graciously accepted the Black Knights offer to be killed, at the same time attacking the Black King as a bonus. Alas the Black King's flight was to no avail, as the White Queen had now successfully cornered the Black King and thus made the final move to deliver the deadly blow. Meanwhile it turns out that the Black Queen had a big smile on her face, as she was actually a mole of the White King and, hence justifiably, did nothing to stop White's plot.

    Added:

    Garry Kasparov running for FIDE Presidency in elections on Monday August 11, to be held in Tromso. Comments here.

    Hey_man you had all the  time to criticize the puzzle but no time to actually analyze?
    I Guess you didnt see twas' a double threat with Nxa7++ if Qxg7.
    Please try and analyze deeply before posting ur comments.

    In the words of Albert Einstein

    "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler."

    'Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them'.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #210

    brooklynjuggler

    @Hey_Man

    1. Nb5 Qxg7 2. Nxa7 #

    Hope that answers your question!

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #211

    keyakku

    very nice puzzle

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #212

    mauve_penguin

    Getting first page shouldn't have to be a challenge.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #213

    apoorv98

    Now that's more like it!!

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #214

    mauve_penguin

    Riftwalker kalls everyone a noob.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #215

    john_jungleboy

    okay

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #216

    mauve_penguin

    people are mean

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #217

    Jacob30

    k

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #218

    mauve_penguin

    Hi


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