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8/8/2014 - Mate in 5

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #201


    Hey_Man wrote:


    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.


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    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'.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #202



    1. Nb5 Qxg7 2. Nxa7 #

    Hope that answers your question!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #203


    very nice puzzle

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #204


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

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #205


    Now that's more like it!!

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #206


    Riftwalker kalls everyone a noob.

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  • 11 months ago · Quote · #208


    people are mean

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  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #211


  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #212


    If you're asking why not 1...Qxg7 instead of 1...Nd5, it is due to 2. Nxa7#.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #213


    BryanCFB hat geschrieben:

    If you're asking why not 1...Qxg7 instead of 1...Nd5, it is due to 2. Nxa7#

    That is a very good point. I failed to realize this and was struggling mightily with the first two moves.

    On the other hand, in more practical terms, I think OTB I would probably just play 1 Qxb2 (taking Black's queen) and have an overwhelming material advantage and win "later".

    This is one line I just quickly played against the computer without much thinking whether it is the most precise play or not. After 1 Qxb2 it is just game over:

    1. Qxb2 a6 2. Ne6 Be3 3. Nxf8 Bxf4 4. Ne6 Bd2 5. Rxd2 Nd5 6. Qg7 Kb8 7. Rxd5 c3 8. Rb1 a5 9. Qxb7#

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