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Why not 1. c6+ ? O_o.
Looks better for black. *g*
Of course, that is checkmate. To be more clear, please explain to me why black should move c5 instead of c6++?
by putting pieces of you missing brain into small plastic lumps.
Because it's a help mate puzzle. Both sides have to work together to mate black as fast as possible. If black mates white on the first move it's instant failure :p
All those pawns just made my head spin - literally. The wife called an exorcist.
Clearly... it is an illegal position... but let me have a look...
Because I saw no immediate threats, black could have held a very good position. I took 10 seconds looking at this, realizing black needed to walk into a blunder. Thankfully, blacks first move did. I only know this, because I checked the given annotation.
This isn't a real puzzle, it's a guess how you can get mated cherade.
Uh 1..b4 2. Rxb8#
exactly. Moreover, I did not read that it was a "helpmate puzzle". That is why I suggested c6. I am not sure but -think- that when I posted it was not called helpmate puzzle...
k good point mosai... wow i always stuff up somehow on forums...
assume there was a white pawn on b5...
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