14051 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?
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!
White to mate in 4 (or 6)
Nice; I played fxg5+, I wonder if it makes any difference.
Nice, did you make it up or find it someplace?
BTW the correct heading is "Mate in 5" not "4 or 6" and the solution should be shown as follows:
1. Qg5+ Bxg5 2. hxg5+ Kh53. Rh8 Qc8+ (3...Qh8 4.g4#; 3...Qg3+ 4.Kg3 any Rh7#) 4.Rc8 f5 5.g4#
Since Black can postpone mate for five moves that is the "main line" technically 3...Qh8 and 3...Qg3+ are both incorrect because they permit mate in 4 instead of 5, so they are variations of the solution - which consists of the loser dragging things out as many moves as possible.
Thanks for the correction. I found this beauty in my tactics database.
There is no difference.
Playing 3. Rg7 though is clearly losing, as white now cannot capture the black queen after 3... Qc8+.
Only that 5. g4+ isn't mate. 5. Rh8 is the correct response. This is mate in 6.
Only that 5. g4+ isn't mate. 5. Rh8 is the correct response. This is mate in 6. shoopi
I guess I picked the wrong day to start correcting puzzles...
4/25/2015 - A. K. - Christian Stevens, 2007
by SheridanJupp a few minutes ago
If I sell my soul to the devil will I become the best Chess player in the world?
by kleelof 2 minutes ago
What's your favorite excuse for why you lost a game of chess?
by Harmbtn 3 minutes ago
What Would a Bright Person Do?
by PaulEChess 6 minutes ago
Find your wings
by 5random 11 minutes ago
by fltsrymy 12 minutes ago
by 5random 13 minutes ago
I caught a student cheating and want to close the account--now what?
by frankiegoestovegas 19 minutes ago
Moving a Pawn Twice in the Opening
by Rumo75 20 minutes ago
by 1NaturalDisaster 23 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!