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I have decided to post some of my composed puzzles in the forums. I do not post them in chess.com's puzzle format because I want people to actually solve the puzzles. Post a line or diagram showing your attempt at a solution.
White to play, mate in 5.
Hang on, isn't Ra4+, Bf3. Bxf3 mate? Am I missing something?
Oh nevermind, I overlooked the queens capture of the hostile Bishop.
browni just curious do you double check your puzzles with engines?
Let's just say I wouldn't post a flawed puzzle if I could avoid it. In this case I did use an engine to double check. The puzzle is a mate in five with no alternate solutions.
Once you see how few moves are legal, it's pretty simple:
All of blacks moves are forced, a very nice puzzle :)
Nice job! Now I have to try and make a more difficult puzzle. The fact that the first move is a queen sacrifice with check makes it a little too easy. There are also no red herrings to throw the solver off. I do like that it has three discovered checks though.
by ujifseven a few minutes ago
Fact: Carlsen will be historically mediocre
by brankz 4 minutes ago
12/6/2013 - Mate in 8
by deepak64 6 minutes ago
cant unusual openings be used to fox stronger opponents more often than not?
by RustInTime 10 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by 42FlamingZombies 10 minutes ago
How is this draw by insufficient material? I should have won on time
by Lisztae 11 minutes ago
what is this whole "carlsen plays like a computer" nonsense
by brankz 15 minutes ago
12/5/2013 - Too Many Attackers, Too Little Defenders
by hafiznabolsi 16 minutes ago
Carlsen is mediocre - my analyses
by badger_song 21 minutes ago
The bad thing about chess is its fixed starting position.
by socialista 24 minutes ago
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