# 10/3/2012 - Mate in 5

With the horses

1. Bc6+ Bd7  2. Bxd7+ Kxd7 3. Qb5+ Ke6  4. Nf4+ Kf6 (or Ke6)  5. Ne4#

That's not really a mate, yet.

This seems like another puzzle where the opponent doesnt act rationally.

Instead of rxd7 wich obviously leads to a forced mate in 3, kxd7 gives the black king at least a glimmer of hope and probably not a mate in 5

nice n easy

Straightforward. Just go with most obvious or apparent moves and puzzle solves itself.

obira said "That's not really a mate, yet. "

can you explain how ???

Nice one

RandomFisher wrote:

This seems like another puzzle where the opponent doesnt act rationally.

Instead of rxd7 wich obviously leads to a forced mate in 3, kxd7 gives the black king at least a glimmer of hope and probably not a mate in 5

As the gentleman in post #63 demonstrated, Kxd7 is still mate in 5.

hmmz

Getting better !

best puzzle so far this week

Easy

easy

breidi wrote:
RandomFisher wrote:

This seems like another puzzle where the opponent doesnt act rationally.

Instead of rxd7 wich obviously leads to a forced mate in 3, kxd7 gives the black king at least a glimmer of hope and probably not a mate in 5

As the gentleman in post #63 demonstrated, Kxd7 is still mate in 5.

Yes indeed, but by capturing with the king you at least give the opponent a chance to make a mistake. Im merely saying that in these puzzles where we obviously are not  ment to resign,  we might as well play for our biggest chance of survival. And when this puzzle has 4 possible ways to mate in 5, I find it wrong that the only "correct" solution is the one with the most obvious forced mate.

easy

Quite easy.

ok

caged king

easy and nice.

Nice and easy.