12584 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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!
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 ???
As the gentleman in post #63 demonstrated, Kxd7 is still mate in 5.
nice mating pattern...
Getting better !
best puzzle so far this week
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.
by baddogno 3 minutes ago
Which chess piece would you rather be in real life?
by Thechess_lone_ranger 8 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by 12Knaves 10 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer vs Magnus Carlsen
by fabelhaft 10 minutes ago
King's Gambit Miniature! 16.Qxf7#
by learningthemoves 10 minutes ago
Vintage circa 1890s British Chess Company Set used at Hastings Chess Congress
by goodknightmike 14 minutes ago
Using Red Pieces in Tournament Games. Your Opinion? Post Your Red Set Pictures
by n9531l 15 minutes ago
5/30/2016 - Tarjan - Karpov, 1976
by ScothMcBeast 15 minutes ago
Best moves for white to win this crucial game
by texaspete 21 minutes ago
Can women be as good at chess?
by FRENCHBASHER 35 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 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!