10/3/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #61
  • #62

    That's not really a mate, yet.

  • #63

    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

  • #64

    nice ...

  • #65

    nice n easy

  • #66

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

  • #67

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

    can you explain how ???

     
  • #68

    Nice one

  • #69
    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.

  • #70

    nice mating pattern...

  • #71

    hmmz

  • #72

    Getting better !

  • #73

    best puzzle so far this week

  • #74

    Easy

  • #75

    easy

  • #76
    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.

  • #77

    easy

  • #78

    Quite easy.

  • #79

    ok

  • #80

    caged king

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