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11/12/2011 - Mate in 5

  • #161
    MyChipTest wrote:

    @Mcabion and vengene69... I think the point of these puzzles isn't to find the easy way, such as continual check into a mate, rather to help folks understand thier chessboard better. Better and Best chess is played by people who understand not only things like checks and captures, but how pieces control squares. The king move signifies more than just an effecient way to play. It signifies that the king holds just as much presences because he controls 9 squares, the closest one to him in each direction. If you control that with your king, than your opponent can't move his king there. Though this may be a "so what" kind of point, keep in mind there are many people who play on chess.com who don't understand how to play pawn endgames. This idea, that a king can take away the mobility of an opponents king, plays a huge factor in the sucess, or more often, failure, of one player to correctly respond to his opponents end game tactics. Therefore, it is a very good variation to put the king move in.

    (for the record, the king move still technically can lead to a 6 move checkmate. The correct, well, most correct for black, 4th move, is 4. ... gxf2. This leads to 5. Bd5    e4 (black moves his pawn to block) 6. Bxe4# . Also, I appologize if any of this has been posted already, as I haven't gotten the chance to look at all the comments.)

    If 4...gxf2 then 5. Nh4#.

  • #162
    masteriain wrote:
    ka7th wrote:

    i saw an alternate line which leads to mate in 6


    In this alternate line , .... does not 5. Re3 also lead to mate in 5 ?

    If 5. Re3+ Kd1.

  • #163
    SkeezeyJ wrote:

    Couldn't you get mate in 4 with Bd5 instead of king e1?

    If 4. Bd5+ then 4...Ke2 or 4...e4.

  • #164

    very easy

  • #165

    On move 4.I played Rxg3+ Ke2. 5.Bh5+ Qf3. and 6.Bxh3#  White's 4.Kf1 was the move of a Master.  The puzzle was a true lesson for a student studying chess.

  • #166


  • #167
    Gil-Gandel wrote:
    Shahedul wrote:

    Isn't the first move a flaw?! How can the pawn take the other one, it is parralell to it!

    En passant - Google "Laws of Chess". Briefly, when a pawn advances two squares (and only then), an enemy pawn that could have taken it on the square it passed over (and no other unit) is allowed to do so in response (and only then).

    Thank you. :)

  • #168

    Good puzzle!!

  • #169

    meio complicado

  • #170

    Nice & easy

  • #171

    how is fxg3 possible?

  • #172
    Nawaniahu wrote:

    how is fxg3 possible?

     the en-passant rule 

  • #173

    Cry Thought I'd cracked this in a few minutes - when will I learn ? Got the first two moves then I played 3.Rg4  Kf3   4.Bh5 ...!  it seemed good at the time. Like many people I just couldn't see 4.Kf1 - do we have 'King blindness' when it comes to using that piece as part of the attack ?

      The en passant in the first move was a novelty - has that been done in a puzzle before ?  It all made this a brilliant puzzle & I feel I've learnt something from this one so the frustration was worth it.

     Surprising how many don't seem to know about the En Passant rule. Click on Learn/Basic Rules... to find out - it's a really good resource.


  • #174

    That's much better than the easy puzzles.


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