# 1/20/2012 - Mate in 5

i didnt see the pin...that was cool

cool

the  pawn was able to kill the queen . was not cool

Bubatz wrote:
JesusFreakGirl wrote:

Question from a new person...why wouldn't the pawn just kill the queen?

It can't because it is pinned by the bishop.

I don't understand...what does it mean to be pinned?

preety goooood!!!

love it

Nice.

SZ.

JesusFreakGirl wrote:
Bubatz wrote:
JesusFreakGirl wrote:

Question from a new person...why wouldn't the pawn just kill the queen?

It can't because it is pinned by the bishop.

I don't understand...what does it mean to be pinned?

Means the pawn can't take, or Black would be putting himself in check.

slowhare wrote:

Problem with this puzzle before it starts, black would not have left white's Queen standing.

And if the puzzle had said "Black to move" you'd have had a point. If. Duh.

easy one :-)

Congrats to those who noticed it. It was pretty easy if you ask me, if you noticed the bishop.

pritch2012 wrote:

Why Qa4 instead of Kb8 by black?

If:

1. ...      Kb8??

2. Ra8+!   Kxa8 (forced)

3. Qa7+  Kb8 (forced)

4. Qxb7#

good one... I missed the pin at b7 initially.

WOW white had to sacrifice a lot of peices in order to win. At least the queen suvived

That took some work on my account because I saw the king retreating to B-8....Sometimes I just don't get you guy's

Thinking ...just keep thinking

Gil-Gandel wrote:
JesusFreakGirl wrote:
Bubatz wrote:
JesusFreakGirl wrote:

Question from a new person...why wouldn't the pawn just kill the queen?

It can't because it is pinned by the bishop.

I don't understand...what does it mean to be pinned?

Means the pawn can't take, or Black would be putting himself in check.

Oh ok! I see it now that you said it. Thank you all very, very much! :)

nice one

nice and enjoyable....