12/2/2011 - Mate in 5

  • #21

    Ok, I completely missed the discovered check(mate). Thanks.

  • #22

    What if Black plays Kc5 instead of taking the Knight?

  • #23

    hmm:)

  • #24

    very nice

  • #25

    I think black might have had better moves along the way. 4. ... Rfc8 (preventing 5.Bc7# but allowing 5.Bd2#) seemed pretty insipid, but at that point there was no way to prevent 5.checkmate.

    3. ... K captures the Knight at a5 may have been necessary, but it blocked the king onto one column.   3. ... Kc5 might have been better.

    Edit:  marmaladecat  has shown that 3. ... Kc5 still ends in forced mate in 5.

  • #26
    Pavrey wrote:

    what if black bishop takes the b pawn - then it is not mate in 5


     How on earth does a 2000-rated player ask this question? Surprised

  • #27

    jflint wrote; What if Black plays Kc5 instead of taking the Knight?

    3...Kc5 is met by 4.Rd1, trapping the Black king and giving White 3 ways to mate next move; Black can't stop all of them.

     

  • #28

    Not bad

  • #29
  • #30

    i think it is a medium puzzle cuz i needed hel for it :/

  • #31

    Nice one.

  • #32

    Now that's a proper and awesome puzzle!

  • #33

    fourth was hard. 

  • #34

     

    They should allow alternates...

  • #35
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  • #36

    Nice puzzle.

  • #37

    Quite hard. White had a lot of good options going off.

  • #38
    Pavrey wrote:

    what if black bishop takes the b pawn - then it is not mate in 5


    then the a pawn checkmates in 5.

  • #39

    nice

  • #40

    Compilcated

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