12/2/2011 - Mate in 5

  • #161
    ericthefish wrote:
    kylemeador wrote:
    jdgraef wrote:
    Pavrey wrote:

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


    I was thinking the same thing. And does anyone know why 4.a4 is wrong please? I don't see how both mate threats (b4/Bd2) can be defended.


    Thats what I was thinking too. Think it is a perfectly viable option as well, just not the solution


    oh please you guys, these quesions have been answered at least 5 times in the previous pages and really it's not impossible to see providing you dont jump to the conclusion that the puzzle is "busted" (per another poster) or has multiple solutions... it doesn't and it's documented all over this forum.  Take that as a fact, and now s

  • #162

    ha ha ha

  • #163

    5. Bd2#

  • #164

    NP!

  • #165
    valientone wrote:
    Pavrey wrote:
    RP XB ++

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

    Incorrect RP X B ++

    agreed... this puzzle is busted bro... good eye


  • #166

    tough puzzle.  It is hard to see that many moves ahead.

  • #167

    tough one!

  • #168

    not that easy!

  • #169

    Pretty tough...

  • #170
    jdgraef wrote:
    Pavrey wrote:

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


    I was thinking the same thing. And does anyone know why 4.a4 is wrong please? I don't see how both mate threats (b4/Bd2) can be defended.


      I thought the same thing at first "the puzzle is wrong!" but The annoying 4...ba2 stops it - then i realized that after Bxb3 axb3 discovers a mate very tough puzzle.

  • #171

    that was a very good puzzle

  • #172

    beautiful...

  • #173

    hard

  • #174

    4.a4 can be played.

  • #175

    There is a wrong thing here :

    when you move b3, the black bishop can take your pawn and there isn't checkmate in five moves.

    But if you do a4, then there is checkmate in five moves.

  • #176

    really good

  • #177

    pavrey - white takes with the a pawn and mates in 5

  • #178

    4...., Bxb3 ?

  • #179
    Pavrey wrote:

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


    Yes it is, axb3 is mate because of the discovery by the rook on a1.

  • #180
    123salata wrote:

    4...., Bxb3 ?


    axb3#

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