12/2/2011 - Mate in 5

cblood1829

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

DoNotUnderestimate

tough one!

SpaceBrother

not that easy!

SherlockHolmes94

Pretty tough...

Darkbluelord
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.

masteriain

that was a very good puzzle

adrian02

beautiful...

gutter1357

hard

AshleyTuscano1234

4.a4 can be played.

Harassment

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.

wouterkabouter

really good

gambitgareth

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

123salata

4...., Bxb3 ?

Queensryche_13
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.

Queensryche_13
123salata wrote:

4...., Bxb3 ?


axb3#

vanhafford

4.b3 the solidifies the on-coming checkmate with 5.Bd2#/Checkmate.

gambitgareth

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

then 4.a4 - Bb3 5.cxb3 not mate in 5 

reffahc

????

BatangCebu

nice one! i mistake 2x thiss mate

samkemlr0042

The first three moves made it look as if the mate was not there. Good one