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what if black bishop takes the b pawn - then it is not mate in 5
agreed... this puzzle is busted bro... good eye
tough puzzle. It is hard to see that many moves ahead.
not that easy!
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.
that was a very good puzzle
4.a4 can be played.
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.
pavrey - white takes with the a pawn and mates in 5
4...., Bxb3 ?
Yes it is, axb3 is mate because of the discovery by the rook on a1.
4.b3 the solidifies the on-coming checkmate with 5.Bd2#/Checkmate.
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