12/29/2011 - Mate in 5

banjoknights1

cool

jakeryan150482

LloydG
brazenbishop101 wrote:

Quite fun


yes very nice

shadowyfire365

coolFoot in mouth

edgarsgrapmanis

good

m_majid_khan

m_majid_khan

tepcal

ErnestsJ
Manalika wrote:

why did the queen move to f8 instead of any other square?


Because otherwise Qh6 - mate

idraz

you can do check mate in 2

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine. 

chessman259

fun

tony972

Nice

Sunnyboya

Good puzzle if you ask me.

Hoganhaben

figured!

ChessChump99207

nice

bluejay2000

nice

BluePenguin

Very good puzzle indeed.  Many people who said that this puzzle was easy probably missed the point of the puzzle.

The people who said that this position would never show up in a real game may be correct.  However, in a real game, it is very probable that Black would have been worse off.  It is indeed lucky for Black that the Queen, which was the target of a double attack, was able to not only save herself, but defend against  mate.  In most cases, it is far more likely that the Queen would have just been lost.  Fantastic puzzle.

BluePenguin
Jsar wrote:

what am i missing? why wouldn´t the black queen take the rook in f7? 


 Because the Queen is defending against Qh6#. 

KittyAX

nice puzzle..kind of hard. took me a couple of tries

ramarocks
Manalika wrote:

why did the queen move to f8 instead of any other square?


g5 to h6 check