1/24/2013 - Mate in 5

LorenzoPattonJr

good one "THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS UP IN THE FIRST PLACE

Spartan_Titans

Awesome

ChessJedisaysRAWR

cool Laughing

Phillycat13

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Timeyo_R_Nkosi

9ice

farzad21

really nice

Chakhom

Forced and beautifull

BryanCFB
zacharycat wrote:

Took me forever to find it with trial and error. My solution was 1 Qd8+ Kg7 2 Re6. The threat of Rg6+ forces Be4 and white wins the bishop but I usually miss mates like this anyway.

That's what I thought too, but I ruled it out after seeing the title.  I never considered 2. Rxg5+, thinking that there would be no checkmate with just the queen and bishop, but I missed the h-pawn's involvement.  The three working together and key escape squares for black being occupied made checkmate possible.

cena_warrior
Assessor wrote:

As you force the moves and play along the next move seems to just fall into place. I must admit that I couldn't foresee the checkmate location at the start but it just fell into place.

same here..

iJake

Nice😄

jcm1978

Tried it again.  Missed the third move, again.

shawez786

its an easy one

onthehouse

Very nice.

Ericcchess

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GameRat

This one takes some mental discipline to get past the reluctance to sacrifice the rook . . . and than a pawn . . . trusting (though a Master would see) that all of this clears the way for a bishop-Queen checkmate.