12/9/2011 - Mate in 5

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joseph_ward

got it

arfdoggy

boom

00name00

third

deepak21071974

hmm:)

registan

Where is bill?

IncrediBill

Here I am.  Nice puzzle.  Pretty straight forward and logical.

 

Did Chess.com make a mistake???

Normally in these puzzles, Black makes the best moves possible to delay the mate as long as possible.  Anyime you try to find an altrnate line for Black it usually leads to a quicker mate.

But instead of playing 2...Kg8, if Black was to play 2...Bh6, would that not make the puzzle a Mate in 6???

Check out this Blue alternate line for Black.  (The Red lines just show alternate moves for White and Black to show that 2...Bh6 should have been the move that Black should have played.)

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cholter

yessir

teddycarebears

streight forward ... nice combination !

vfdffrd

not bad

szammie

Nice!

SZ.

JCE77

nice

FabioR

Excellent!!

jacktrans2011

Cool

manujames

varity style attack

Jotim1

What a beast bill

Mal
IncrediBill wrote:

Here I am.  Nice puzzle.  Pretty straight forward and logical.

Did Chess.com make a mistake???

Normally in these puzzles, Black makes the best moves possible to delay the mate as long as possible.  Anyime you try to find an altrnate line for Black it usually leads to a quicker mate.

But instead of playing 2...Kg8, if Black was to play 2...Bh6, would that not make the puzzle a Mate in 6???

Check out this alternate line for Black.

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Did Chess.com make a mistake? Hmmm, I'm not sure about this, incrediBill. What about instead of 3.Qxh6+ white played 3.Nf7+ or Ng6+ . There are a lot of permutations, but with the bishops and Queen it could still be mate in 5 if white plays carefully.

Mal

By the way Bill, it's good to see you back!! I've missed your amazing and insightful analyses. Yes, there are always people ready to knock you, but that's only because you have the guts to stick your head above the parapet. Thanks.

Samer-Syr

nice