2/10/2012 - Mate in 5

arwbqb

on fmrko26's puzzle rather than black moving the bishop black should have moved the queen to f5, white is down pieces and can't afford the trade, if white moves away from the trade the black rook to a1 will put too much pressure on the white king

-_-09

happy to see a difficult one! it's been awhile. cheers~

DemonioBolado

good one!

elbowgrease
Mal wrote:

First!!! I just can't believe I'm FIRST!!! This MUST mean that I'm better than EVERYONE ELSE, right??

Good puzzle, btw


Actually being first doesn't do anything at all.Hard and good puzzle :)

DynamicMoose
TheTimeToWin wrote:
Mal wrote:

First!!! I just can't believe I'm FIRST!!! This MUST mean that I'm better than EVERYONE ELSE, right??

Good puzzle, btw


Forty-first!!! I just can't believe I'm FORTY-FIRST!!! This MUST mean that I'm better than EVERYONE ELSE, right??

Good puzzle, btw

 

p.s. At least I'm only WORSE than 40 people 


Heheh...I like! Nice one

ndawg21

"Can someone please tell me why black queen couldn't defend by moving to C7 on move #2?"

Next moves: Qa1, Qc1/Qd1, Qxc1/Qxd1 checkmate

DynamicMoose

I'm sensing another queen sacrifice coming on...oh...nope...WHAT?! I thought WHITE was going to be doing the sacrificing! :)

Mal
elbowgrease wrote:
Mal wrote:

First!!! I just can't believe I'm FIRST!!! This MUST mean that I'm better than EVERYONE ELSE, right??

Good puzzle, btw


Actually being first doesn't do anything at all.Hard and good puzzle :)


BEING FIRST DOESN'T DO ANYTHING AT ALL???!!

OH NO, MY LIFE IS RUINED! RUINED, I TELL YOU...

xray

good one!

dragana87

nice

carovalencia

nice!

brucexsay

that aws pretty hard and i liked the way u dont always have to get a check in it

jorgheb12
freebie wrote:

Can someone please tell me why black queen couldn't defend by moving to C7 on move #2?


that would open up A8 for the white queen which shortens the mate...

jorgheb12

a very fine puzzle methinks!

Cheze

The puzzle sucks!

loxatox
freebie wrote:

Can someone please tell me why black queen couldn't defend by moving to C7 on move #2?


Qa8+ and it's mate in 1.

 

Qb8-> Qxb8++

Qxd8-> Qxd8++

Evil_Master203
arwbqb wrote:

on move #2 black Q to c7 is way better than sacrificing it for nothing...might not have prevented checkmate but still way better


Evil_Master203

Foot in mouth

alexjb1007

mate in five that was surely jive

Twobit

Man, I made it to page 4!