2/22/2012 - Mate in 5

dufferps
stephen_33 wrote:

Some of these puzzles confound me but this seemed fairly obvious - all checking moves with mostly forced captures by black & little or no variation to speak of,  leading to a mechanical solution. Not very interesting - I'd rather be confounded.

Can anyone tell me what "lol" means please ? - I keep seeing it in these posts.


I'm sure someone has already answered that "lol" means "laughing out loud."

I want to comment that your observation "this seemed fairly obvious" was very similar to my own reaction.  And yes, black's alternatives (variations) were limited and not really better than (or even as good as) the moves he chose.

The only point I disagree on is one of personal preference: You say:
"I'd rather be confounded."
My preference is to have the solution within my range of comprehension.
This puzzle left me feeling good after several days of being confounded. (lol)

(But I did like that underpromotion to knight- was it yesterday?)

relatedsqrs

easy one

JoshuaChess960

cool and easy

dragana87

just high tech

saqlain5699

easy.

ZacWilson

very nice

Twobit

Straight and forward.

senormouse2001

Nice

davesub67

woohoo! top 100

Blerd91

I made no mistakes this time. :D

Hereson

Cool :) Made it without any mistake :D

drshark

nice

damongross

Good puzzle!

The_Chess_Ninja

easy

mwaltenburg

sweet

inhouse

White kicks booty again.

Appleheart64
1st and only
lutloe

Cool!

fireflies808

UH...OKAY???????????????????????

what was that?!?!?!?!? some kind of, of, of, oh come on!
i don't even know what to say!!! some sort of........ex-

ercise, or something like thhat?

losronzo

Good done!!!