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# 2/28/2012 - Mate in 5

• #201

Most of the people think this a simple puzzle, only because they know there is Mate in 5. If you are facing such a position during a game, are you so sure you will find the mate in 5??

• #202

there is mate in three

• #203

Yeah Nice :)

• #204

Nice

• #205
1.  rite
• #206

Could have solved in less than 5moves. 1.Knight to e5.. 2.Bishop to e5,, 3.Bishop to f6. Any problem in this ??

• #207
sreeramkrish wrote:

Could have solved in less than 5moves. 1.Knight to e5.. 2.Bishop to e5,, 3.Bishop to f6. Any problem in this ??

How is your bishop going to take on e5 in move 2 after Black declines to take the Knight at e5.

Remember, Black is going to play his best move, he's not going to just hand you mate in 3 by taking with his pawn.

• #208

nice knight sacrifice

• #209
RenataCFC wrote:

The point of puzzles is (usually) not to win the game; it's to achieve a given goal.  In this case, that goal is mate in 5 from the given position.  Either you can do it or you can't.  If you can, congratulations, you've demonstrated mastery of what the puzzle is aiming to test.  If you can't,  you don't -- you're missing something.  Determining what you're missing and working to improve on those things, that's what puzzles are for.

The whole purpose of the game is to WIN! As to finding the solution to the puzzle. Are you kidding me?! I can win this one with my eyes closed!

• #210

Removing the other pawn.

• #211

Done

• #212

Nice!

• #213

good

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