2/28/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #161

    a nice puzzleSmile

  • #162

     Nice

  • #163

    wow i got it right the first move:)

  • #164

    A very practical puzzle. Found it pretty quickly, but it's a good idea to drill these sort of puzzles. This sort of tactical theme comes up more often than you'd think in games.

  • #165
  • #166

    Saw right through that

  • #167

    what yellow bar and links?

  • #168

    176th post :)

  • #169

    forever 21 peace to all

  • #170
    Nice puzzle! :)
  • #171

    second

  • #172

    better than yesterdy, still pretty ez thanx for the puzzle

  • #173

    nice

  • #174

    I like it.... alotCool

  • #175

    Very nice puzzle

  • #176

    ez

  • #177
    timab wrote:

    There's like a million ways to win this one. White has a 9 point lead, and a significant position advantage. This one's almost as lame as yesterday's.


    Yes, white should win anyway.  But the "solution" sequence forces every black move (on pain of an even quicker checmate by white), where other sequences (such as starting with a knight move) allow black a lot of variations to drag the game out much longer.

  • #178
    onefineham wrote:

    I didn't catch the need for Qg6 but otherwise I at least understood the end result.


    2.Qgf6 forces black king to h8 where he can be mated by he bishop.

  • #179
    Hennepin wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    RenataCFC wrote:

    Ah, got it .. because if 2. Nxg5, then ... Rf7 ruins the mate, whereas if 3. Nxg5, then the queen is already on g6, and ... Rf7 can just be captured for mate.  Oh well, these things happen before coffee. :)


    I was typing my response but I saw you posted the answer to your question =)


    I guess I am missing something. Wouldn't  2. Nxg5, Rf7  lead to 3. Qg6+ Kf8 ( 3... Kh8 4. Nxf7# ) 4. Qxf7#.

    I am still not seeing why the knight and queen move could not be interchanged. Sure it is not forcing via check but still leads to mate in 5.

     edit: removed yellow bar and links


    But what if 2.Nxg5 Rf7, 3. Qg6 Rg7 ....?

  • #180
    dufferps wrote:
    Hennepin wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    RenataCFC wrote:

    Ah, got it .. because if 2. Nxg5, then ... Rf7 ruins the mate, whereas if 3. Nxg5, then the queen is already on g6, and ... Rf7 can just be captured for mate.  Oh well, these things happen before coffee. :)


    I was typing my response but I saw you posted the answer to your question =)


    I guess I am missing something. Wouldn't  2. Nxg5, Rf7  lead to 3. Qg6+ Kf8 ( 3... Kh8 4. Nxf7# ) 4. Qxf7#.

    I am still not seeing why the knight and queen move could not be interchanged. Sure it is not forcing via check but still leads to mate in 5.

     edit: removed yellow bar and links


    But what if 2.Nxg5 Rf7, 3. Qg6 Rg7 ....?


    No more Mate in 5 then.  Point of puzzles is to find the best move.  Was that a real question?

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