3/8/2013 - Mate in 5

  • #81
    simon-whitehead wrote:

    I'm not entirely sure I understand why black gives up the bishop..

    Exactly, what was the point?

  • #82

    its simple..

  • #83

    I had to press "help" on the first move. I got it after that. So does that mean I get to say "easy"?

  • #84
    striker301 wrote:

    You can q sack on the first move

    Doesn't quite work.  If 1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rf4 Rf8 (or Re8) 3. Rh4+ Kg8, no checkmate.  Black cannot respond to 1. Rf4 with Rf8 or Re8 due to 2. Qg7#.

  • #85
    Doutchka wrote:
    simon-whitehead wrote:

    I'm not entirely sure I understand why black gives up the bishop..

    Exactly, what was the point?

    Without giving up the bishop Black gets mated in 4 moves:
    1 Rf4! Qf8 2 Qxh7+ Kxh7 3 Rh4+ Qh6 4 Rxh6#

    Now you have an additional move:
    1 Rf4! Bg4 2 Rxg4 Qf8 3 Qxh7+ Kxh7 4 Rh4+ Qh6 5 Rxh6# Wink

  • #86

    Really, a queen sacrifice, ...

    today, ...

    the International Women's Day ... 

    Laughing

  • #87

    Really good. But why did bishup go on G4?I had to have help for the first time

  • #88

    Embarassed

  • #89

    Awesome !

  • #90
    champbuddy12 wrote:

    Really good. But why did bishup go on G4?I had to have help for the first time

    White's plan after 1 Rf4 is crystal clear: 2 Rh4 and 3 Qxh7#.
    Black simply tries to live as long as possible! Laughing

  • #91

    The first move had me but once you know that it is self explanatory. Very good puzzle!

  • #92

    :):):):):):)

  • #93

    Need more like this

  • #94

    This doesn't make sense to me.  Surely black's first response would be Qf8.

  • #95

    Nice!

  • #96

    I knew there had to be a queen sac in there somewhere!

  • #97

    Puzzles are getting worse every day :(

    Fridaypuzzle should take more effort than 10 seconds literally

  • #98

    stupid puzzle

  • #99

    I do not understand the first two moves.

  • #100

    that pawn !!!

or Join

Online Now