4/17/2012 - Mate in 5


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #181

    iatanbaal

    Unless i m wrong, this is a synthesis of Huan Ramirez Lucena dated back to 1497. Then, it was one of the most advanced ideas in chess, achieving the "etouffe checkmate". I think it would be polite to mention this information as a tribute to a legendary Spanish player of the romantic period of chess. Plus a good history lesson. Chess is not only calculation but also education.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #182

    pajayjay

    vvv cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #183

    MathiasKux

    yeewassup wrote:

    usually these puzzles are well thought out, but i seem to see another mate in 5, is there anything wrong with:

     

    not saying that this puzzle isn't well thought out

    I think it's just because the smothered is prettier :D

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #184

    Veteran12

    I liked it!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #185

    darioalivodic

    this is a very easy puzzle

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #186

    mmgestes

    I saw Yeewassup's mate in 5.  But I learned about "smother" mates.  Thanks.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #187

    abekiroz

    nice one

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #188

    lph

    Smother Mate rulesCool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #189

    kasirohan

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #190

    kasirohan

    jokes

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #191

    stalemate77

    Stalemate77 knows he has played on chess.com for a while when he can do the trapped king-kinght mate!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #192

    Denieru

    josh waitzkin 101 ;) Nice concept!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #193

    DudeDude88

    Smother mates. They are straight up nasty! IMO one of the worst way to lose a game. 

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #194

    misterplayer

    Elegant.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #195

    dufferps

    Beautiful - Those last two move are classic!

    This was one of those where I didn't see the whole sequence from the beginning, but the right move was pretty clear at each step.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #196

    MartinUKL

    Cunning!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #197

    tshumanist

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #198

    Ol_hickory

    yeewassup wrote:

    usually these puzzles are well thought out, but i seem to see another mate in 5, is there anything wrong with:

     

    not saying that this puzzle isn't well thought out

    I thought that this was the solution and failed the puzzle because of it. I can't figure out how black could do anything differently except for 3. ...Kf8 , which just results in a checkmate on move 4: Qf7#

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #199

    JuanIvan

    Very nice....

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #200

    dufferps

    yeewassup wrote:

    usually these puzzles are well thought out, but i seem to see another mate in 5, is there anything wrong with:

     

    not saying that this puzzle isn't well thought out

    That looks good to me - even better than the "solution" in that white doesn't sacrifice his queen and in fact takes black's queen.

    I didn't even see it, probably because the knight at h6, smothered mate is such a familiar classic play.


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