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4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #181

    I liked it!

  • #182

    this is a very easy puzzle

  • #183

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

  • #184

    nice one

  • #185

    Smother Mate rulesCool

  • #186
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  • #187

    jokes

  • #188

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

  • #189

    josh waitzkin 101 ;) Nice concept!

  • #190

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

  • #191

    Elegant.

  • #192

    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.

  • #193

    Cunning!

  • #194
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  • #195
    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#

  • #196

    Very nice....

  • #197
    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.

  • #198

    nice

  • #199

    too easy

  • #200
    mmgestes wrote:

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

    Don't worry, sir. Yeewassup's mate is actually the superior mate: no queen sacrifice, and either white captures black's queen for free OR checkmate actually occurs on move 4 of the sequence--faster than the smother mate.

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