4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #201

    nice

  • #202

    too easy

  • #203
    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.

  • #204
    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's what I thought too. Besides, losing a queen doesn't feel good :P

  • #205

    Don't know... The title just gives it away. It is just forced (for white) to check right away. Qd6+ is the only safe way to do so (any other white move is loosing for him/her), and the rest is easy. I didn't bother to see the combination, just checked.

  • #206
    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

    Black can do Kf8 instead of Kh8 in you version ^^

  • #207
    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

    It´s a double in solution, but i think the expected theme is the phillidor mate.

  • #208

    i saw the same Mate that yeewassup saw! actually, is better, but this one still good!

  • #209
    WildChild_91 wrote:
    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

    Black can do Kf8 instead of Kh8 in you version ^^

  • #210
    WildChild_91 wrote:
    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

    Black can do Kf8 instead of Kh8 in you version ^^

    And then Qf7 mate in four. Superior checkmate.

  • #211

    after Kf8 5 Qf7#

  • #212
    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 see the same exact one.

  • #213
    imiloje wrote:

    classic. too easy

    yes.

  • #214

    easy

  • #215

    clever

  • #216

    NICE

  • #217

    After I have first seen this motif, I started searching for sacrifices to achieve such a mate. Has not worked yet, but I love this mate :)

  • #218

    A perfect masterpiece.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #219

    237th post and it was a great puzzle

  • #220
    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 about that as well. good alternative

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