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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.
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
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.
Black can do Kf8 instead of Kh8 in you version ^^
It´s a double in solution, but i think the expected theme is the phillidor mate.
i saw the same Mate that yeewassup saw! actually, is better, but this one still good!
And then Qf7 mate in four. Superior checkmate.
after Kf8 5 Qf7#
I see the same exact one.
classic. too easy
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 :)
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237th post and it was a great puzzle
i thought about that as well. good alternative
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