4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #221

    Wow.

  • #222
    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

  • #223

    yeewassup, how about 3...Kf8?

  • #224

    i know there is a name for this mate.....

  • #225
    labpi wrote:

    yeewassup, how about 3...Kf8?

    um.... qf7#?

    what about that?

  • #226

    theres a second solution 

  • #227

    Is it me or is there another way? 

    1. Qe6+ Kg8

    2. Nf7+ Kh8

    3. (1) Nd8+ Kf8

    3. (2) Nd8+ Kg8

    4. (1) Qf7#

    4. (2) Qe8+ Qf8

    5. Qf8#

  • #228
    Taylorseb wrote:

    smothered mate - nice combination to know

    SMOTHERED IS RIGHT!!!!

  • #229

    two interesting ways to do it

  • #230
    stevesportz4 wrote:

    Very clever!

    Nothing wrong with it. Today's answer had a queen sacrifice and a

    smothered mate with a knight so that's obviously the right one.

  • #231
    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 was trying to quote

     

  • #232

    Not Bad...i have seen this before but its fun to solve such puzzles yet

  • #233
  • #234
    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

    Completely true.  There is nothing wrong with that line.  I don't think this puzzle is supposed to have 2 solutions.  Maybe the composer didn't see this?

  • #235

    Hi everyone!

    It is good old Fischer style!:)

    Bravo for another version of mate in 5, it proves that is allways good to be creative and thoughtful!

  • #236

    Concept of Smothered Mate

  • #237

    Just loved it...

  • #238

    the oldest trick in the book!

  • #239

    Nothing like discovery checks

  • #240

    I think it was originally named Lucena's Mate. correct me if am wrong

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