4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

JonathanTee

luv the smother

Dragon_spark1

very good

radufl

Nice puzzle. Dont get the guys who complain! It's just a puzzle to start your day - you want something competitive play a match with a top player.

Imaginary_Opposition

the first variation boards above have not loaded for me but the other mate in 5 (yes 5 not 6) seems to work just as well and involves blocking the defence rather than sac'ing the queen... any thoughts as to why this would not work:

1:Qe6+ Kh8

2:Nf7+ Kg6

3:Nd8+ Kh8 (Kf8 leads to immediate mate)

4:Qe8+ Qf8 (only available blocking move)

5:QxQ (for a 5 move mate)

yasir-cruise

coool one had rough time n it :/

yoursisnodisgrace

Nice

Shahaliyev99

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eris_Discordia

Nice concept but too obvious.

aj6783

nice mate

Scottrf

This variation was first played in 1497 by Juan Ramirez Lucena of Spain if I remember correctly Cool

waynedickinson2

that was sweet

pdesmond

Very nice, blocking the black queen with his own man.

kyleevon

best ending in a long time

nitch09

Tongue outi have this puzzle before!!

Mathematics

easy

SkyXtreme

EASY..

NQChien
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

You are quite right, but the Nh6+ route is in somewhat more generic; it also works when White's queen is far away on the diagonal a2-g8 (not necessary at e6.)

Dueling_Daddy

Would you guys stop saying "too easy" on these puzzles. It seems the people with much higher ratings than you and I  like them quite well.It's embarrassing .

Dueling_Daddy
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Scottrf
Dueling_Daddy wrote:

Would you guys stop saying "too easy" on these puzzles. It seems the people with much higher ratings than you and I  like them quite well.It's embarrassing .


Yep. Not quite as bad as 'first' or 'first page', but really, what are you trying to prove saying 'easy'? Noone is impressed.