# 4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

good puzzle

I also saw yeewassup's solution first.  Is there anything wrong with it?

The classic Smothered Mate. If you had trouble finding this, study it again.

This is a very achievable tactic.  I have surprised many opponents with it.

Typical.

Smothered mate. Gotta love it.

smother mate! good one

The book solution, which is the one I saw, is very clever.  And also I like the solution that yeewassup came up with.  Two solutions in one puzzle!  A double treat!

Mate in 4:  1. Qe6+...Kh8  2. Nf7+...Kg8  3. Nd8+...(Kh8...4. Qe8++ or Kg8...4. Qg7++)

re: previous mate in 4 post, mate in 4 looks possible or if King goes to h8 it turns into a mate in 5.  I'm really a big fan of 2 move puzzles where the first move is not a check and the secodnd move is mate, can we get mpore of those

re: previous mate in 4 post, mate in 4 looks possible or if King goes to h8 it turns into a mate in 5.  I'm really a big fan of 2 move puzzles where the first move is not a check and the secodnd move is mate, can we get mpore of those

why does the pawn not take the knight?

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

this also good i cant see anything wrong

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

This is what I thought the answer was.

I can see a mate in 4 actually. 1) Qe6+ Kh8 2) Nf7+ Kg8 3) Ne5+ Kh8 4) Ng6#

uberdav wrote:

Mate in 4:  1. Qe6+...Kh8  2. Nf7+...Kg8  3. Nd8+...(Kh8...4. Qe8++ or Kg8...4. Qg7++)

The Nd8+ line has already been brought up.  It's no mate-in-4, the Black queen has a chance to block if 3... Kh8, it's an alternate mate-in-5.

Jabawok wrote:

I can see a mate in 4 actually. 1) Qe6+ Kh8 2) Nf7+ Kg8 3) Ne5+ Kh8 4) Ng6#

Kidding with this one right?  The pawn just takes the Knight.  It what world did you think that was checkmate?

I can see a mate in 4 actually. 1) Qe6+ Kh8 2) Nf7+ Kg8 3) Ne5+ Kh8 4) Ng6#

Sorry scrap that.... pawn can just take Ng6..... I thought king was on g8!

Another one of those Smothered mates now..

Zapped it in one try.

easy

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