4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

pbazan

Easy...

TragicVillian

yeewas up is right there are different ways of solving

beedissle

The classic smother!!!  Got to love it!!!

1068bobibu

beautiful smothered mate, but too well-known to be challenging.

CaigeZ

Excellent!  Not easy to see but very logical once you do.

AlcherTheMovie

What is this mating net called ? It's a classic :)

harryspassky

easy,,,,Yell

Sanket44

common checkmate

SolitaireBat
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 had the same idea, but then I was brought to realise that the black king wasn't obliged to go to the corner, and if it goes Kf8 instead, there are no useful checks anymore.

relatedsqrs

the elementary smothered mate always good to seeYell

ndskykng
sbbbbs wrote:

I had the same idea, but then I was brought to realise that the black king wasn't obliged to go to the corner, and if it goes Kf8 instead, there are no useful checks anymore.

And yet another one that doesn't see what happens after Kf8..

Checkmate by the white queen is a "useful check"

Just sayin.

chesstopia

yeewassup: the given solution was the traditional smothered mate, but your alternative was highly creative!!!

hawkins94
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 just a question of whether you want to win in style!

jonzell88
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 the mate i saw in my head, but i didnt see the other one...

vanhafford

8 ball in the corner pocket!  aka. Paul Morphy!  The ole' famous Smothered Mate.  Thanks for the lesson!

jonzell88
sbbbbs wrote:
I had the same idea, but then I was brought to realise that the black king wasn't obliged to go to the corner, and if it goes Kf8 instead, there are no useful checks anymore."
...Kf8
Qf7++
hyperal

great puzzle! Took me a little while but I didn't make any mistakes!

Fretless

great one !

xray

nice review.........

Zwumbel

nice one but i already knew it