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4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #141

    Easy...

  • #142

    yeewas up is right there are different ways of solving

  • #143

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

  • #144

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

  • #145

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

  • #146

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

  • #147

    easy,,,,Yell

  • #148

    common checkmate

  • #149
    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.

  • #150

    the elementary smothered mate always good to seeYell

  • #151
    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.

  • #152

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

  • #153
    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!

  • #154
    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...

  • #155

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

  • #156
    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++
  • #157

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

  • #158

    great one !

  • #159

    nice review.........

  • #160

    nice one but i already knew it

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