# 4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

Easy...

yeewas up is right there are different ways of solving

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

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

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

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

easy,,,,

common checkmate

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.

the elementary smothered mate always good to see

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.

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

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!

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...

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

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++

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

great one !

nice review.........

nice one but i already knew it