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4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #141

    easy

  • #142

    one

  • #143

    Easy...

  • #144

    yeewas up is right there are different ways of solving

  • #145

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

  • #146

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

  • #147

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

  • #148

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

  • #149

    easy,,,,Yell

  • #150

    common checkmate

  • #151
    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.

  • #152

    the elementary smothered mate always good to seeYell

  • #153
    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.

  • #154

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

  • #155
    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!

  • #156
    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...

  • #157

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

  • #158
    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++
  • #159

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

  • #160

    great one !

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