4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

  • #141

    Another one of those Smothered mates now..

    Zapped it in one try. Cool

  • #142

    easy

  • #143

    one

  • #144

    Easy...

  • #145

    yeewas up is right there are different ways of solving

  • #146

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

  • #147

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

  • #148

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

  • #149

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

  • #150

    easy,,,,Yell

  • #151

    common checkmate

  • #152
    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.

  • #153

    the elementary smothered mate always good to seeYell

  • #154
    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.

  • #155

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

  • #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

    It's just a question of whether you want to win in style!

  • #157
    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...

  • #158

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

  • #159
    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++
  • #160

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

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