4/17/2012 - Mate in 5

walidwd
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

good 

voldermort123
Gepy wrote:

1. Qe6+ Kh8

2. Nf7+ Kg8

3. Hh6+ Kh8

4. Qg8+ Rxg8

5. Nf7++

PeaceRequiresAnarchy

What was black's last move before the puzzle position?


A mouse slip? Tongue Out

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

coolhandluke121
onfrailwings wrote:
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

That's the one that I saw first! glad I'm not the only one :) 

Same here.

mauzi333

yeah Nd8 in 3rd is a better idea

RenataCFC

So classic.  I haven't seen it enough times yet for it to be on full automatic, but the setup was evident.   Love it.

alexVL47

Intuitive! Even i have got it from the first attempt!

mazute
Easy:-)
EP_Chess

I am very surprised that people are impressed by this combination, it is extremely common.

RenataCFC

Everything's new to you once.

tempora-mutantor

I like it, love the way the Knight was used.

dirtydog301

Smothered mate. I've seen this so many times before.

Almenkerk

really like the alternative solution.

Fretless
RenataCFC wrote:

Everything's new to you once.

Thanks for this beautiful thought ;-)

Ehsan1981

I like this kind of checkmate!

novzki41

can i see the actual game here? nice puzzle!!

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iatanbaal

Unless i m wrong, this is a synthesis of Huan Ramirez Lucena dated back to 1497. Then, it was one of the most advanced ideas in chess, achieving the "etouffe checkmate". I think it would be polite to mention this information as a tribute to a legendary Spanish player of the romantic period of chess. Plus a good history lesson. Chess is not only calculation but also education.

pajayjay

vvv cool

MathiasKux
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 think it's just because the smothered is prettier :D