5/4/2012 - Mate in 5

blakewalk

Excellent puzzle ! My favourite thus far; beautiful.

blakewalk
Rust_Blade wrote:

Interesting... but really it's not about how someone planned that... but how the game could have gotten to that position in the first place...

...After all that: black clearly blundered on his last move to allow white this awesome attack.

Very true !!  Good point

Joe_The_Biden

Nice.

BryanCFB
Rust_Blade wrote:

Interesting... but really it's not about how someone planned that... but how the game could have gotten to that position in the first place.  I just want to look back 1 move.  What was black's last move?  First off, if black were not in check the last move, he could have checkmated white no matter what.  Look at the knights and the pawn... if any of them were moved from their current position by one move, black can checkmate with Rg1#.  The rooks (if you examine them as well) could also delive mate in 1 in all positions except if there was a rook on b2 (which is mate in 2 after Ra2+ followed by Rg1#).  Now consider the king: he must have been in check to prevent black from delivering mate with the rooks.  Only 2 locations are possible: h7 or g7.  Being checked at either location, he could move to g6 and white doesn't have a decisive attack.  

After all that: black clearly blundered on his last move to allow white this awesome attack.

One possibility for example, say white played the knight from b4 to d5 attacking black's rook on c3 while also setting up the mating net.  Let's say that black did not see the white mating net, moved from c3, and took a white pawn on c2.  We would then arrive at the puzzle position.  Black would then be threatening checkmate for the first time, only to be beaten to it by white.

I would definitely agree that whatever black's last move was it was a game losing blunder. 

xray

one of the all time great ones!  super lesson

Razzfazz

BEautiful!! Never seen this pattern before.

bdn512

Nice!

PeaceRequiresAnarchy

Easy only because every one of black's moves were only moves.

bishop987

Too fancy.

mark_mabe98

that was easy!

AlyMohamed

amazing !!!!!!!!

h3lo123

Laughing

Abinand

awesome

Jesus_Quintana

Good one.

pkrishna

Amazing one.

Torrence

nice one

the_noob_chess_nerd

awesome C:

AC28chess

Very Nice

Simonmeow

Thats a nice checkmate.

mountainchess

Great mate with two knights.  Don't see that every day.