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  1. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    18 May '09 19:11 / 1 edit
    Hey,

    I really enjoyed playing this game the other night, so thought I'd share.

    Firstly, find the mate in 5 for white from this position.


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  2. Standard member Ragnorak
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    18 May '09 19:15 / 1 edit
    And now the game...

    Black's strategy was to dominate the dark diagonal. Whites (mine) was to try to punish black's lack of development and accept the loss of the exchange for black's important dark bishop. Allowing the pushing of the pawn and not castling was part of this risky strategy.

    I like how defense was of the counter attacking kind. Black should have won, but a very weak move was his undoing



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  3. Standard member Cimon
    Strategos
    18 May '09 19:19 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Hey,

    I really enjoyed playing this game the other night, so thought I'd share.

    Firstly, find the mate in 5 for white from this position.
    [fen]rn6/pp2Q2p/6pk/8/P1P2P2/1q2p1P1/4N1KP/7R w - - 0 25[/fen]

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    1.Qf8+ Kh5 2.g4+ Kxg4 (2...Kh4 3.Qh6+ Kxh4 4.Qg5(h3)# ) 3.h3+ Kh5 ( 3...Kh4 4.Qh6# ) 4.Ng3+ Kh4 5.Qh6#
  4. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    18 May '09 19:29
    Originally posted by Cimon
    1.Qf8+ Kh5 2.g4+ Kxg4 (2...Kh4 3.Qh6+ Kxh4 4.Qg5(h3)# ) 3.h3+ Kh5 ( 3...Kh4 4.Qh6# ) 4.Ng3+ Kh4 5.Qh6#
    Wow. Mates everywhere. There's another forced one with a different first move.

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  5. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    18 May '09 19:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Cimon
    1.Qf8+ Kh5 2.g4+ Kxg4 (2...Kh4 3.Qh6+ Kxh4 4.Qg5(h3)# ) 3.h3+ Kh5 ( 3...Kh4 4.Qh6# ) 4.Ng3+ Kh4 5.Qh6#
    Hows about a mate in 4 starting with g4?
  6. 18 May '09 19:32
    Isn't it mate in 4? I don't quite get what's wrong with the immediate 28. Qh3#.
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
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    18 May '09 19:43
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    Isn't it mate in 4? I don't quite get what's wrong with the immediate 28. Qh3#.
    Missed it.

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  8. Standard member Cimon
    Strategos
    18 May '09 19:51
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Wow. Mates everywhere. There's another forced one with a different first move.

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    This one seemed the most obvious for me
  9. 18 May '09 20:20
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    And now the game...

    Black's strategy was to dominate the dark diagonal. Whites (mine) was to try to punish black's lack of development and accept the loss of the exchange for black's important dark bishop. Allowing the pushing of the pawn and not castling was part of this risky strategy.

    I like how defense was of the counter attacking kind. Black sh ...[text shortened]... + Kg7 24. Qe7+ Kh6 25. g4 Nc6 26. g5+ Kh5 27. Qxh7+
    Kg4 28. Qd7+ Kh5 29. Qh3# *
    [/pgn]

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    Very nice game!
    Don't worry about missing the mate in one.When you see a forced mate you play it,you don't look for a shorter mate.