# Helpmate in 5 moves

David113
Posers and Puzzles 08 Dec '07 20:10
1. 08 Dec '07 20:10

H#5
2. 08 Dec '07 21:03
Couldn't it be (one example):
1. Bxc2 Rxc2+
2. Ka1 b2+
3. Kxa2 b1=Q
4. Ka3 ~
5. Ka4 Ra2#

Or is the mate for white instead?
3. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Dec '07 22:51
Originally posted by mjolnir
Couldn't it be (one example):
1. Bxc2 Rxc2+
2. Ka1 b2+
3. Kxa2 b1=Q
4. Ka3 ~
5. Ka4 Ra2#

Or is the mate for white instead?
In helpmates, Black moves first, and White's last move [in this one, his 5th move] mates Black.
4. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Dec '07 23:20
Awesome problem. I won't give away the solution just yet, so that others have a chance to solve it.

Solution PM'ed.
5. 08 Dec '07 23:51
Originally posted by SwissGambit
Awesome problem. I won't give away the solution just yet, so that others have a chance to solve it.

Solution PM'ed.
PM'ed sol is correctđź™‚
6. 09 Dec '07 09:14
Originally posted by SwissGambit
In helpmates, Black moves first, and White's last move [in this one, his 5th move] mates Black.
Thank you
7. 09 Dec '07 16:34
This is a seriously difficult problem... I've been working on it for quite a while and the answer's still not arisen.