Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
    25 Aug '06
    Moves
    0
    28 Jan '07 20:56


    Mate in 5 moves.
  2. Joined
    13 Apr '06
    Moves
    24617
    28 Jan '07 22:39
    1. Qe6+ Kxc7
    2. Qe7+
    is the first few moves i think, too tired to go through the rest but it looks an easy win (not sure if its within five, but im pretty sure)
  3. Joined
    12 Mar '03
    Moves
    37834
    28 Jan '07 22:40
    1.Rxh4 threatens Rxh8#. If black tries to avoid this with Rg8, Rf8 or Re8 then 2.Rh7 with uncoverable mate in 1. Of course, a rook move (other than Rxh4) leads to Qd8#. So, only move:

    1. ... Rxh4
    2.Kg1 now black has no checks, and white threatens Qd8# . Obly move is
    2. .... Rh8
    3.Ra8+ to deviate the queen (making a cover of c7 impossible)
    3. ... Qxa8 forced
    4.Bb7 and mate next move 5.Qc7#, except if 4. .... Qb8, then 5.Qe6#.
  4. Joined
    25 Aug '06
    Moves
    0
    29 Jan '07 00:22
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    1.Rxh4 threatens Rxh8#. If black tries to avoid this with Rg8, Rf8 or Re8 then 2.Rh7 with uncoverable mate in 1. Of course, a rook move (other than Rxh4) leads to Qd8#. So, only move:

    1. ... Rxh4
    2.Kg1 now black has no checks, and white threatens Qd8# . Obly move is
    2. .... Rh8
    3.Ra8+ to deviate the queen (making a cover of c7 impossible)
    3. ... Qxa8 forced
    4.Bb7 and mate next move 5.Qc7#, except if 4. .... Qb8, then 5.Qe6#.
    Your solution is correct.
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