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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 Jan '07 20:56


    Mate in 5 moves.
  2. 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. 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. 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.