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Joined 08 Oct '07 Moves 9686

Mate in 5. PM me with the solution.

http://www.chessproblems.com/prob.php?id=3172

There is also a helpmate in 2, if you want.

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Joined 08 Oct '07 Moves 9686 Originally posted by c0lefalk
PM me with the solution.
There is also a helpmate in 2, if you want. What I mean is if you find both solutions, PM them both to me.

Berks.

Joined 27 Nov '04 Moves 41991 I don't particularly wish to be rude, new chess problems are to be welcomed (at all levels of difficulty), but you really need to check this one more thoroughly.
It certainly is mate in five, but there are at least a dozen possible first moves (and for your tree to take into all possible branches, there are hundreds of possible combinations).

2014.05.01

Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274 Originally posted by c0lefalk
[fen]4r1k1/3p4/BR1Np1np/5NpP/p7/PQ5P/1B2PP2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]
Mate in 5. PM me with the solution.
http://www.chessproblems.com/prob.php?id=3172
There is also a helpmate in 2, if you want. A computer-test of the problem shows 12 different solutions:

1.Nd6*e8 !

1.Rb6-b8 !

1.h5*g6 !

1.Nf5*h6 + !

1.Nf5-e7 + !

1.Qb3-c2 !

1.Qb3-d5 !

1.Qb3*a4 !

1.Qb3-b5 !

1.Qb3-e3 !

1.Qb3-d3 !

1.Qb3-c3 !

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Joined 08 Oct '07 Moves 9686 Originally posted by SwissGambit
A computer-test of the problem shows 12 different solutions:
1.Nd6*e8 !
1.Rb6-b8 !
1.h5*g6 !
1.Nf5*h6 + !
1.Nf5-e7 + !
1.Qb3-c2 !
1.Qb3-d5 !
1.Qb3*a4 !
1.Qb3-b5 !
1.Qb3-e3 !
1.Qb3-d3 !
1.Qb3-c3 ! The hxg5 is the one I was going for.