# Mate in 5.

c0lefalk
Posers and Puzzles 16 Apr '08 06:00
1. 16 Apr '08 06:001 edit

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.
2. 16 Apr '08 06:16
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.
3. 16 Apr '08 23:01
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).
4. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
17 Apr '08 00:451 edit
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 !
5. 18 Apr '08 03:37
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.