# Mate in 5

David113
Posers and Puzzles 08 Jun '08 14:10
1. 08 Jun '08 14:10

White to play and mate in 5 moves
2. 08 Jun '08 14:25
Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
3. 08 Jun '08 14:39
Originally posted by doodinthemood
Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
So fast?ðŸ˜²
4. 08 Jun '08 15:44
oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is ðŸ˜‰
5. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Jun '08 21:571 edit
Originally posted by doodinthemood
Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
The full solution:

1.Ka8 [threat 2.Rh7 and 3.Rxh2] 1...Rh8+ 2.Qe8! Rxe8+
2...Rh2 3.Re7 and 4.Rxe2+ finishes
3.Ka7 Ra8+ 4.Kxa8 ~ 5.Ng2#
6. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Jun '08 21:59
Originally posted by doodinthemood
oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is ðŸ˜‰
It only mated me in 17 moves instead of 5! ðŸ˜  I want my money back!
7. 09 Jun '08 10:27
What if 3..Nd3?
8. 09 Jun '08 10:36
4. Nxd3 mate, I suppose.
9. 09 Jun '08 13:04
Originally posted by heinzkat
4. Nxd3 mate, I suppose.
I keep being fooled by the inversed places...ðŸ˜³
10. 09 Jun '08 15:39
Originally posted by SwissGambit
It only mated me in 17 moves instead of 5! ðŸ˜  I want my money back!
Yeah, if Fritz was playing blitz game, he might only have time for 6 moves, and he would have lost that game!!!!

That being said, I took 10 minutes thinking about the 5 moves, in which time I could have made quite a few :p
11. 10 Jun '08 23:311 edit
Originally posted by SwissGambit
The full solution:

1.Ka8 [threat 2.Rh7 and 3.Rxh2] 1...Rh8+ 2.Qe8! Rxe8+
2...Rh2 3.Re7 and 4.Rxe2+ finishes
3.Ka7 Ra8+ 4.Kxa8 ~ 5.Ng2#
what's stopping black from playing 4. Ne4?
to me that kinda looks liek it defuses the mate...
or is there another mate somewhere else
EDIT: nvm, jst realised that the pawns were going the wrong way
12. 17 Jun '08 18:46
Originally posted by doodinthemood
oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is ðŸ˜‰
Chessmaster 8000 took 8 seconds with 333 MHz proscessor
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