Li vs. Alitha

Hard puzzle, mate in 5, white to move.

FEN: 2q1nk1r/4Rp2/1ppp1P2/6Pp/3p1B2/3P3P/PPP1Q3/6K1 w

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1.Rxe8+ Qxe8 2.Bxd6+ Qe7 3.Qxe7+ Kg8 4.Qf8+ Kh7 5.Qxf7#

4 Responses

  1. nhan at

    mate in 4 moves

    1. adriana at

      hope you win

  2. Staydench at

    Can mate in 3-4 moves dependent on the computers moves.

  3. Jeroen at

    Not even a suprise that white has such a nice combination. When looking at the pieces, you’ll notice that black’s rook doesn’t do anything, and his knight has just one square to go to. The queen is looking to field f5, but will first need to find a way to protect the knight. White, however, has a nice rook on the seventh row, an active bishop and a good queen. This together doesn’t mean any less than total ownage, and if it wouldn’t be a mate in five, white would still have all chances.

    I’m not a rating expert, but I think a rating of 1300 should be enough to get this one.

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