15 February 2011

Five

Today, I show five tough nuts, five times a mate in five moves. How many of them can you crack?


Heinrich S. Eichstädt
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1867
[3b4/p7/1nK2R2/2N1k3/4N1p1/8/pP3Bpp/8]
  #5(6+8)  

Herbert Engel & Fritz Giegold
Schach-Echo, May 1973
[8/4p3/1p4pN/1Pp1P1pk/1PP3N1/4B1P1/1K4P1/8]
  #5(10+6)  

Herbert Grasemann
Berliner Morgenpost, 1956
[3R4/2K2p1p/N4Bp1/8/B1k1p2R/p7/8/4rb1n]
  #5(6+9)  

Hans Lepuschütz
Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1940
 
[6B1/p3N1R1/K2pNk2/1p6/3P4/3p1pp1/R7/7r]
  #5(7+8)  

Bernhard Schauer
Aachener Nachrichten TT, 1968
1st Prize
[b6B/5B1p/8/3P4/1pRPk1Pp/1R5P/8/7K]
  #5(9+5)  


Eichstädt
1. Bg3+? Kd4 2. Rd6+ Kc4!
1. Nd3+! Kxe4 2. Nc5+ Ke5 3. Bd4+ Kxd4 4. Re6 ~ 5. Re4#

Engel & Giegold
1. Bg1! e6 2. Bh2 cxb4 3. Ng8 Kxg4 4. Nf6+ Kf5 5. g4#
1. - cxb4 2. Bxb6 b3/e6 3. Bc5 e6/b3 4. Nf6+ Kxh6 5. Bf8#

Grasemann
1. Rh3! (2. Rc3, Rd4#) Bxh3 2. Rd4+ Kc3 3. Rd5+ Kc4 4. Bc2 (5. Rc5#) Kxd5 5. Bb3#

Hans Lepuschütz
1. Kb7? Rh8!
1. Ra1! (2. Rxh1 3. Rh6#) Rxa1 2. Kb7 (3. Nd5+ Kf5 4. Rg5+ Ke4 5. Bh7#) Rh1 3. Rf7+ Kxe6 4. Nd5 Kxd5 5. Rf4#
1. - g2 2. Re1 (3. Rf7#) Rxe1 3. Nd5+ etc.

Bernhard Schauer
1. Be5? Bxd5!
1. Rc5? Bb7!
1. Rc6! Bb7 2. Re6+ Kxd5 3. Rf6+ Kxd4+ 4. Rc6+ Ke4 5. Rc4#
2. - Kf4 3. Rf6+ Kg5/Ke4 4.Rf5+/Rff3 Kh6/~ 5. Rh5/Rbe3#
1. - Bxc6 2. dxc6 Kf4 3. c7 Kg5 4. c8=Q Kf4/Kh6 5. Qf5/Qc1#

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