White to move. Can white save this game? How should white proceed?

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1. Qh8+ Kh8

2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Ke7 (resp. Kg7)

5. Re8# (resp. Rg8#)

1.Qxh8+ Kxh82.Rh1+ Kg73.Rh7+ Kf84.Rh8+ Kg7[if 4..Ke7 5.Re8#]

5.Rg8#Not all mates in 5 are this easy:

1. Qh8 Kh8

2. Rh1 Kd7

3. Rh7 Kf8

4. Rh8 Ke7

5. Re8#

1. Qxh8, Kxh8

2. Rh1, Kg7

3. Rh7, Kf8

4. Rh8, if Ke7 Re8, if Kg7 Rg8 both with mate.

The strong knight f6 forces mate, together with the rook:

1. Qxh8+ Kxh8All black moves are forced so far. Now Black only has the choice where to be mated:2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+

4. … Kg7or5. Rg8#

4. … Ke7

5. Re8#

1. Qxh8+ Kxh8

2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Ke/g7

5. Re/g8#

1-0

More than one road leads to Rome (and to home) here, and I found probably the longest road first.

1. Ne8+ Rxe8 2. f6+ Bxf6 3. gxf6+ Kxf6

(3. … Kf8 4. Qh8#)4. Qg5+ Ke6 5. Bg4+ f5 6. Bxf5+ Kf7 7. Qg7#.But then I saw the much quicker, more efficient mate.

1. Qxh8+ Kxh82. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Ke7

(4. .. Kg7 5. Rg8#)

5. Re8#Actually, I think I prefer the long solution.

ðŸ™‚LucymarieI can’t find it.

1.Ne8+ Kf8 [1…Rxe8 2.Qh6 followed by 3. f6, 4.Qg7#] 2.Qxh8 Ke7 3.f6 Kd7 4.Bg4#

Write can draw after 1)Ne8+! ,because

a)1… Rxe8 2)Rh1 +-

b)1… Kf8 2)Qxh8+ Ke7 3)g6+ Ke6 4)Bg6++

Then black need to play Kg8 and Nf6+ leads to draw

Let’s first try the spectacular.

1. QxR+ KxQ

2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Ke7 (if Kg7, Rg8#)

5. Re8#

Mark

1Qxh8+ Kxh82Rh1+ Kg7

3Rh7+ Kf8

4Rh8+ Ke7

(4…. Kg7 5Rg8#)

5Re8#1Qxr R&N combination delivers mate.

Its mate!

1.Qxh8+ Kxh8 2.Rh1+ Kg7 3.Rh7+ Kf8 4.Rh8+ and now, twin mate: if a) 4…Kg7 5.Rg8 mate, and if b) 4…Ke7 5.Re8 mate.

Kamalakanta

Simple Qh8+ mate is with R with support of N.

mustafiz

1. Qh8+ Kh8

2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Kg7 ( If 4…. Ke7 5. Re8 check mate).

5. Rf8+ mate.

White WINS!

1. Qxh8+ Kxh8

2. Rh1+ Kg7

3. Rh7+ Kf8

4. Rh8+ Ke7 (Kg7)

5. Re8# (Rg8#)