5 Mate in 5 Chess Compositions

Yury Markushin
Category: Problems

This time we want to present 5 chess compositions in which you need to find mate in 5. It’s a little bit more difficult than mate in 3, but much easier than mate in 12 as we have seen earlier. When solving these compositions, make sure to first study the position and only then move pieces on the board.

Our goal is to visualize the whole variation before touching any pieces. Only then you should play the moves on the board. That approach maybe more difficult for some players. Trust me, it will lead to quick tactics improvements and more won games in future.

Instructions: In each of these positions White to Move and Mate in 5

Composition 1: S. Loyd, 1857

mate in 5

Composition 2: A. Galitskiy, 1898

mate in 5

Composition 3: A. Galitskiy, 1907

mate in 5

Composition 4: O. Tabidze, 1967

mate in 5

Composition 5: A. Galitskiy, 1894

mate in 5

If you want to solve more chess compositions I suggest checking out these:

Don’t forget to post your solution in the comment field below!

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Updated 11.10.2023


If pawn promotes to knight your solution won’t work.
puzzle#4 can U solve
P#4- first move bc5- ka6-Rb4-ka5-Pa4-ka6-Rb8-ka5-Ra8-chick mate
Problem #11. Qf8+ Ke1 2.Qd6 Kf1 3.Qf4+ ke1 4.Qd4 Kf1 5.Qg1#
puzzle #3- first move is Rg8-kh6-ph3-kh5-kg7-kg5-Rf8-kh5-Rf5- chick Mate any other move is mate
If promotion is a Knight!!
parul dhawan:
dear chess world prob. #1 is a mate in 2 situationQg3 ..pawn promotion by black as no other alternative is left.. and mate.. Correct me if i m wrong
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Raziel Lupercio:
1 -1. Qd3 Ke1 (1... Kf2 2. Kh2 e1=Q 3. Qg3#) 2. Kh2 Kf1 3. Qg3 e1=N (3... e1=Q 4. Qg1 #)4. Kg3 Ng2(f3) 5. Qf2# ;)