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  1. Lichtgeschwindigkeit_

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    Let's see if we can post some interesting Chess puzzles here. Here's a mate that I missed when playing a game today.

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    Black to move; Mate in 8. There is more than one solution but I am sure that it takes no more than 8 moves.
     
  2. Altfish

    Altfish Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this board the wrong way round?
    Shouldn't the a column be on the left and the 1 row at the bottom????
    Ignoring that..or is that a trick?

    Well black is in check, so his first move is forced..
    1. ........Kd7
    Now white must stop Qf1 mate, so...
    2. Kh3
    Then I'm not sure ???
     
  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Black c8-d7
    White a8-d8 check
    Black d7-c6
    White d8-d6 (check)
    Black c6-d6
    White g2-h3
    Black d3-f1 Check mate (i think )
     
  4. Lichtgeschwindigkeit_

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    Unfortunately d3 to f1 is only a check, because white can still escape to h4 or g4....

    This was my solution:


    1 - Kd7
    2 Rd8+ Kxd8
    3 Nh3 Qe2+
    4 Nf2 Rxh1
    5 f4 g5
    6 fxg5 Rf1
    7 d3 Rxf2+
    8 Kh3 Rxh2# or Qh5#
     
    #4 Lichtgeschwindigkeit_, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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  5. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    I am far from a chess expert hehe, but i see you used a few extra moves to get to check mate :)
     
  6. Lichtgeschwindigkeit_

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    I think the idea here was to trap the King up in the corner and cut him off from escaping through the opening at h3.
     
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