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Mate in 2

It's not every day I get a mid game mate against a player almost 200 points higher. So I thought I would share this.


  • 5 months ago


    Pretty simple but extremely lethal.

  • 4 years ago


    Very nice.

  • 4 years ago


    nice mate, took me a minute to find it. still the opening!

  • 4 years ago


    I always encourage novices to play to the end, for the sake of getting practice executing/defending against the mate. As for more proficient amateurs, there is no consensus. Among masters, ettiquete dictates resignation out of respect for the proficiency of one's opponent, once the position is such that you imagine your opponent would have little difficulty taking the full point.

  • 4 years ago


    I agree it was great sportsmanship to let me play the final move. I think most players would have resigned. I'm not sure what the proper edicate is, but if there is a mate in X, I always like to play it out (with conditionals of course).

  • 4 years ago


    Ouch! Obviously, Black had other plans after the intended queen swap. Kudos to your opponent for having the sportsmanship to allow you to deliver mate!

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