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Checkmate with only the light brigade

  • Last updated on 11/12/13, 2:07 AM.

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #1

    ninjazero

    woah

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #2

    ninjazero

    lame

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #3

    michal1357

    Kxb8 and whats now

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #4

    WiganWP

    Diagram 1:

    It would be checkmate with just the 2 bishops. You don't need the knight and it is doing nothing here. You could also keep the knight and lose a bishop and force mate with a bishop and a knight.

     

    Diagram 2:

    What michal1357 said! For Qb8 to work without risk of Kxb8 there would have to be another piece guarding the b8 square (a bishop, another queen or a knight say) so that the King cannot possibly move there, so the only option would be to interpose with the rook. Then the smothered mate works.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #5

    theresalion


    the last example should of course be kxq---what a dumb move --qb8

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #6

    appleplaychess

    #for the #1 one, losing queen for the next.

    I think.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #7

    Murgen

    Diagram 2

    1. Nc7+ Kb8 2. Na6+ Kc8 3. Qc7#

    so

    1. Nc7+ Kb8 2. Na6+ Ka8 3. Qb8+ Rxb8 4. Nc7#

    (I think I've seen this one before).

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #8

    ale2005

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