# 1000 Mates in 1!

• 10 months ago · Quote · #281
GSHAPIROY wrote:
apostolis1 wrote:

This is one puzzle I found in a thread on chess.com, I won't write the solution, can you solve it ?

Yes so did I, the solution is 1. Qb4#

Black can play on d1

• 10 months ago · Quote · #282
LoekBergman wrote:

#315: I think it is Qa3#

You found the right solution ! Congrats !

• 10 months ago · Quote · #283

nice one chessgdt. we must strip away all assumptions and use observation

• 10 months ago · Quote · #284
apostolis1 wrote:
GSHAPIROY wrote:
apostolis1 wrote:

This is one puzzle I found in a thread on chess.com, I won't write the solution, can you solve it ?

Yes so did I, the solution is 1. Qb4#

Black can play on d1

You mean on d8. Which makes the answer 1. Qa3#

• 10 months ago · Quote · #285

• 10 months ago · Quote · #286

Post possible solutions below !

• 10 months ago · Quote · #287

Going back to #315: I see (not only) Qa3# (but also d8=Q# or Qg5#)

Whereas with #325: I see only mates in two...

Edit: Thanks LoekBergman, good points. Consequently readers, do not read my (errata).

• 10 months ago · Quote · #288
funksteph wrote:

Going back to #315: I see not only Qa3# but also d8=Q# or Qg5#

Whereas with #325: I see only mates in two...

Qg5 is met by Qxcg5 and the pawn can not move as it is pinned.

• 10 months ago · Quote · #289
LoekBergman wrote:
funksteph wrote:

Going back to #315: I see not only Qa3# but also d8=Q# or Qg5#

Whereas with #325: I see only mates in two...

Qg5 is met by Qxcg5 and the pawn can not move as it is pinned.

You are right(both you and funksteph) I've put the rook in the wrong position ! lol

The correct one is on b3, so the position is like below...

• 10 months ago · Quote · #290

A lot of queens, but only one checkmate in one

• 10 months ago · Quote · #291

Thanks apostolis1 for the correction and for your proposals in general.

So for #328 (if you say that the rook is on b3, from white pov, the board is up side down), I see only one: Ke5#

For #329, imo a lot easier: Qg8#

• 10 months ago · Quote · #292

Thanks to funksteph for pointing out that the board is upside down:

That shows that there are two mates possible in #329, namely Qg8# or Qb1#. :-)

• 9 months ago · Quote · #293

Dunno if anybody did this, but 330:

• 9 months ago · Quote · #294

I'm going to do at most 10 here.

• 8 months ago · Quote · #295
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