# Blindfold Forced Mate in Six Problem

• 10 months ago · Quote · #1

Hello.  The object of this problem is to use your imagination only. No boards or visual aids allowed! I'll post the problem in text below.  It is black to move and force mate in six. Enjoy.

Black Pawns: a7,b7,c7, e5, g7, h7. Kc8, Nc6, Nd3, Rf2, Bh3

White Pawns: a4, b3, c3, g3, h2. Ba3, Ra1, Nd2, Kg1, Rh1, Nh8.

• 10 months ago · Quote · #2

wow I am bad at blindfold chess!

• 10 months ago · Quote · #3

calculating a mate in 6 by itself is tough for most people, so without a board i imagine not many people will be able to come close

• 10 months ago · Quote · #4

yup

• 10 months ago · Quote · #5

I might try tomorrow, but I think I might struggle finding mate in one blindfold :)

• 10 months ago · Quote · #6

Ok, not sure I have the correct position in my head, but is it 1.Rg2+ Kf1 2.Rxd2+ Kg1 3.Rg2+ Kf1 4.Rf2+ Kg1 5.Ne5 threatens unstoppable 6.Nf3 mate?

• 10 months ago · Quote · #7

Wait, there is a black pawn on e5... so maybe Nd4 instead (same idea)...  I'm going to set it up and check lol

edit -- nope, not quite right.

• 10 months ago · Quote · #8

At least you tried :P

• 10 months ago · Quote · #9

1....Rg2+ 2. Kf1 Rxd2+ 3. Kg1 Rg2+ 4. Kf1 Ra2+ 5. Kg1 Rxa1 6. Bc1 Rxc1#

• 10 months ago · Quote · #10

Well Done, Caiello. Here's another blindfold mate in six problem:

White to move and force mate in six

White Pawns: a2, b2, c2, d4, f4, g2, h2. Ng3, Nh4, Qh5, Kg1, Rf1, Rf3, Bd3

Black Pawns: a7, b7, c6, d5, f7, f6, h7. Kg7, Ng6, Rg8, Rh8, Qc7, Bd6, Bd7.

Here's a dynamic blindfold mate in three problem. To my knowledge,there are four solutions

White to move and force mate in three

White Pawns: d3, f3, f4, f6, g6. Kb3, Bd4, Ra7

Black Pawns: d5, e5, f5, Ke6

• 10 months ago · Quote · #11

Solutions

Puzzle #1

1.Qh6+ Kxh6 2. Nhf5+ Bxf5 3. Nxf5+ Kh5 4. g4+ Kxg4 5. Rg3+ Kh5 6. Be2#

Puzzle #2

a) 1. f7 exd4 2. f8=B Kf6 3. Ra6#

b) 1. f7 Kf6 2. f8=N exd4 3. Rf7#

c) 1. f7 Kd6 2. f8=Q+ Kc6 3. Qc5#

d) 1. f7 Kd6 2. f8=Q+ Ke6 3. Qe7#