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Yesterday I posted a game, with a cool final position.
Each Knight covers a different escape square
The Bishop gives check, and covers d2
The queen pins the only piece that can interpose.
So, 4 pieces are needed for this mate. Question, what is the greatest number of pieces need for a mate in
The bishop on f1 and pawn on f2 are needed too.
I mean for the mating side
You can mate with just 2 pawns and a king in the average chess game.
Most I can do is 5
Logically you should try in the center. You need more pieces there imo.
A task like this is basically asking the composer to be as inefficient as possible in constructing the mate. I can do that!
White needs all 16 units or it's not mate.
@BigDoggProblem White needs all 16 units or it's not mate.
You're actually using 17 units here .
Heh, didn't notice that 3rd N sneak in there. OK, fixed.
Well done, BDP :)
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