Truly Forced Mates
This is one of my first serious blog posts. Most of the readers already know what a 'forced mate' is. But, sincethe checkmating side can usually play another move which allows the would-be checkmatee to escape, I think the phrase would be a misnomer.
But not always.
Look at the following position. Black's pretty good. There's only two blunders he can make to lose his winning chances.
The next two diagrams show this.