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7/6/2012 - King In The Middle

  • #61

    very easy 

  • #62


  • #63

    I believe that if white starts out with 1. Re7+, he can still force mate in about seven moves - more if black throws in some easily countered interpositions along the way.

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  • #65

    What is wrong with rook c3 threatening Knight f2 mate, because the f2 square cant be covered? dosnt that mate as well only interupted by some crazy black sacrifices?

  • #66

    cnat believe that I got it the first time.

  • #67

    Nice one

  • #68

    nice puzzleTongue outFoot in mouthInnocent

  • #69

    nice puzzle

  • #70

    nice puzzle!

  • #71

    Vera nice!

  • #72

    A very nice puzzle.

  • #73

    Good one.

  • #74

    Very nice puzzle.

    I went for something different:

    1. Re7 Ne6

    2. Rxe6+ Kf5

    3. Re5+ Kg4

    4. Nf2+ Kg3

    5. Bd6 Nf4

    6. Rg5+ Rxg5

    7. Bxf4#

    It's a 7 steps mate, but I don't lost any pawns. 

  • #75

    Rc3 followed by Nf2 looks like a more efficient mate.  The only thing Black can do is delay inevitable mate by sacrificing both rooks via Rxg2+, Kxg2 followed by Rg8+, Kh2.  Somebody kick me if I need more caffiene this morning.

  • #76

    Without errors :) ! Cool :) ! :) !

  • #77
    ChaosTheory1 wrote:

    Rc3 followed by Nf2 looks like a more efficient mate. 

    Yeah, but efficiency is only to force the king on one path, the checkmate. 

    Btw, your solution is also nice, because the rook kill the pawn with a lot of despair, so the pawn still have a good death. No matter what the king can do after the Kg8 check, black has no other choice that to lose.

  • #78


  • #79

    Pawns are very useful, they have to be preserved in every game.

  • #80



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