9/2/2011 - Mate in 9

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Cossack_Man

First!  If you're in the US, Ron Paul 2012!  If not, STOP rioting!


On a side note, checkmate kind sir, and great puzzle!

zman1234

Mate in 9 cool! Mate with just a king and pawn XD

TripleXDooM

wow

hope you can do this one incredibill

NFPlayer

This puzzle is one of the greatest puzzles in a long time. EXCELLENT demonstration of sacrifices and oponent manipulation. Mate with a pawn in the end, after it looks as if you have 0 chance.

 

 5/5, great puzzle.

PlayChessLikeHockey

6th

jean22

done

IncrediBill

I waited till 3:01 to give everyone else a chance to be first for a change. Some people were politely mentioning that having an analysis immediately after the puzzle was distracting.  I trust this should accomodate them.

Wow.  I wonder if this was in a real game, would anyone be able to look that far ahead, and even then, have the courage to sacrifice everything right down to your last pawn???

I tried several different lines, but with a Mate in 9 there are so many different directions that the game could go in.  I think that the main thing is that White has the position and material advantage to win the game, without having to risk sacrificing everything . . .it would just take a lot longer than nine moves.

Check out Post #26 on Page 2 by @elindaur.  He does an excellent job of demonstrating why Black made the decisions he did.

Here is one line that I followed which started of with the Bishop giving check:

Again, there are other routes that White could have started with and/or followed that would have ended with a win.  Which makes all of these sacrifices pretty impresive.

Whoever designed the puzzle made a real work of art.  And if this was a real game . . . unbelievable!!!

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aieplm

good

epicfacepalm

Nice puzzle

kiki-22

great

Catalysts

...And who would have thought of this?

 

Great puzzle.

zman1234

Hey i got a funny story. Who wants to hear it?

PlayChessLikeHockey
IncrediBill wrote:

I waited till 3:01 to give everyone else a chance to be first for a change. Some people were politely mentioning that having an analysis immediately after the puzzle was distracting.  I trust this should accomoate them.


nobody likes the whiners. i think the racing for first is hilareous

TripleXDooM
zman1234 wrote:

Hey i got a funny story. Who wants to hear it?


me!

diogens

Very nice and many tags: exposed king, multiple sacrificies, pin, deviation...

Sjarrel

wow, really difficult.. Nice

NuclearPizza

Anyone got it without mistakes? Most probably not.

zman1234

There's a bridge with a water source about 1,000 feet down, and there's a sign on the bridge that says:"NO FISHING OFF THE BRIDGE" XD (NO LIE!!!!)

bugoobiga
Cossack_Man wrote:

First!  If you're in the US, Ron Paul 2012!  If not, STOP rioting!


On a side note, checkmate kind sir, and great puzzle!


great puzzle.

Ron Paul is a Pawn, Y'all.