Any games where player forced mated himself?

  • #1

    Has anyone played in or know of a game where a player has forced mated themself? Thought it would be funny if we could start a collection!

  • #2

    What is that? I've never heard of force mating yourself?

  • #3

    You sir have a sick mind.

  • #4

    Give me time, the way I play I'm sure it'll happen sooner or later.

  • #5

    For example you play a knight check that forces a recapture that mates your king

  • #6

    You might try searching for "selfmate"--that's what I've always heard it called anyway. I've only ever seen it in puzzles, never a real game. I'll be interested to see one if you find one.

  • #7

    There are thousands of selfmate problems, which is what you're looking for.

  • #8

    Sounds like a specialized case of a selfmate problem in which your opponent's moves are forced.

  • #9

    Simple example:

  • #10
    TheGrobe wrote:

    Sounds like a specialized case of a selfmate problem in which your opponent's moves are forced.

    In the selfmate problems white tries his best to get himself mated, and the opponent tries his best NOT mating you, so it's the same as the case.

    In the helpmates, both sides try mating the same king (usually Black's).

  • #11

    Gotcha, I was thinking helpmate when you said selfmate.

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