4 Consecutive Checks Ending in a Mate

4 Consecutive Checks Ending in a Mate

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4 Consecutive Checks Ending in a Mate


Thread 136069 mentions and displays a game
where a player gets out check by giving checkmate.

One example here will suffice. What I like about this one is
the check and the checkmate are written as the same move.
hxg5+ is answered by hxg5 mate,

Coach David - cptnunicum RHP 2006

White is in check and the best move is 1.Ke2 letting the d-pawn go
with a discovered check. The material would be even and the position
though in Black’s favour due to activity still has to be won.

But alas, like most of the blunders on here, White’s sense of danger deserts
him and he fails to see the real threat.

1.Kf4 g5+

OOPS….now we see the check and checkmate.

2.hxg5+ hxg5 mate.

It was while searching for a complete game on here with this
check and checkmate idea I came across a piece of buried treasure.

A check is answered by a check which is answered by a check which
in turn is answered by checkmate. Yes in four consecutive moves we
get three checks and a mate.

Not a record. In 1993 G.Ponzetto composes this wonderful position.

White and Black combine to keep each other in check for
as long as possible.

37 consecutive checks, an incredible piece of work.

If you want to be immortal and have a spare ½ hour then why not sit down
and compose a position containing a series of checks 38 moves long,

Here is the 4 checks ending in a mate game I mentioned earlier.

the vigilante - lynchie RHP 2007

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