1. e4
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    31 Oct '18 14:26

    A selection of Back Rank Mates from 2018.
    Some funny, some very sad, some incredible.

    Another medieval ‘stipulation chess problem.

    White to play and mate in 9 moves....


    ...the Rook is only allowed to move once

    (Normal rules apply, the Black King cannot move into check.)

    Then a look at some mistakes on stamps and RHP’s own stamp.

    Blog Post 401
  2. Standard memberbyedidia
    Mister Why
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    01 Nov '18 03:28
    On the puzzle, what if 7 ... Kg8?
  3. e4
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    01 Nov '18 10:301 edit
    Hi byedidia,



    Then 8.Kf5 Kf8 9.Ke6 etc...

    But it is not mate in 9 is it. Better sort that out.
    I got the problem from Murray's 'A History of Chess'
    (even the medieval ages my endgame was crap!)

    Edit - fixed, gave you a thumb's up.
  4. e4
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    10 Nov '18 13:28
    Regarding the Capabalnca - Lasker stamp.

    In Berlin in 1914 Capablanca beat Lasker 6½-3.½ in a rapid-transit match,
    (something akin to blitz or 5 minute chess) one of the games (as yet no score)
    produced a position so interesting that the two of them tweaked it a bit and
    together composed that study. That is the position on the Cuban 1988 stamp.
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