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  1. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    20 Jul '11 20:56 / 1 edit
    Show me your mate in ... problems from real games.

    Black to play, mate in 3:

  2. 20 Jul '11 21:03
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    Show me your mate in ... problems from real games.

    Black to play, mate in 3:

    [fen]r1b2rk1/1p3pN1/7q/pP6/P3p1n1/4P1p1/1B1PNPKb/R2Q1R2 b - - 0 24[/fen]
    Nice. I had a solution, but it only works in four... because it allows the Nh5 delay.

    Richard
  3. 20 Jul '11 21:23
    Got it. Was sure 1st move had to be Nxe3, but as soon as I tried other ideas got it quickly. Nice mate. Did you spot it in the game?
  4. 20 Jul '11 21:47
    Ive got it, found it quite quickly.
  5. 20 Jul '11 22:04
    Thought I had found it quite quickly, but had to rethink, found the solution now though.
  6. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    20 Jul '11 22:20
    Originally posted by tiggeronvrb
    Got it. Was sure 1st move had to be Nxe3, but as soon as I tried other ideas got it quickly. Nice mate. Did you spot it in the game?
    Unusually I did spot it in the game. 5 minute blitz too. But that's not the point - who else has got a mate in ... they want to share?
  7. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    20 Jul '11 22:46
    Ok, I'll go again.

    Black to play. Mate in 3 to 5, depending how spiteful white's feeling.

  8. 24 Jul '11 22:36 / 1 edit
  9. 14 Aug '11 06:18
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    Ok, I'll go again.

    Black to play. Mate in 3 to 5, depending how spiteful white's feeling.

    [fen]5k2/1b4bQ/p3p1Pp/1p1pP1p1/1P1P4/P1q2PPK/2r5/R3R3 b - - 0 34[/fen]
    Good one - took me a few goes to get it, it wasn't as intuitive as it looked.

    Here's one that came up in a recent game for me. Black to move and mate in 6 moves or less - it took me 6 in the game. White has a number of options after Black's next move but I believe the mate cannot be stopped.