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  1. 06 Mar '09 07:13
    I know this is really very basic.

    I call it the "sheltered" king.



    Black Mates In 3
  2. 06 Mar '09 07:22 / 2 edits
    Sorry, nevermind.
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Mar '09 07:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I know this is really very basic.

    I call it the "sheltered" king.

    [fen]1b2k3/4n1b1/3PPP2/3P1P2/2pPKP2/4P3/8/1n6[/fen]

    Black Mates In 3
    1...Nd2+ 2.Ke5 Bh8 3.e4 Nf3#
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    06 Mar '09 08:50
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    1...Nd2+ 2.Ke5 Bh8 3.e4 Nf3#
    Yes, I had a look and for some reason convinced myself that the position after 2. ... Bh8 was stalemate. This is similar to a position I saw in a book once where the same idea occurs - you sacrifice about 5 pieces to move the pawns into a box and then deliver checkmate with the knight.
  5. 06 Mar '09 20:19
    I saw this idea before from a Columbian man. It was much more drawn out, like mate in 16. He called it Tutankhamun's Tomb. The mating side sacrifices all his pieces forcing the pawns to make a box for the king to be placed in, and then a smothered mate from the knight.

    He also said fisher had analyzed it and said one of the mates (the knight could mate in two spots) was "better" than the other.

    If anyone recalls this or could find the puzzle I'd be superduper happy.