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  1. 17 Feb '05 17:52
    has anyone achieved a pawn only checkmate?
  2. 17 Feb '05 18:36 / 2 edits
    It is possible to checkmate, king and pawn against king, but it depends on having to get pawn to promote. Just have to be careful of avoiding stalemate as shown below (black is to move in this case):


  3. 17 Feb '05 18:53 / 2 edits
    This is how I would do it



    It hasn't happened yet though....maybe one day
  4. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    17 Feb '05 22:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kw72uk
    This is how I would do it
    ...
    It hasn't happened yet though....maybe one day
    That's not a 'pawn only' checkmate, you're using your king to back up the pawns.

    This is 'pawn only':


    I can't imagine it ever happening in a real game, though.
  5. Standard member Nyxie
    The eyes of truth
    17 Feb '05 22:47
    Originally posted by kw72uk
    This is how I would do it

    [fen]3k4/2PP4/3K4/8/8/8/8/8[/fen]

    It hasn't happened yet though....maybe one day
    I have done this one, one of my favorite otb endings.


    Nyxie
  6. 17 Feb '05 23:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    I have done this one, one of my favorite otb endings.


    Nyxie
    Me too. I have done that more than once in blitz games. But in a diferent possition because this one is impossible to get because it would have been stalemate a move before the mate.
  7. Standard member Nyxie
    The eyes of truth
    17 Feb '05 23:29
    Originally posted by LordOfTheChessboard
    Me too. I have done that more than once in blitz games. But in a diferent possition because this one is impossible to get because it would have been stalemate a move before the mate.
    pawn on seventh rank he moves in front of it I push the king in behind, he moves his passed pawn to the seventh rank and I push my other to the 6th rank, then he queens his pawn and I push my second to the seventh rank and say checkmate. So He had a passed pawn he was pushing also. The best part was he got his queen one move before my pawn king checkmate, that is a look on an opponents face I won't forget for a long time. He just stared for about a 20 seconds, then he got up and left the room.

    Nyxie
  8. 17 Feb '05 23:36
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    pawn on seventh rank he moves in front of it I push the king in behind, he moves his passed pawn to the seventh rank and I push my other to the 6th rank, then he queens his pawn and I push my second to the seventh rank and say checkmate. So He had a passed pawn he was pushing also. The best part was he got his queen one move before my pawn king checkmate, that ...[text shortened]... r a long time. He just stared for about a 20 seconds, then he got up and left the room.

    Nyxie
    yes that was it. I have played that a lot. He'll need another pawn or piece to move with to avoid stalemate.
  9. 18 Feb '05 11:30
    Originally posted by richjohnson
    That's not a 'pawn only' checkmate, you're using your king to back up the pawns.
    You're right it's not....the pawn only position you suggest is purely pawns.

    This must have happened sometime.......
  10. 18 Feb '05 11:41
    stalemate could be avoided if say black had a pawn he could move forward. And can we have some real-play screen shots please???
  11. Standard member Toe
    18 Feb '05 11:56 / 1 edit


    How about this little chap then?
    I just like the idea of being killed (in part) by your own pawn(s)...
  12. 18 Feb '05 13:22
    how about this situation:


    1.h6+! K:h8 2.g7 #
    Not that I've played anything like that but ... ah, it would be nice.
  13. Standard member Toe
    18 Feb '05 15:21
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    how about this situation: [board]
    1.h6+! K:h8 2.g7 #
    Not that I've played anything like that but ... ah, it would be nice.
    Pawn-only remember? You've a bishop aiding the mate there.
  14. 21 Feb '05 10:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Toe
    Pawn-only remember? You've a bishop aiding the mate there.
    How about this then:


    Not very likely situation though
  15. Standard member Toe
    21 Feb '05 10:17
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    How about this then:
    Not very likely situation though
    Ah! But that's the beauty of it!