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  1. 09 Jun '07 19:42
    Game 3347408 features what has to be an extremely rare move, namely Bh1 checkmate.

    I wonder how rare this is relative to moves like O-O mate or c8(B) mate
  2. 09 Jun '07 20:01
    bd5 works ...
  3. 09 Jun '07 21:13
    Perhaps even an en passant giving mate is rare...
  4. 09 Jun '07 21:48
    O-O # or O-O-O # would also be rare.

    But the rarest chess move is pawn8/B or pawn1/B.
  5. 10 Jun '07 00:20 / 2 edits
    I don't think I'll ever see a move like exd6ep#
  6. Standard member Mickey Knox
    Chess Fugitive
    10 Jun '07 15:06
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I don't think I'll ever see a move like exd6ep#
    Black plays ...d5?? what should white play?

  7. 10 Jun '07 15:46
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I don't think I'll ever see a move like exd6ep#
    Black to move...

    He played 1. - g5+ and yelled 'mate' becaues he didn't know the e.p. rule.
    White responded with 2. hxg6 and yelled 'mate' because he knew the e.p. rule.
  8. 11 Jun '07 18:59
    Not rare but lovely.
    Game 3670924
    The fork is wonderful. And discovered check!
    How often do they both come up?
  9. 11 Jun '07 19:14 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    He played 1. - g5+ and yelled 'mate' becaues he didn't know the e.p. rule.
    White responded with 2. hxg6 and yelled 'mate' because he knew the e.p. rule.
    who actually says "mate"?
  10. 11 Jun '07 19:26 / 1 edit
    This problem has an interesting mating pattern.

    White to move and win.
  11. 11 Jun '07 19:29
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    who actually says "mate"?
    probably the same people who announce 'Check!" like it's the winning move
  12. 11 Jun '07 19:35
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    probably the same people who announce 'Check!" like it's the winning move
    usually it's a bishop check on b4 which gets blocked by a pawn move to c3
  13. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    11 Jun '07 19:35
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    probably the same people who announce 'Check!" like it's the winning move
    I like to say "check" in very quiet tournament halls, but the expression is generally unnecessary.