Tuesday, October 24, 2006
570th Brilliant Way to Checkmate
Here's another from Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. I had the right idea but messed up the calculation on this one... the devil is in the details! I like when a problem puts together a couple of simple themes and makes something that is tough, so I thought I would post it.
... Rd1+ 2. Kh2 Rcc1 3. Bf4 Rh1+ 4. Kg3 Rh3+ 5. gxh3 Rg1+6. Kh2 Rh1+ 7. Kg3 Rxh3# 0-1
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I ended up playing the klunky ...Kd6, aiming to march the Black King over to the White Rook. I missed the wonderful ...Rf1, quietly threatening ...Rxf2+ and promotion simultaneously.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Mate in 19?
So here is the question: is forced mate in 19 moves really a checkmate problem?