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Mate with King


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Paul Valle    (2011-01-15 16:08:24)
Mate with King

White to mate in as few moves as possible.
The catch however is that White may only move his King.
ChessPosition (see diagram)


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Michael Koblentz    (2011-01-18 07:59:21)
Mate with King

Ke5


Paul Valle    (2011-01-19 01:50:16)
Mate with King

that's not even mate, mate ;)


Philip Roe    (2011-02-06 00:50:54)
Mate with King

So 1.Kf7 d4 2.Ke7 dxc3 3.Kf6 c2 4.Kf7. Neat!

But why "in as few moves as possible"? Is there a longer solution?


Paul Valle    (2011-02-08 01:13:10)
Mate with King

You are on to the right track but
1.Kf7 d4 2.Ke7 Kg7!
and Black escapes ;)


Philip Roe    (2011-02-10 06:31:18)
Mate with King

Oh dear, yes. Then 1.Kf7 d4 2.Kf6 dxc3 3.Ke6! Kg7/g8 4.Ke7 Kh8 5.Kf6 c2 6.Kf7

And White could waste time with 5.Ke6 so there are longer solutions.


Paul Valle    (2011-02-15 21:50:27)
Mate with King

Not quite there yet buddy ;)
1.Kf7 d4 2.Kf6 dxc3 3.Ke6 Kg8 4.Ke7+ Kg7!
and Black escapes again...


Alkis Xristostomidis    (2011-03-22 02:52:27)
Mate with King

1.Kf7 d4 2.Kf8 dxc3 3.Ke8 Kg7 4.Ke7 Kh8 5.Kf6 c2 6.Kf7 #


Paul Valle    (2011-03-22 12:24:02)
Josef Kling (1849)

That┤s how you do it!


Silvio Martinez    (2011-05-29 18:50:12)
Mate with King

Kf7