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Problems 037 to 048

37

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Hans-Helmut Faust)

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1. Bxf6! [2. Qxg7#]
1. ... Nb3+ 2. axb3 [3. Qxg7#]
2. ... Qc7 3. Qh8+
3. ... Bxh8 4. Rxh8#
2. ... Qd7 3. Qh8+
3. ... Bxh8 4. Rxh8#
2. ... Qb7 3. Qh8+
3. ... Bxh8 4. Rxh8#
2. ... Rd8 3. Qxg7+
3. ... Ke8 4. Qf7/e7/g8/h8, Rh8#
2. ... Rd8 3. Qh8+
3. ... Bxh8 4. Rxh8#
2. ... Re7 3. Qh8+
3. ... Bxh8 4. Rxh8#
2. ... Rxe6 3. Qxg7+
3. ... Ke8 4. Rh8#
2. ... Bxh6+ 3. Qxh6+
3. ... Kg8 4. Qh8/g7#

Date added: 9/6/2021

38

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn - Deutsches Wochenschach, 8 Oct 1905)

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1.Nd6! ~ 2.Ne4#
1...Bxd6 2.Qe2 ~ 3.Bd3 ~ 4.Qc2#
2...Bf4 3.exf4 Kxd4 4.Qe5#

Date added: 9/6/2021

39

Checkmate in 6 moves

(Sophie Schett - Wiener Hausfrauen-Zeitung, 16 Apr 1882)

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1.Rb4! d2
2.Bxa6 d3
3.Bb7 d4
4.Bxe4 Kxe4
5.Rb5 Ke3
6.Re5#

Date added: 21/6/2021

40

Checkmate in 6 moves

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1. Qf4+! gxf4
2. Bxf4+ Ne5
3. Bxe5+ Rd6
4. Bxd6+Ka8
5. Nb6+axb6
6. axb6#

Date added: 26/6/2021

41

Checkmate in 12 moves

(Otto Titusz Blathy - The Chess Amateur, Aug 1922)

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1.Nf4+! Kc5
2.Ne6+ Kd5
3.Nxc7+ Kc5
4.Nxa6+ Kd5
5.Nc7+ Kc5
6.Ne6+ Kd5
7.Nf4+ Kc5
8.Ke4 d5+
9.Ke5 Bf6+
10.Ke6 Nd8+
11.Kd7 c2
12.Nxd3#

Date added: 5/7/2021

42

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Henry John Clinton Andrews - English Chess Problems, 1876)

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1.Be1! ~ 2.Bh4+
2...Nxh4 3.Qg5#
2...Ng5
3.Qxg5#
3.Bxg5#
2...Qxh4 3.Ne6#
2...Rxh4
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
1...Bb2 2.Bh4+
2...Bf6 3.Bxf6#
2...Nxh4 3.Qg5+ Bf6 4.Qxf6#
2...Ng5
3.Qxg5+ Bf6 4.Qxf6#
3.Bxg5+ Bf6 4.Bxf6#
2...Qxh4 3.Ne6#
2...Rxh4
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
1...e2 2.Qd4 ~
3.Qf6#
3.Qxd6#
2...Bg5 3.Qxd6#
2...Bf4 3.Qf6#
2...Bb2 3.Qxd6#
2...Nxd4 3.Ba5#
2...Nxc5
3.Qf6#
3.Ba5#
2...Ne5
3.Qxd6+ Nd7+
4.Rxd7#
4.Qxd7#
3.Qh4+
3...Bg5
4.Qxg5#
4.Qxh8#
3...Qxh4 4.Ne6#
3...Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3.Bh4+
3...Bg5 4.Bxg5#
3...Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
2...Nxd4 3.Bh4+
3...Bg5 4.Bxg5#
3...Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
2...Qd3
3.Ne6#
3.Qf6#
2...Qxf7 3.Qxd6+ Qd7
4.Rxd7#
4.Qxd7#
2...Qe6 3.Nxe6#
2...Qd5 3.Qf6#
2...Qc3
3.Ne6#
3.Qxd6#
2...Qxc5
3.Ne6#
3.Qf6#
2...Qxd4 3.Ne6#
2...f4 3.Qf6#
2...d5
3.Qf6#
3.Ne6#
2...Re8
3.fxe8=Q#
3.fxe8=R#
3.Qxd6#
1...Bg2 2.Qh2 ~
3.Qxd6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Bh3 3.Qxd6#
2...Nxc5
3.Qxh8#
3.Ba5#
2...Nxh2 3.Bh4+
3...Qxh4 4.Ne6#
3...Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
2...Nh4 3.Qxd6#
2...Ne5 3.Qxh8#
2...Qd3
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Qxf7
3.Qxh8+
3...Qg8 4.Qxg8#
3...Qe8
4.Qxe8#
4.Ne6#
3...Qf8 4.Qxf8#
3.gxf7 ~
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...Bh3
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Nd4
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
4.Ba5#
3...Nxc5
4.Qxh8#
4.Ba5#
3...Nxh2 4.Ne6#
3...Nh4
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Ng5
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...Ne5
4.Qxh8#
4.Ne6#
3...Nd4
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...f4
4.Qxh8#
4.Ne6#
3...Rxh2
4.Ne6#
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh3
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rh4
4.Qxd6#
4.Ne6#
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh5
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rh6
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh7
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Re8
4.fxe8=Q#
4.fxe8=R#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rf8
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rg8
4.Ne6#
4.fxg8=Q#
4.fxg8=R#
4.Qxd6#
3.Qxd6+ Qd7
4.Rxd7#
4.Qxd7#
2...Qe6 3.Nxe6#
2...Qd5 3.Qxh8#
2...Qxc5
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Qh4
3.Ne6#
3.Qxd6#
2...Qf4
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Qe4 3.Qxd6#
2...Qd4
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...f4 3.Qxh8#
2...Rxh2
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh3
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rh4
3.Qxd6#
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh5
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rh6
3.Qxd6#
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh7
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Re8
3.fxe8=Q#
3.fxe8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rf8 3.Qxd6#
2...Rg8 3.Qxd6#
1...Bg4 2.Qh2 ~
3.Qxd6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Nxc5
3.Qxh8#
3.Ba5#
2...Nxh2 3.Bh4+ Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
2...Nh4 3.Qxd6#
2...Ne5 3.Qxh8#
2...Qd3
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Qxf7
3.Qxh8+
3...Qg8 4.Qxg8#
3...Qe8
4.Qxe8#
4.Ne6#
3...Qf8 4.Qxf8#
3.gxf7 ~
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...Nd4
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
4.Ba5#
3...Nxc5
4.Qxh8#
4.Ba5#
3...Nxh2 4.Ne6#
3...Nh4
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Ng5
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...Ne5
4.Qxh8#
4.Ne6#
3...Nd4
4.Qxd6#
4.Qxh8#
3...Bh3
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Bh5
4.Qxd6#
4.Ne6#
3...f4 4.Qxh8#
3...Rxh2
4.Ne6#
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh3
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rh4
4.Qxd6#
4.Ne6#
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh5
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rh6
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
3...Rh7
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Re8
4.fxe8=Q#
4.fxe8=R#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rf8
4.Ne6#
4.Qxd6#
3...Rg8
4.Ne6#
4.fxg8=Q#
4.fxg8=R#
4.Qxd6#
3.Qxd6+ Qd7
4.Rxd7#
4.Qxd7#
2...Qe6 3.Nxe6#
2...Qd5 3.Qxh8#
2...Qxc5
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Qf4
3.Qxh8#
3.Ne6#
2...Qe4 3.Qxd6#
2...Qd4
3.Ne6#
3.Qxh8#
2...Bh3 3.Qxd6#
2...Bh5 3.Qxd6#
2...f4 3.Qxh8#
2...Rxh2
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh3
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rh4
3.Qxd6#
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh5
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rh6
3.Qxd6#
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Rh7
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Re8
3.fxe8=Q#
3.fxe8=R#
3.Qxd6#
2...Rf8 3.Qxd6#
2...Rg8 3.Qxd6#
1...Qxf7 2.gxf7 ~ 3.Ne6#
2...Nd4 3.Ba5#
2...Nxc5 3.Ba5#
2...Ng5 3.Qxg5#
2...Nd4 3.Qg5#
2...f4 3.Bh4+
3...Nxh4 4.Qg5#
3...Ng5
4.Qxg5#
4.Bxg5#
3...Rxh4
4.f8=Q#
4.f8=R#
2...Rh6
3.f8=Q#
3.f8=R#
2...Re8
3.fxe8=Q#
3.fxe8=R#
1...Qe4 2.Bh4+
2...Nxh4 3.Qg5+ Qe7
4.Ne6#
4.Qxe7#
2...Ng5
3.Qxg5+ Qe7
4.Ne6#
4.Qxe7#
3.Bxg5+ Qe7
4.Ne6#
4.Bxe7#
2...Qe7
3.Ne6#
3.Bxe7#
2...Qxh4 3.Ne6#
2...Rxh4
3.f8=Q+ Qe8
4.Qxe8#
4.Ne6#
3.f8=R+ Qe8
4.Rxe8#
4.Ne6#

Date added: 2/8/2021

43

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn - Münchner Neueste Nachrichten, 13 Jan 1901)

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1.Ne3!
1...Kxb5 2.Bd3+ Ka4 3.Nc4
3...b5 4.Nc5#
3...Kb5 4.Nb2#
1...Ka3 2.Bd3
2...Ka2 3.Nc2 Kb1 4.Nb4#
2...Ka4 3.Nc4 Kxb5 4.Nb2#

Date added: 6/8/2021

44

Checkmate in 4 moves

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - 75 Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.Qb2! ~
2.Nxg6+
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6#
2...Bxg6 3.Nxd7+
3...Ke6 4.Rf6#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2.Re7+ Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Kxe7 4.Qf6#
2.Rf7 ~
3.Nxg6+ Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3.Nxg6+
3...Ke6
4.Rf6#
4.Rf6#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5
4.Nxg6#
4.Nxg6#
4.Re7#
4.Qf6#
2...gxf4
3.Nxg6+
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3.gxf4+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
2.Rf1
2...c4 3.Re1+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6 4.Qxd4#
2...Ke4 3.Qe2#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5 4.Re7#
2...Bf7
3.Nxf7+ Ke4 4.Qe2#
3.Re1+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6
4.Nxd7#
4.Rxf7#
2.Rf2
2...c4 3.Re2+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6 4.Qxd4#
2...Ke4 3.Qe2#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5 4.Re7#
2...Bf7
3.Nxf7+ Ke4 4.Qe2#
3.Re2+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6
4.Nxd7#
4.Rxf7#
2.Rf3
2...c4 3.Re3+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6 4.Qxd4#
2...Ke4 3.Qe2#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5 4.Re7#
2...Bf7
3.Nxf7+ Ke4 4.Qe2#
3.Re3+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6
4.Nxd7#
4.Rxf7#
1...c4
2.Nxg6+
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6#
2...Bxg6 3.Nxd7+
3...Ke6 4.Rf6#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2.Re7+ Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Kxe7 4.Qf6#
2.Rf7 ~
3.Nxg6+ Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3.Nxg6+
3...Ke6
4.Rf6#
4.Rf6#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5
4.Nxg6#
4.Nxg6#
4.Re7#
4.Qf6#
2...gxf4
3.Nxg6+
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3.gxf4+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
2.Rf7 ~
3.Nxg6+
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3.Re7+
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
3...Kf6 4.Qxd4#
2...c3 3.Nxg6+
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5 4.Re7#

2...Bxf7 3.Nxf7+
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kf6 4.Qxd4#
2.Rf6 ~ 3.Re7+ Kxf6
4.Nh7#
4.Qxd4#
2...Bf7
3.Nxf7+

3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kxf6 4.Qxd4#
3.Nxd7+ Ke4 4.Qe2#
2.Qxd4+ Kxd6 3.Qb6+ Ke5
4.Re7#
4.Qf6#
1...gxf4 2.Nxd7+
2...Ke6 3.g5+ Kxd6 4.Qb6#
2...Ke4 3.Qe2#
2...Kxd6 3.Qb6#
2...Bxd7 3.Nf7+
3...Ke6 4.g5#
3...Ke4 4.Qe2#
3...Kf6 4.g5#

Date added: 6/8/2021

45

Checkmate in 6 moves

(Arencibia,W (2539) vs Noritsyn,N (2354) - Empresa B Montreal CAN (5), 2006.08.12)

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1. Bf3+!
1. ... Kxf3 2. Qd3+
2. ... Kg4 3. Qe2+
3. ... Kh3 4. Qg2+
4. ... Kg4 5. h3+
5. ... Kh5 6. Qe2/f3#

Date added: 12/8/2021

46

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Aleksej Alekseevich Troickij - Новое время (Санкт-Петербург), 1895)

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1.g8=Q+!
1...Kxg8 2.Ke6 Kh8 3.Kf7 ~ 4.Bg7#
1...Kf6 2.Qe6#


Date added: 19/8/2021

47

Checkmate in 10 moves

(Philippe Stamma - Essai sur le Jeu des Echecs, 1737)

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1. Ba1 Kxa1
2. Kc2 b5
3. c6 b4
4. c7 b3+
5. Kxb3 Kb1
6. c8=Q a1=N+
7. Kc3 Nc2
8. Qf5 Ka2
9. Qxc2+ Ka3
10. Qb3#


Date added: 30/8/2021

48

(Composer)

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Date added: 28/6/2021