White to play and checkmate

Problems 001 to 012

1

Checkmate in 5 moves

(Otto B. Wurzburg - The Pittsburgh Gazette Times, 3 Jun 1917)

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1. Rb7 - Ka5

2. Ka7 - Ka4

3. Ka6 - h4

4. a3 - h3

5. Rb4#


Date added: 9/3/2020

2

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Aleksandr Vasilyevich Galickij- La Stratégie, Dec 1900)

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  1. h3 - gxh4+

  2. Kf4 - g5+

  3. Kf5 - g4

  4. hxg4#


Date added: 9/3/2020

3

Checkmate in 4 moves ***

(Valenti Marin i Llovet - Deutscher Schachbund Hamburg, 3rd Prize, 1910)

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  1. Qd5 - Nf7

  2. Qh1 - Ne5

  3. Rg3+ - hxg3

  4. h4#


Date added: 4/1/2021

4

Checkmate in 4 moves **

(Wilhelm Karl Heinrich Massmann - Die Schwalbe, 1942-1943 1st Prize, 52th TT, Feb 1943)

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  1. Nd8 - Rd6

  2. Bc3 - Rxc6

  3. Nb7 - Rd6

  4. Nxd6#


Date added: 4/1/2021

5

Checkmate in 4 moves

(R. Dillmann - Frankfurter General-Anzeiger, 24 Apr 1937)

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  1. Qg7 - Ng5

  2. Qd4+ - Ne4

  3. Qg1 - Nf6

  4. Qg3#


Date added: 9/1/2021

6

Checkmate in 4 moves

(Samuel Loyd - Detroit Free Press, Centennial Tourney, 4 Feb 1877)

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  1. Qh8 - Rb4

  2. Κc2+ - d4

  3. Qa8+ - Ra4

  4. Qxa4#


Date added: 18/1/2021

7

Checkmate in 4 moves

(William Anthony Shinkman - The Corsair, 29 Feb 1904)

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  1. Ka8 - Kd8

  2. e7+ - Kc7

  3. e8=B - Kd8

  4. Ne6#


Date added: 18/1/2021


8

Checkmate in 4 moves

(2021)

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  1. Qc3 - Qe1

  2. Rxe1 - Kf2

  3. Rb1 - Bc4

  4. Qe1#


Date added: 22/1/2021

9

Checkmate in 5 moves

(Andre Cheron - Feuille d'Avis de Lausanne, 1934)

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1. Bc5 - Be3

2. Bxe3 - c5

3. Kb6 - c4

4. Bc5 - c3

5. Bd6#


Date added: 26/1/2021

10

Checkmate in 5 moves

(Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov - Ideal-Mate Review, 2004)

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1. Kd4 - c3

2. Kxc3 - Ka4

3. Kc4 - b5+

4. Kc5 - b4

5. Bxb4#


Date added: 26/1/2021

11

Checkmate in 5 moves

(Alois Johandl - Deutsche Schachblätter Comm., Dec 1966)

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1. Ka1 - Rc8

2. Nc7+ - Kb8

3. Nxd5+ - Rc7

4. Qxc7 - Ka8

5. Nxb6#


Date added: 3/2/2021

12

Checkmate in 4 moves

(P. A. Orlimont - Münchner Zeitung, 1931)

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1. Rb7 - Nxb7

2. Rd5 - Nc5

3. Rxc5 - Kxh2

4. Rh5#


Date added: 4/2/2021