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Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:09 pm
by AdminX
Deflection at its finest, but when paired with another piece sac/deflection is simply a thing of art.

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Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:58 pm
by Dann Corbit
3q4/k1p2br1/1pQ5/p2pR3/P2P4/1P1B4/K1P5/8 w - -
Seems something must be wrong with the EPD string I made.
Chest finds no mate in 3,4,5,6 or 7

Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:45 pm
by syzygy
Re7, then Be8!! (well... it gains some moves)

Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 pm
by Dann Corbit
Looks like mate in 12
Re7 Be8 Rxe8 Qxe8 Qxe8 c5 Qe6 b5 Qxd5 bxa4 Be4 axb3+ Kxb3 Kb8 Qd8+ Ka7 Qa8+ Kb6 Qb8+ Ka6 Bd3+ c4+ Bxc4#

Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:24 pm
by AdminX
syzygy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Re7, then Be8!! (well... it gains some moves)
I stand corrected. :D

Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:52 pm
by Dann Corbit
A mate in 12 is more fun anyway

Re: Blast from the past, Mate in 3

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 am
by tpoppins
syzygy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Re7, then Be8!! (well... it gains some moves)
The ellipsis belongs before "Be8", which otherwise would be an illegal move. The "well" can do with a comma. ;)