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# Find The Shortest Mate

How quickly can you find the shortest mate in this position?

Comments

No. 1-5

@niukniuk, 1. Ne4+ Nxh6+!! - take a look at Black Rook on f8. That’s why White King has to move away from the f-file to unpin White Knight. 1. Ke1!!!! (This move leads to a quick mate)

- Ke1!!!

a) 1...c1=Q+, 2. Qxc1! h1=Q+, 3. Bg1#!!! (discovered check and mate)

b) 1...h1=Q+, 2. Qxh1! c1=Q+, 3. Rd1#!!! (discovered check and mate).

- Ke1!!! (Holy Toledo!!! - unpinning White Knight)

a) 1...c1=Q+, 2. Qxc1! h1=Q+, 3. Bg1#!!! (discovered check and mate!!)

b) 1...h1=Q+, 2. Qxh1! c1=Q+, 3. Rd1#!!! (discovered check and mate!!)

1.Ne4+ Nxh6

2.Rd6#

or

1.Ne4+ Rf6

2.Qxf6#

Editor

Keep looking, Alena.

1.Rxf5 c1=R

2.Ng4+ Kxd7

3.Ne5+ Kd8

4.Rxf8#