Step by Step: Mate #65
By Mark Donlan
Step by Step: Mate is designed to test and improve your visualization skills. The premise is simple, try solving for mate from the first diagram. For best results, set the position up on the board and think for as long as you need without moving the pieces. If you are unable to solve for mate, refer to the diagrams below in which you can solve Step by Step for mate in one, mate in two, etc. Also, be sure to subscribe to our Daily Chess Puzzle email.
You can also print out this page and use it as a workbook exercise in a classroom setting. Spaces are provided for answers to be written; occasionally there will be positions that allow for two similar moves from the defender.
Solve for White to Mate
White Mates in one
White Mates in two
White Mates in three
White Mates in four
Horvath,Cs (2530) – Seres,L (2450)
HUN-ch Budapest (3), 1996
King’s indian Averbakh [E73]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Na6 7.h4 e5 8.d5 c6 9.h5 h6 10.Be3 g5 11.f3 Bd7 12.g4 Qb8 13.Nh3 Rc8 14.Nf2 Bf8 15.Qd2 Be7 16.0-0 Bd8 17.a3 Nc5 18.Qc2 Bb6 19.Rad1 Kg7 20.Kg2 Ncxe4 21.Nfxe4 Bxe3 22.dxc6 bxc6 23.Rxd6 Be6 24.Rxe6 fxe6 25.Nxf6 Kxf6 26.Qh7 e4 27.Nxe4+ Ke5 28.Qg7+ Kf4 29.Qf6# 1-0
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