|(1) Posted by James Malcom [Monday, Jan 25, 2021 22:59]|
Most mates by a promoted queen in a #2?
I know that every piece has had its maximum amount of mates shown, aka Q12, R14, B13, S8, P6, & K6. But what of a promoted queen? The interest lay in that since the key move must be a promotion, the new queen is right away restricted in its range. Discovered checks aren't allowed, namely because Petrovic's #2 does it.
I've managed 8 different mates using zugzwang.
(= 7+9 )
|(2) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 11:41]|
For about ten minutes you made me feel old. You are constantly keeping me off finishing my master thesis, y'know :-)
(= 10+8 )
P.S. 9*#, but a 10th unthematic after Qe5. You can insist on
no "additional" mates, in which case this attempt doesn't count.
P.P.S. No finds in the Albrecht up to now.
|(3) Posted by James Malcom [Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 18:00]|
Good job Hauke. I knew you had it in you to overtake mine. :) Your QvQ dual adds extra thematic content.
And extra mates are perfectly fine. As long there are no mating duals by the queen! (Of which you have none.)
|(4) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 20:32]|
Well, I think you can manage 10 (11 are possible by the matrix) if you study all the tricks of the classic Queen cross (~80 problems in the Albrecht). I'm a bit too lazy now :-) (At the moment the [electronic] annual general meeting of the Hamburg Sport Foundation runs, and surely goes another two boring^W highly fascinating hours, so maybe I multitask a bit :-)
Clearly, a lighter piece can only have 2 mates, if no batteries are allowed. Thus I did also B and S...at the same time (2 solutions :-)
(= 6+1 )
SON OF EDIT:
Anyone with a more economical version?
(= 5+4 )
GRANDSON OF EDIT:
Aw cmon, the following position I composed sleeping ;P
(= 3+2 )
|(5) Posted by James Malcom [Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 15:42]|
For Hauke, here a lighter version in which the 10th unthematic mate is by a queen. ;)
Me After Hauke, #2
(= 8+8 )
|(6) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 18:26]|
With Nc3, +sPa6 instead of Pb4 you get another unthematic Q mate ;-)
|(7) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 19:11]|
(= 4+3 )
1.fxg8B! (What? It's a task :-) ~/Se6/Sf7 2.Bd5/Bxe6/Bxf7
*Three* mates by a promoted B.
|(8) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Friday, Feb 25, 2022 10:42]|
Just for the record (I'm anally retentive when it comes to priority),
the Grandson of Edit of course has been done already (by Hultberg):
|(9) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 16:36]|
All four mates by a promoted knight!
One pays with other blemishes, though:
(= 11+9 )
HR, #2, Augsburger Allgemeine 12.3.2002
|(10) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 20:57]|
Another find, adding a Q promo to the above B-S-combo
(the combo itself, of course, is also already anticipated):
Michail Gorislawski, Schach 10/1971
(= 6+1 )
2# (a: Dia, b: b7->a6, c: b7->e2)
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