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Subject: Re: Forced mate so solve...

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 23:11:13 02/05/01

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On February 05, 2001 at 17:41:58, Paul wrote:

>On February 05, 2001 at 17:04:04, leonid wrote:
>
>>On February 05, 2001 at 09:15:52, Paul wrote:
>>
>>>I've been looking through the archives a bit, and came across this mate that Dr.
>>>Dann posted a long time ago, it's not too easy, but not too difficult either for
>>>top programs (but mine has a hard time finding it :) ...
>>>
>>>[D]2r3k1/5ppp/7r/Q7/3P1p2/1N3Pnq/PP3K1P/R5R1 b - -
>>>
>>>J'espère que ce te plais (my French isn't what it used to be, ha!) ...
>>
>>Thanks, Paul! But say me, for the sake of precaution, in how many moves it is
>>expected mate in your position? Mine, for now, can't see more that 13 moves
>>ahead.
>
>There is a mate in 9 possible ... but my program found a mate in 11.
>This is the line so you can check later:
>
>Ne4+ fxe4 Qe3+ Kf1 Rxh2 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qe5+

5.Qe5+ is not the best move when the mate from the original position is only
mate in 10

5.Qg5+ Kf8 6.Qg2 Rxg2 7.Kxg2 Rc2+ 8.Nd2 Rxd2+ 9.Kh1 Qxe4+ 10.Kg1 Qg2#

Uri



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