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Checkmates in 20 moves or less 
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Post Checkmates in 20 moves or less
I thought it would be a good idea to start a 20 move or less Checkmate thread.

It's entertaining and great for beginners.
(All participation is encouraged)

Here is my first entry.


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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Here is another one.
Rook sac to create a mating net.


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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
and another one...
I call this "Bloodless Victory". (no pieces captured)


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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Played at RedHotPawn.com Overlooked 14. .... Nxd2#



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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
This one is crappy, I doubt that a beginner will get much out of it.



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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Another version of the Fools mate.

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
How about stalemate in 20 moves or less(10 is the smallest possible)?

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Very cool thread, but I think it belongs in the General Discussion forum. It'll generate more discussion there.

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Fools mate.

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
I managed to come up with a couple

most of my 20 moves or less are resignations and virtually none are tough trapping checkmates - in both cases it's a queen+fianchtto'd bishop way out there that provides killer support all the way from the far end of the board - so that's probably why it worked - and my opponent usually blundered with a piece.

reading Logical Chess by irving Chernev, and he's got a lot of them too usually with kingside attacks that weaken the pawn structure and then tear it apart -

anyways - fianchetto'd bishop - dangerous weapon at lower levels - enjoy



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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Nice finish in the second game!

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
I just played this monster in 14 moves - sorta lucked out a bit - I knew Bxf7 would probably be good but had no idea how good - (was trying to relieve pressure that the Bishop/Queen could bring to bear kingside) -

it almost fell into my lap - thought I had it a move earlier but he still had Kd7 but then I saw it -

chalk up another one to KB's Scotch Gambit - (waiting for it to show up in Informant on a regular basis - LOL)


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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Weakness in accepting danish.

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Post Re: Checkmates in 20 moves or less
Played today at Redhotpawn - "Blitz"


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