Would anyone like to share some weird mates they've had?
one time i did the checkmate with the knight and i started screaming like a baby beacause i had just sacrificed the queen. and then i released a lot of dopamine and it appered like i was on drugs. so what happened?? my mum sent me to a reabilitation hospital thinking that i was on drugs and for this reason i started playing snooker. hope you understand the message!! bye!!
BTW, achja’s example is also a perfect mate, that is, for each hypothetical king move there is exactly one reason it isn’t possible.
Start playing crazyhouse and you'll be spotting, and making, the weirdest checkmating sequences. 3 minor pieces are worth a king extraction to g4. The smothered mate is delivered in like one in ten games.
Random example : lichess.org/gpwCieM0
Notice in particular how good is @e6.
A mate in 20 that Stockfish found while I was analyzing a crazyhouse game for someone: lichess.org/study/9Cxt7TMn
Note how almost all of white's pieces, including the ones he captures, participate in setting up the mate: only the two rooks on a1 and f1, the king, and the pawns on c2 and g2 are idle. The knight's journey from h8 to a3 is also very nice.
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