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  3. How many checkmates can you find in this impossible (but hilarious) position?

Using a timer, record your time to see how many checkmates you can find in one minute!

lichess.org/editor/4k3/PPP1B1PP/3PKP2/6Q1/2Q1B3/8/8/8_w_-_-
This position was created by me

I found 19 in 40 seconds. Was that it?

yep! The purpose was to improve your eyesight coordination in the board so that you do not blunder something (like a queen)

q: is it white to move.

yes

got 14 in 50 sec

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Ng8 4. Nxf7 Nf6
5. Nxd8 Ng8 6. Nxb7 Nf6 7. Nd6+ Kd8 8. Nxc8 Ng8
9. Nxa7 Nf6 10. e5 Rxa7 11. exf6 Ra4 12. d4 Ra3
13. fxg7 Kc8 14. gxf8=Q+ Kb7 15. Qf5 Rd3 16. Qg5 Rf8
17. Qf3+ Ka7 18. Qfd5 Rd1+ 19. Ke2 Na6 20. Be3 Rxb1
21. Bf4 Rxa1 22. Bxc7 Nc5 23. g4 Rf3 24. Bg2 Rxh1
25. Bd6 Kb6 26. Be7 Kc7 27. a4 Rd3 28. Be4 h5
29. Qxh5 Rg1 30. g5 Rh1 31. g6 Rg1 32. g7 Rh1
33. Qhg5 Rg1 34. h4 Rh1 35. h5 Rg1 36. h6 Rh1
37. h7 Rg1 38. f4 Rh1 39. f5 Rg1 40. f6 d6
41. b4 Kc8 42. Qxd6 Rf1 43. a5 Rg1 44. a6 Rf1
45. a7 Rg1 46. b5 Rf1 47. b6 Rg1 48. Qdd5 Rf1
49. Qc4 Kd7 50. b7 Ke8 51. Qxd3 Na4 52. c4 Nc3+
53. Kxf1 Na4 54. c5 Nc3 55. c6 Na4 56. c7 Nc3
57. d5 Na4 58. d6 Nc3 59. Qc4 Na4 60. Ke2 Nc5
61. Ke3 Na4 62. Kd4 Nc5 63. Ke5 Ne6 64. Kxe6

Hooray! Sadly, black to move :(

Well, i only found 14.

Actually I found 20 in probably about half a minute. First 19 were quite obvious, the last one took some while^^

i found 20