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Think Checkmate!

  • Goal: White Moves Toward Checkmate (Medium)
  • Challenge: White can force a favorable exchange, but he can do better and force the mate. How can White mate in four moves?
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Chess Trivia
Up until the early 20th century, it was mandatory to announce a check. Up until the late 19th century, it was mandatory to say 'check to the queen' or 'gardez' when she was attacked. At one time, if the King and other piece were simultaneously attacked by a piece, it was customary to announce the fact by saying check to both pieces. Up until the early 19th century, an unnanounced check could be ignored. In 1969 in Tallinn, the Westerinen-Tal game had 38 checks in a row. (Source)
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