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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
The Queen was originally called "mantri" meaning minister or counsellor. She could only move to one adjacent diagonal square. When chess came to Europe, the Queen could leap three squares. By 1475 the Queen obtained its present power of moving along the ranks and files or diagonals. Early rules in some countries did not allow a promotion of a pawn to a second queen on the board because that was thought of as promoting bigamy and not allowed. (Source)
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