Thursday, April 29, 2010


Self-Mate is a very interesting concept wherein you force the opponent to mate your own King ! The perfect self-mate will have only one permissible move for the suicide.

A lot of brilliant problems have been composed based on this theme.
Check out a simple self-mate puzzle in the position shown in the Diagram: Black to move and self-mates in 2 moves.

1…… Qf7!
2. g6 Qf5!
3. g7 #

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