Questions tagged [selfmate]

A selfmate is a chess problem in which one side, usually White, forces the the other side, usually Black, to checkmate them while the other side actively plays to avoid give checkmate. Please also tag [chess].

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Forced selfmate in n-moves [closed]

I assume most people on PSE know a bit of chess With white to move, this is checkmate (1. Qb7#): That's boring. Let's try something more interesting. With black to move, black can FORCE white to ...
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The Slaughterhouse

I made this problem with three Black pieces against the entire White army. I aptly named it "The Slaughterhouse" for a reason. It's Black to move and selfmate themselves in 17 moves. ...
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Tricky Tricky!-Can you find the secret?

Here's a selfmate problem that just might be baffle you! Thus, I name it "Tricky Tricky!" It's White to move and selfmate themselves in 8 moves. Can you find the secret? As always, no computers ...
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Down The Board-Selfmate In 10 Moves

Here's a miniature selfmate puzzle that I composed today. I just got an idea and I managed to successfully create it. I got the basic idea down to just 9 pieces, none of which are promoted. It's White ...
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Selfmate In How Few? #3-Unknown Limits

I dug up the below old position when going through a Google Docs document today. I know that it's supposed to be a somewhat winding, clearly dualed, selfmate. To be honest, I genuinely don't know the ...
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What is my lover's name?

I have a lover, I love her so She has a special name as we all do But I wish, from me to you, not to tell A secret kept is a secret kept well But if you truly want to know I shall soon reveal her ...
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A Humourous & Simple Selfmate In One

Here's simple and humourous chess puzzle that I created after a few non-consecutive hours. I had to prove the concept feasible while making it as economic as possible. White To Move, And Selfmate In ...
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All The King's Men-Selfmate In 14 Moves?

I call this "All The King's Men" because lots of White's pieces are needed in this selfmate. It was somewhat of an accident actually, but it is still a pretty position in my opinion. It's White to ...
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A Breeze Through

Here's a small problem for you all to breeze through tonight! It's White to move and selfmate themselves in 7 turns. Can you tell me what the special concept is that arises from this problem? As ...
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Selfmate In How Few? #1

Here's a new idea that I had. Instead of giving you the number of moves, you must find it yourself! Of course, the problems must be clear and concise. Now, let's get started! For the first one, here ...
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Footmen And Friends #2: Leapfrog

Seeing as the pilot episode was a major success, with an outstanding and correct response from one of our viewers, it’s time for Episode 2. Remember, we show puzzles with kings and pawns only! Those ...
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Selfmate In How Few? #2-Taking Flight

After my first one was solved so quickly, it's time for the next meal! It's another one that I created for the same mentioned site. Warning: this is a fairly long one, even with its simple strategy! ...
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Something Simple

A simple task: It’s White to move selfmate themselves in three moves. White pawns are moving up.
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