The One Minute Challenge

As well as the grading ladder, we have a set of challenges for you to complete.

With one minute each on the clock, deliver checkmate (or Queen the Pawn in No.5) against Dr.Dave or Mr.B!

You get one try per club night! Miss, and you have to wait a week. So, before you start, watch how it's done, and then practise.

1. Mate with two Queens (KQQ vs K)

2. Mate with two Rooks (KRR vs K)

3. Mate with one Queen (KQ vs K)

4. Mate with one Rook (KR vs K)

5. Queen your e-Pawn (Ke1Pe2 vs Ke8)

6. Mate with two Bishops (KBB vs K)

Here's how to do each of them: click [...] for a list

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZvVUoqdZZQJmxtcU9fG_6YA8yAS3K2xh

[Event "One-minute challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KQQ"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/4k3/8/8/8/3QKQ2 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "7"]

1. Qc4 Kf6 2. Qd6+ Kg7 (2... Kg5 3. Qcf4+ Kh5 4. Qdh6#) (2... Kf5 3. Qcf4#) 3.
Qcc7+ (3. Qg4+ Kf7 (3... Kh7 4. Qh2#) 4. Qgg6#) 3... Kg8 4. Qdd8# *

[Event "One minute challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KRR"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/4k3/8/8/8/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]

1. Rh4 Kf5 2. Ra5+ Kg6 3. Rb4 Kf6 4. Rb6+ Ke7 5. Ra7+ Kd8 6. Rb8# *

[Event "One minute challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KQ"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/4k3/8/8/8/3QK3 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1. Qa4 (1. Qd3 Kf4 2. Qe2 Kf5 3. Qe3 Kf6 4. Qe4 Kf7 5. Qe5 Kg6 6. Qf4 Kg7 7.
Qf5 Kg8 (7... Kh6 8. Qg4) 8. Qd7 Kf8 9. Kf2 Kg8 10. Kg3 Kf8 11. Kg4 Kg8 12. Kg5
Kf8 13. Kg6 Kg8 14. Qg7#) 1... Kd5 2. Kd2 Ke5 3. Kd3 Kf5 (3... Kd5) 4. Qe4+ Kf6
5. Kd4 Kg5 6. Ke5 Kh6 7. Qg2 (7. Kf6 Kh5 8. Qf4 $11) 7... Kh5 (7... Kh7 8. Kf6
Kh8 (8... Kh6 9. Qh3# (9. Qg6#)) 9. Qg7#) 8. Kf5 Kh6 9. Qg6# *

[Event "One minute challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KR"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/4k3/8/8/8/4K2R w K - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "27"]

1. Ke2 (1. Rh5+ Ke4 2. Rh4+ Kd5 3. Rh5+ Kd4 4. Rh4+ Ke5 5. Rh5+) 1... Kd5 2.
Kd3 Ke5 3. Rh4 Kd5 4. Rh5+ Kd6 5. Kd4 Kc6 6. Kc4 Kd6 7. Kd4 Kc6 8. Rg5 Kd6 (
8... Kb6 9. Kc4 Ka6 10. Kb4 Kb6 11. Rg6+ Kc7 12. Kc5 Kd7 13. Ra6 Ke7 14. Kd5
Kf7 15. Ke5 Kg7 16. Kf5 Kh7 17. Kg5 Kg7 18. Ra7+ Kf8 19. Kf6 Ke8 20. Rh7 Kf8 (
20... Kd8 21. Ke6 Kc8 22. Kd6 Kb8 23. Kc6 Ka8 24. Kb6 Kb8 25. Rh8#) 21. Rh8#)
9. Rg6+ Ke7 10. Ke5 Kf7 11. Ra6 Ke7 (11... Kg7 12. Kf5 Kh7 13. Kg5 Kg7 14. Ra7+
) 12. Ra7+ Kf8 (12... Kd8 13. Ke6 Kc8 14. Kd6 Kb8 15. Rh7 Kc8 16. Rg7 Kd8 (
16... Kb8 17. Kc6 Ka8 18. Kb6 Kb8 19. Rg8#) 17. Rg8#) 13. Ke6 Ke8 14. Ra8# *

[Event "One minute challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KP"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4k3/8/8/8/8/8/4P3/4K3 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "19"]

1. Kd2 (1. e4 Ke7 2. Ke2 Ke6 3. Ke3 Ke5 4. Kd3 Ke6 5. Kd4 Kd6 6. e5+ Ke6 7. Ke4
Ke7 8. Kd5 Kd7 9. e6+ Ke7 10. Ke5 Ke8 (10... Kd8 11. Kd6 Ke8 12. e7 Kf7 13. Kd7
) 11. Kd6 Kd8 12. e7+ Ke8 13. Ke6) 1... Ke7 2. Ke3 Ke6 3. Ke4 Kd6 4. Kf5 Ke7 5.
Ke5 Kf7 6. Kd6 Kf6 7. e4 Kf7 8. e5 Ke8 9. Ke6 Kd8 10. Kf7 *

[Event "One minute Challenge"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.09.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KBB"]
[Black "K"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/4k3/8/8/8/2B1KB2 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1. Bd3 Kd4 2. Kd2 Ke5 3. Ke3 Kd5 4. Bb2 (4. Ba3 Ke5 5. Be4 Ke6 6. Kf4 Kf6 7.
Bf5 Kf7 8. Kg5 Kg7 9. Bg6 Kg8 10. Kh6 Kh8 11. Bb1 Kg8 12. Ba2+ Kh8 13. Bb2#)
4... Kc5 5. Ke4 Kc6 6. Bc4 Kc5 7. Ba2 Kd6 8. Bd5 Kc5 9. Bd4+ Kb5 10. Kd3 Kb4
11. Bc4 Ka3 12. Bc3 Ka4 13. Kc2 Ka3 14. Bb5 Ka2 15. Bb4 Ka1 16. Bc6 (16. Bc4
$11) 16... Ka2 17. Bd5+ Ka1 18. Bc3# *

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