[Retros] Pawn to-the-7th rank mates

Hirokaz ONODA glkoon at yahoo.co.jp
Thu Nov 2 02:36:41 EST 2006


How about this classification?
(I'm not sure about the credits.)

Category A:
b7#/...b2# etc., mate by pawn itself

Seen before.

Category B:
b7#/...b2# etc., discovered checkmate

1.d4 e5 2.Bd2 exd4 3.Bb4 Bxb4+ 4.c3 dxc3 5.Qd6 cxd6 6.Na3
c2# (Hirokaz Onoda)
1.e4 g5 2.Qh5 g4 3.Nh3 gxh3 4.g4 Bg7 5.g5 Be5 6.g6 f6
7.g7# (Noam Elkies)
There are only 2 games for now?

Category C:
bxc7#/...bxc2# etc., mate by pawn itself

1.e3 d6 2.Ba6 b5 3.Bxc8 Nd7 4.Bb7 Qb8 5.Bc6 Qb6 6.a4 O-O-O
7.a5 Kb8 8.axb6 Rc8 9.bxa7# (Hirokaz Onoda)
1.d3 a5 2.Bh6 a4 3.Bxg7 a3 4.Bh6 Bg7 5.Kd2 Bc3 6.Kc1 axb2#
(Hirokaz Onoda)
1.d4 e6 2.d5 Qe7 3.d6 Kd8 4.Qd5 Qe8 5.Qc6 Ne7 6.dxc7#
(Hirokaz Onoda)
1.e4 d6 2.e5 Bh3 3.Qg4 Bxg2 4.Qc8 Nd7 5.e6 Rb8 6.exd7#
(Hirokaz Onoda)
1.e4 c5 2.e5 c4 3.e6 c3 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.exf7# (Norbert
Geissler, 1996)
1.h4 g5 2.hxg5 f5 3.Rxh7 Nh6 4.g6 Nf7 5.gxf7# (Who? I'm
1.e3 h5 2.Ba6 h4 3.Bxb7 h3 4.Ba6 Bb7 5.Kf1 Bf3 6.Qe1 hxg2#
(Hirokaz Onoda)

Category D:
bxc7#/...bxc2# etc., double checkmate
No games for now?

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