These chess composition require 8, 11 and 12 moves to deliver the checkmate. Of course, it’s more difficult to find solutions for multi-move problems, but these are not ‘impossible’.
I believe, that every chess player that understands notation and can use it in his own games is capable of solving these compositions in a reasonable amount of time.
I want to ask each and every chess player who is reading this right now, to set aside a few minutes of your time and to challenge yourself with these compositions!
1.Y.Shinkman, 1887: White to move and mate in 8
2. V. Speckmann, 1951: White to move and mate in 11
3. B. Barret, 1874: White to move and mate in 12
If you have difficulties solving it, read our how to solve tactics problems guide
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