Today we present the list of **7 world’s most famous chess combinations**. You may ask why are these combinations are the most famous? Well, some of these games were played as early as in the **9 ^{th}** century. If we still study them today there is definitely something special about them.

White to move and mate in 3

White to move and mate in 5

White to move and mate in 5

White to move and mate in 5

White to move and mate in 5

White to move and mate in 7

White to move and mate in 7

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*Solutions:*

*#1. 1.Nh5+ Rxh5 2.Rxg6+ Kxg6 3.Re6# 1–0*

#2 1.Rh7+ Kg8 2.Nf6+ Kf8 3.e7+ Nxe7 4.Rf7+ Nxf7 5.Ne6# 1–0

#3 1.Qe6+ Kh8 2.Nf7+ Kg8 3.Nh6+ Kh8 4.Qg8+ Rxg8 5.Nf7# 1–0

#4 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Rh1+ Kg8 3.Rh8+ Kxh8 4.Qh1+ Kg8 5.Qh7# 1–0

#5 1. Qg8+ Kxg8 2. Ne7+ Kh8 3. Nf7+ Rxf7 4. Rc8+ Rf8 5. Rxf8# 1-0

#6 1.Bd8+ Ka7 2.Rxa6+ bxa6 3.Qd7+ Kb8 4.Qc7+ Ka8 5.Qc8+ Ka7 6.Bb6+ Kxb6 7.Qb8# 1–0

#7 1.Qf6+ Kh6 2.Qh4+ Kg7 3.Qd4+ Kg8 4.Qd5+ Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kh6 6.Rh5+ gxh5 7.Qf6# 1–0

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isn’t question 7 mate in 9?

1.Qf6+ Kh6 2.Qh4+ Kg7 3.Qd4+ Kg8 4.Qd5+ Kg7 5. Qe5+ Kg8 6.Qxb8+ Kg7 7.Qe5+ Kg8 8.Qe8+ Kg7 9.Qf8#

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[quote name=”issi”]#6 cant be solved. What if

1. Bd8+ Ka7

2. Rxa6+ and now Kb8! (not bxa6?)

and there will be no combination to mate the Black king[/quote]

Hi there, there is a mate in the line you’ve provided, but in 6 not in 7 :

1. Bd8+ Ka7 2. Rxa6+ Kb8 3. Qf4+ Qe5 4. Qxe5+ Rd6 5. Qxd6+ Kc8 6. Ra8# 1-0 😉

[quote name=”Ed Rogers”]Problem 5 appears to be a mate in 5, not 6 starting with 1.Qg8+. I think the solution listed for this problem is not correct as it starts with 1. Rh4 which is not a possible move.

Otherwise these are great problems.[/quote]

Hello Ed, you’re right this is mate in 5 problem, not mate in 6. I have changed the description and the solution. Thanks for you feedback!

#6 cant be solved. What if

1. Bd8+ Ka7

2. Rxa6+ and now Kb8! (not bxa6?)

and there will be no combination to mate the Black king

Problem 5 appears to be a mate in 5, not 6 starting with 1.Qg8+. I think the solution listed for this problem is not correct as it starts with 1. Rh4 which is not a possible move.

Otherwise these are great problems.

Sorry I only solved 3/7. Just an amateur.. Thanks

[quote name=”nitehawk005″]About time “the chessworld.com start providing us with pgn file for every quiz and problem they feature. you look at the quiz and say.. I am not gonna set up this position on my chess program. and move on regardless how tempting it is to solve.[/quote]

Hello my friend and thanks for your comment.

We’re providing the solutions in pgn for some problems. However, if we provide the problem itself in pgn format that would be too tempting for most players to shuffle pieces around instead of thinking and visualizing the variations.

The point of solving tactics is to train your tactical vision and ability that can be used in real games. 🙂

About time “the chessworld.com start providing us with pgn file for every quiz and problem they feature. you look at the quiz and say.. I am not gonna set up this position on my chess program. and move on regardless how tempting it is to solve.

solution 1: 1.Nh5+ Rxh5 2.Rxg6+ Kxg6 3.Re6#

I’m proud that I found all of them, especially Lolli. 🙂

But I have a different solution to number 6: First Bd8 and after Kh6 you play Rxa6. This is what I thought, because if you play Rxa6 first, the king can run to c7.

Greetings from The Netherlands.

#7 LOLLI was amazing…

Fantastic selection ! Thanks a lot !

roblem 1. 1.Nh5+ Rxh5 2.Rxg6+ Kxg6 3.Re6#

problem 2. 1.Rh7+ Kg8 2.Nf6+ Kf8 3.e7+ Nxe7 4.Rf7+ Nxf7 5.Ne6#

problem 3. 1.Qe6+ Kh8 2.Nf7+ Kg8 3.Nh6+ Kh8

4.Qg8+ Rxg8 5.Nf7#

problem 4. 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Rh1+ Kg8 3.Rh8+ Kxg8 4.Qh1+ Kg8 5.Qh7#

problem 5. 1.Qg8+ Kxg8 (1..Rxg8.2Nf7#) 2.Ne7+ Kh8 3.Nf7+ Rxf7 4.Rc8+ Rf8 5.Rf8#

problem6. 1.Rxa6+ bxa6(1…Kxa6 2.Qa5#) 2.Bd8+ Kb7 3. Qd7+ Kb8 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5.Qc8+ Ka7 6.Bb6+ Kxb6 7.Qb8#

problem 7. 1.Qe7+ Kh6(1…Kh8 2.Qe5+ Kg8 3.Qxb8+ Kh6 4.Qf8#) 2.Qh4+ Kg7 3.Qd4+ Kh6 (3…Kg8 4. Qd5 Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kg8 6.Qxc8+ Kg7 7.Qf8#)4.Qf4+ Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kh6 6.Rh5 gxh5 7.Qf6#

problem 1. 1.Nh5+ Rxh5 2.Rxg6+ Kxg6 3.Re6#

problem 2. 1.Rh7+ Kg8 2.Nf6+ Kf8 3.e7+ Nxe7 4.Rf7+ Nxf7 5.Ne6#

problem 3. 1.Qe6+ Kh8 2.Nf7+ Kg8 3.Nh6+ Kh8

4.Qg8+ Rxg8 5.Nf7#

problem 4. 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Rh1+ Kg8 3.Rh8+ Kxg8 4.Qh1+ Kg8 5.Qh7#

problem 5. 1.Qg8+ Kxg8 (1..Rxg8.2Nf7#) 2.Ne7+ Kh8 3.Nf7+ Rxf7 4.Rc8+ Rf8 5.Rf8#

problem6. 1.Rxa6+ bxa6(1…Kxa6 2.Qa5#) 2.Bd8+ Kb7 3. Qd7+ Kb8 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5.Qc8+ Ka7 6.Bb6+ Kxb6 7.Qb8#

problem 7. 1.Qe7+ Kh6(1…Kh8 2.Qe5+ Kg8 3.Qxb8+ Kh6 4.Qf8#) 2.Qh4+ Kg7 3.Qd4+ Kh6 (3…Kg8 4. Qd5 Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kg8 6.Qxc8+ Kg7 7.Qf8#)4.Qf4+ Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kh6 6.Rh5 gxh5 7.Qf6#