Most Unusual Mate in 2: 16 Different Checkmates in One Problem

Yury Markushin
Category: Problems

Today we present one of the longest mates in 2 ever. You see, a normal mate in two is… two moves. This mate in 2 involves 32 moves. How is that possible?

You’ll need to find a mate in 2 on each file and rank individually. Therefore, you need to solve 16 separate mate in 2 problems.

Challenge yourself and share you solutions!


J. Spencer “St. Paul Dispatch”, 1906

most unusual mate in 2

White to move and mate in 2 on each file and rank

Here is an example:

mate in 2 explain

Give it a try!


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Updated 04.07.2023