Chess Endgames – Staircase checkmates

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Problems (FEN Notation):
1. 8/8/8/8/8/2k5/Q7/1Q4K1 w – – 0 1 (4 moves)
2. 8/8/8/8/3k4/1R6/2Q5/K7 w – – 0 1 (5 moves)
3. 8/5k2/8/8/8/1R6/2R5/5K2 w – – 0 1 (3 moves)

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  1. simple but beautiful, it's actually forced mate in 7 moves which would be insanely hard to calculate but just knowing that such a pattern is possible in this endgame allow player to apply it without calculation, very interesting video for beginners, wish I knew that couple of years back, thanks 🙂

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