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On an empty board, how can you place a White king, two White, rooks, and a Black king so that White can give mate in 4 ways from that position?

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[FEN "8/8/8/8/8/8/2R5/k3K2R w K - 0 1"]

From this position, Kd2 Ke2 Kf2 and O-O deliver checkmate

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  • It is possible. But i can't figure it out. We need to think outside the box i think. I managed to do a situation where i can get 3 mates but from there i'm lost. Imagine this: black king on b8, white rooks an d7 and h8. White king on f8. So white can give mate in 3 ways with discovered check as the white king can go to e7,f7 or g7. And i think this is the catch. Not only rook moves deliver mate but olso king with discovered check. But i can't find a situation where you can give mate in 4 ways. What do you think about my idea? – dr.vlad lup Dec 5 '20 at 9:11
  • Yes, now I understand and I have it. Will deliver. – B.Swan Dec 5 '20 at 9:16
  • Of course. Forgot obout 0-0 :) see... it can be done. Wow... that's a neat puzzle – dr.vlad lup Dec 5 '20 at 9:22

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