Definitions

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  • n. A chess problem in which the white player, moving first, must force the black player to deliver checkmate within a specified number of moves.

Etymologies

self +‎ mate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As an easier example of a selfmate, here is the first of those used at Sunningdale:

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  • a selfmate in six by Gamnitzer, defeated all but two of the 55 solvers, so I will not ask you to solve it here.

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