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It was while playing at Yahoo! chess when I was dealing with a very hard position in which my oponent declared a mate in one move, one move was sufficient for me to find a forcing suite and to mate him. Since then, I looked for some positions in which one is facing a mate, but wins the match, that we can call "the counter-mate".
Adolf Anderssen, Lionnel Kiezeritsky, Aaron Nimzowitsch and Fritz Sämisch... Four players who have contributed to Chess Evolution during the two past centuries; they are showing two unforgettable matches that make the impossible... fantastic!
The first post is an article extracted from the Russian magazine "64", August 1998.
Anatolyj Macukewicz shows a very amazing mate, created by 2 knights, and where the king is choked by both the adverse cavalry and [What a shame! :-) ] his own army.
I should mention, that using Fritz, I've discovered some errors done by players and/or Anatolyj in his analysis. That's not important: the writer's humour and watching the final (artistic) position may compensate these mistakes.
My principal challenge was the language: I haven't studied Russian seriously: I just have an idea about vocabulary and grammar; I'm glad I could translate the article in "only" 7 hours.
Waiting for your comments.