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David Paulowich wrote on Tue, May 30, 2023 05:22 PM UTC:

King, Knight and Bishop can checkmate a lone King in 33 moves or less. King, Knight and FAD can checkmate a lone King in 23 moves or less - according to the Checkmating Applet. A War Elephant should perform almost as well as a FAD when the board is nearly empty. Incidentally, this may be the last remaining page with the Elephant from an older version of "Galactic Graphics".

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1. Kf3 Ke1 2. Nc2+ Kf1 3. Ne3+ Kg1 4. Kg3 Kh1 5. Kh3 Kg1 6. WEd2 Kh1

7. Nf5 Kg1 8. WEe3+ Kh1 (or Kf1) 9. Ng3 mate - note that the lone King is in the "wrong corner", but the Knight and War Elephant still manage to checkmate. What if we played this endgame using Alice Chess rules? While move 8 is not actually a check, the game still ends in checkmate, with the pieces back on the original board (except for the White King).


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