The Russian grandmaster Chigorin was one of the most brilliant attacking players in the history of chess. Yet, even he had his moments where he slipped up. This position may very well be his most notorious oversight. He had sacrificed his queen for an attack on the White position; however, he missed a mate in five, using all checks, in this position. Can you find the mate he missed?
A mate in two composed by Will Dod back in 1939-40. It obviously all revolves around what you do about those knights.
George Koltanowski once reached this position in a simultaneous exhibition and announced a mate in eight. He later offered a prize for people who could do it in less moves. People found mates in five, six and seven moves, and he listed all the solvers in his book, Adventures of a Chess Master. However, he felt that it could be done in four moves and offered a book prize for that. I will list the name of anyone who can find a mate in four (or less!), but no book! BTW, I can’t find a mate in four either!