Choose an epaulette mate

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From: Determine the Endgame

Let the opposing King be trapped between his own allies. Win for (player colour).

Game Instructions: Winning will always gain the Epaulette Mate. You will also gain Well-Placed Pawns depending on how far ahead of your opponent you are and your level of A Player of Chess.

Unlocked with Position on the Board: Distance ahead ( Positional Advantages > Strategic Weaknesses)

Challenge information

Narrow, A Player of Chess 6 (50% base)

  • 2 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 3 - high-risk (20%)
  • 4 - high-risk (30%)
  • 5 - tough (40%)
  • 6 - very chancy (50%)
  • 7 - chancy (60%)
  • 8 - modest (70%)
  • 9 - very modest (80%)
  • 10 - low-risk (90%)
  • 11 and above - straightforward (100%)


Difficult to arrange

This ending requires two things: care on your part, and folly on the part of your opponent. The enemy King […] he's let himself be boxed in, by those he thought were his allies. In any case, they are now in the way of his escape.

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Well-Placed Pawn multiplier0.2370.3790.5960.9121.3451.8882.53.1123.6554.0884.4044.6214.7634.8534.914.9454.9674.984.988


Wait, wait

You've misunderstood which of you was which. You're the trapped King. Your advisors, your friends, your ministers: they've been plotting against you! Questioning the need for a monarchy. Building a new parliament, just beyond your line of sight.