Introducing Checkmate Armageddon: A Timed Chess Puzzle Mode to Save the World!

In this unique and engaging timed mode, you'll be tasked with solving as many checkmate in one puzzles as possible, sending demons back to the shadows with each victory. Are you ready to unleash your inner chess hero and put your checkmate pattern recognition to the test? Read on to learn more about Checkmate Armageddon and how it can enhance your chess experience!

What is Checkmate Armageddon?

In Checkmate Armageddon, each game is a race against time and a battle against darkness. The rules are simple, yet the stakes are high: with three lives and just two minutes on the clock, your mission is to score as many points as possible by solving checkmate in one puzzles. Be cautious, as failing to checkmate or running out of time will spell doom for the world and allow the demons to prevail. As you vanquish these dark forces and climb the leaderboard, you'll be honing your checkmating skills and pattern recognition, all while enjoying a fun and exhilarating gaming experience.


Watch a video with some background and a quick game.'s first timed mode

In traditional timed puzzles, players often feel rushed, causing them to play impulsively without properly verifying their moves.

In the world of chess, verifying a move is a crucial step in ensuring that you're making the best decision on the board. It involves carefully calculating the consequences of a potential move, especially when it comes to forcing variations. Additionally, verifying a move means considering other candidate moves before committing to your first instinct. By exploring multiple good moves, you can compare their potential outcomes and ultimately choose the best one in the current position. This process helps you to avoid impulsive decisions that could lead to unfavorable consequences.

Because almost all chess puzzles include forcing variations, a timed mode for chess puzzles always sounded like a bad idea to me. However, Checkmate Armageddon offers a unique twist. The focus is on checkmate in one puzzles, which reduces the amount of variations to calculate - you simply need to verify that your move results in checkmate. In this scenario, there's no need to search for a better move, making Checkmate Armageddon a fun and engaging way to practice checkmate pattern recognition and quick decision-making skills.

Learn Checkmate Patterns systematically with Puzzle Academy

Complement your Checkmate Armageddon experience with the Checkmate Patterns course, available exclusively in Puzzle Academy. This course offers a systematic approach to learning 32 checkmate patterns across several difficulty levels, allowing you to master these patterns and recognize possible checkmates with ease. By leveraging your brain's natural pattern matching abilities, you'll be able to spot checkmate opportunities almost instantly, without the need for conscious thought. Take advantage of the Checkmate Patterns course and unlock your full potential as you progress in your chess journey.

Try Checkmate Armageddon Today!

In conclusion, Checkmate Armageddon brings a fresh and exhilarating twist to chess puzzles, providing an exciting way to practice your checkmate pattern recognition skills while saving the world from impending doom. Don't miss out on this thrilling new game mode and get ready to unleash your inner chess hero as you strive for greatness on the leaderboard. Are you prepared to face the challenge and become a checkmate master? The fate of the world is in your hands! Try it out today and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Martin Bennedik

Founder of, International Correspondence Chess Master

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