Wednesday Workout: More World Youth Mates

Last week we challenged CLO readers to solve some mates in ones and twos from the 2019 World Youth Championships. This week we ratchet up the difficulty. Can you solve these mates in threes? A mate in five? How about a mate in seven? Without further ado... Mates in three
Mate in five
Mate in seven!

Answers (1) Abinandhan,R (1830) - Pranav,V (2308) [C96] World Youth Open U14 (1.10), 02.10.2019 79.Qh7+ Kxe5 80.Qe7+ Kf5 [80...Be6 81.Qxe6#] 81.Rf6# [81.Qe6#] 1–0 (2) Divya,Deshmukh (2358) - Agrawal,Aanya (1417) [B18] World Youth Girls U14 (5.11), 05.10.2019 17.Qg4+ [17.Qg3+ is similar] 17...Bg6 [17...Kh8 18.Qg7#] 18.Qxg6+ Kh8 19.Qg7# 1–0 (3) Bykov,Oleg (2370) - Theekshana,H G Denuwan (1886) [A41] World Youth Open U18 (7.15), 07.10.2019 30.Qh7+ Kf8 31.Ba3+ Re7 [31...Qd6 32.Qxf7#; 31...Qe7 32.Qxf7#] 32.Qxf7# 1–0 (4) Urh,Zala (2105) - Sowa,Wiktoria (2016) [D86] World Youth Girls U18 (7.13), 07.10.2019 36.Re7+ Kf8 [36...Kg8 37.Qc8+ (37.Re8+ Kf7 38.Qf8# (38.Qe7#) ) 37...Rd8 38.Qxd8#] 37.Rd7+ Kg8 [37...Rd6 38.Qc8#; 37...Ke8 38.Qe7# (38.Qc8#) ] 38.Qc8# 1–0 (5) Suleymanli,Aydin (2426) - Srihari,L R (2283) [A04] World Youth Open U14 (5.1), 05.10.2019 32.Rf8+ Kg7 33.Rg8+ Kxg8 34.Qf8# 1–0 (6) Ayush,Sharma (1939) - Laux,Dominik (2015) [B13] World Youth Open U14 (9.12), 10.10.2019 28...Qe3+ 29.Kh1 [29.Kf1 Qf2#; 29.Kh2 is similar to the game, i.e. 29...g3+ 30.Kh1 Nf2+ 31.Kg1 Nd1+ 32.Kh1 (32.Kf1 Qf2#) 32...Qe1#] 29...Nf2+ 30.Kh2 g3+ 31.Kg1 Nd1+ 32.Kh1 Qe1# 0–1 (7) Shuvalova,Polina (2412) - Afonasieva,Anna (2312) [B92] World Youth Girls U18 Renaissance Hotel and Convent (7.1), 07.10.2019 31.Rxg7 Bxg7 [31...Bh4 32.Rxh7+ Kxh7 33.f6+ Kh8 34.Qxh4+ Nh6 35.Qxh6#] 32.Qxh7+ Kxh7 33.f6+ Kh6 [33...Kh8 34.fxg7#] 34.Be3+ Kh5 35.Bf3+ Kh4 36.Bf2+ Afonasieva resigned here, but for completeness sake, the mate runs 36...Kh3 37.Bg4# 1–0 36.Kh2 also mates, i.e. 36...Nxf6 37.Bf2# (37.Bg5#) ; while 36.Bg5+ Kh3 37.Bg4# is a variation on the same theme.

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