(related to Problem: Thirty-six Mates)

Place the remaining eight White pieces thus: K at KB 4th, Q at QKt 6th, R at Q 6th, R at KKt 7th, B at Q 5th, B at KR 8th, Kt at QR 5th, and Kt at QB 5th. The following mates can then be given:—

By discovery from Q 8
By discovery from R at Q 6th 13
By discovery from B at R 8th 11
Given by Kt at R 5th 2
Given by pawns 2
_>. Total _>. 36

Is it possible to construct a position in which more than thirty-six different mates on the move can be given? So far as I know, nobody has yet beaten my arrangement.

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