Here are some chess puzzles with double digit mates.

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a)
White Mates in 10. Daniel Harrwitz vs Allies, Brighton, 1848
r1bnk2N/pppqn2Q/6p1/3N4/2B1P3/8/P4PPP/b1B2RK1 w q - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Bf7+ Nxf7 Qxf7+ Kd8 Qf8+ Qe8 Rd1+ Nd5 ]

b)
White Mates in 10. Morphy vs Jules De Riviere, Paris, 1858
[ Rxd4 Bxd4 Qb1+ Qf5 Nh4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Steinitz vs J Robey, London, 1862
5k2/b1p3pp/p2pQp2/1q2pP2/1n2P3/2PP3P/6P1/3B3K w - - 0 1
[ Bh5 g6 fxg6 Qe8 Qxf6+ Kg8 gxh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Emanuel Lasker vs Eduardo Vasquez, Havana, 1893
[ Qh3 ]

e)
White Mates in 10. Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, 1898
[ Qxe7+ w/Rxg6 ]

Double Digit Mates, Part II.
a)
White Mates in 10. Alekhine vs F Segovia, Buenos Aires, 1926
[ Qxe6 ]

b)
White Mates in 10. Capablanca vs Barroso, Sao Paulo, 1927
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Portisch vs Laszlo Navarovszky, Budapest, 1959
7r/2Bnkp2/R2Np3/2p1P2p/5P2/3B4/1P4rP/3n3K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ exf5 Bd6+ Kd8 Ra8+ Nb8 Bb5 ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Spassky vs Stefan Witkowski, Riga, 1959
[ Rxe4+ Be6 Qxh8+ Kd7 Qd4+ Ke8 Qf6 ]

e)
White Mates in 10. Geller vs Helmuth Luik, Leningrad, 1962
[ Qxh7+ ]



Double Digit Mates, Part III.
a)
White Mates in 10. Tal vs Robert Wade, Tallinn, 1971
[ Bxe6 Qxe6 Qg6+ Kh8 Rc7 ]

b)
White Mates in 10. Kasparov vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Brussels blitz, 1987
3r1rbk/pp1nNpb1/3Q4/q3P1Np/6pP/6B1/1P1R2P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Judit Polgar vs Nunez Garcia, Guarapuava, 1991
2r4k/1q1rb1p1/p2p2Qp/1p1R3R/4Np2/1PP5/P5PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rdg5 Bxg5 Nxg5 Qxg2+ Kxg2 f3+ Kf1 Kg8 Qh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Hellers vs Miso Cebalo, Herning, 1991
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Rh3 h6 Rxh6+ gxh6 Nxe8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 10. Claudia Amura vs Joara Chaves, Brasilia, 1993
8/5pk1/2R1r2p/5R2/3PQ1P1/1q3PK1/r7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf6 Qxh6+ Ke7 Qg7+ ]

f)
White Mates in 10. Nenad Doric vs Danijel Buric, Zadar, 1995
r1bqkb1r/ppp4p/2n2nN1/7Q/2BPp3/8/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bf7+ if Kxf7 Ne5+ or if Kd7 Qh3+ Kd6 Bf4+ ]



Double Digit Mates, Part IV.
a)
White Mates in 10. Xie vs Mark Taimanov, Roquebrune, 1998
r3kr2/1b1p1p2/p2Rp2p/1p2Pp1B/2q2P1Q/6RP/P5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Rxf7 Rg8+ Rf8 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Rxd7 ]

b)
White Mates in 10. Roiz vs Alexander Cherniaev, London, 1999
r4rk1/pbq2pp1/5n1p/5N2/2PQ4/5pP1/PPB3P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6+ gxh6 (if Kh8 Ng4+) Qxf6 ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Schiller vs Sergio Giardelli, Internet, 2003
[ Qc3 Qxh2+ Kxh2 Bd6+ Kg1 Kf8 Qh8+ Ke7 Bf6+ Kd7 Qxd8+ Kc6 Qc8+ Bc7 Qe8+ Kb7 Bd5+ Ka6 Qa4# ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Nakamura vs Torio Arias, Internet, 2003
[ a6 if Rxf7 or Bxb7 a7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 10. Short vs Christopher Lutz, Budapest, 2003
3b1kr1/3p1p1R/q1rP4/3R2P1/4QP2/PK6/1P6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxf7 Qf5+ Kg7 Qxd7+ ]

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Double Digit Mates, Part V.
a)
White Mates in 10. V Kramnik vs P Leko, Bissago CWCC, 2004
[ Rc7 ]

b)
Black Mates in 10. Petr Palachev vs Vadim Moiseenko, Dagomys, 2004
r2q2k1/1p3ppp/p7/3prb2/4nP2/1P1B4/P2N2PP/R2QR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 10. M Tissir vs J Ocana Roca, Gibraltar, 2005
[ Rxh6 ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Rowson vs Stewart Haslinger, England, 2006
r3r2R/1b2k3/pn2N3/3pN3/1b1P4/8/PP3P2/2RK1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7+ if Kd6 Nf7+ Kxe6 Rh6+ Kf5 Bh3+ ]

Double Digit Mates, Part VI.
a)
White Mates in 11. Jonathan Penrose vs Alan Phillips, Hastings, 1950
[ Rc7+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 11. Theodore Van Scheltinga vs Toran, Beverwijk, 1953
6k1/pp1b1p2/3p2pp/3Pr2r/1P2Pp2/1N1BbPqP/P1R1R1P1/4Q2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxf3+ Rg2 Bxh3 Qh4 Rh5 ]

c)
Black Mates in 11. Zbigniew Doda vs Fischer, Havana, 1965
6rk/6q1/p2pP1rp/5R2/2P5/1P5Q/P2n1RBP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa1+ ]

d)
White Mates in 11. Portisch vs Yasser Seirawan, Mar del Plata, 1982
r3q3/kp1nb1R1/p1p2r2/Q1P2P1p/2B1p1pP/4B1P1/PP3P2/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Qb6+ Kb8 Rg8+ Bd8 Rxd8+ Qxd8 Qxd8+ Ka7 Qb6+ w/Bd2 ]

e)
Black Mates in 11. Anatoli Jemeljanov vs Valery Golubenko, Kohtla-Jarve, 1985
2r2r2/pp2Rpk1/1q6/3B2p1/2p2P2/2Nb2P1/PP6/R2Q3K b - - 0 21
[ ]

f)
Black Mates in 11. Jana Airapetjan vs Valentina Golubenko, Tallinn, 2004
2rr2k1/p4pnp/1p2pQpB/4N3/3q1PP1/8/P5KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2+ Kh3 Qe3+ Kh4 Rxh2+ Kg5 Rh5+ gxh5 Qg3+ Ng4 Rd5+ ]

Double Digit Mates, Part VII.
a)
White Mates in 11. Hellers vs Jonny Hector, Naestved, 1988
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Rxh6+ Kg8 Qe6+ Kf8 Qxf5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 11. Kamsky vs Eric Prie, Val Thorens, 1989
[ Rxg6 ]

c)
Black Mates in 11. Vadim Malkhatko vs Volokitin, Kharkiv UKR-CH, 2004
[ ...Rh1+ w/...Qxf1+ ...Rh8+ ...Qe1+ & Rg8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 11. P Wells vs A Jasim, Gibraltar, 2005
[ Rh7 ]

e)
Black Mates in 11. Levon Aronian vs Radjabov, Monte Carlo (active), 2007
3bk2r/p2n1pp1/2Q1pn2/7p/3P4/1B1qP2P/P3rPP1/R2N2KR b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Kh2 Ng4+ hxg4 Rxh1+ Kxh1 Qf1+ Kh2 hxg4+ Kg3 Bh4+ (or Rh3+) ]

Double Digit Mates, Part VIII.
a)
White Mates in 11. Ruslan Ponomariov vs Holgado Maestre, Zafra, 2007
r2q1rk1/1b3ppp/p2p1P2/2p2N2/4P3/1B1PB3/1nP3PP/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ Kh8 fxg7+ Kxg7 Qg4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 12. Timman vs Eugene Torre, Amsterdam, 1977
[ Nh5 ]

c)
White Mates in 12. Kozul vs Pribyl, Budapest, 1986
[ Rxg6+ w/Rg1+ e6+ & exd7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 12. Nakamura vs Oleg Ermochuk, Oropesa, 2000
[ Bc5+ if bxc5 Qxc5+ w/Kf6 Qg5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 13. Tal vs Anatoly Bannik, Leningrad, 1956
[ f7+ w/Qc5 ]

f)
White Mates in 13. ME Davis vs H Berrehouma, Helsinki, 1961
r3k1r1/1bq2p1p/pp1RpQ2/8/P7/B4p2/1PP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Qxe6+ w/Rd1+ ]

g)
White Mates in 13. Judit Polgár vs Andrew Muir, Haifa, 1989
6k1/2rq2bp/p3pQB1/1p1pP3/3P4/2n1B2R/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ w/Bf5+ ]


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