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  1. 10 Jan '12 01:04 / 1 edit
    On the next post and you will see a chess a problem

    It is White to play and Mate in two moves.
    (White moves first and gives checkmate on his 2nd move.)

    Don't try and solve it.
    Quickly play the most obscure move you can think of.
    Make your choice after just 5 seconds thought.

    I 100% guarantee that you will have found the solution and White
    will mate Black on next move no matter what Black plays.

    OK get ready...

    ...remember 5 seconds then pick you random move. I bet you chose right.

    Here it comes.....
  2. 10 Jan '12 01:05
  3. 10 Jan '12 02:36
    Zwischenzug multiplied by negative infinity.
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 Jan '12 02:59
    c8Q ..Rxc8 dxc8#
  5. 10 Jan '12 03:12
    All moves are right!
  6. Standard member patrickrutgers
    Pale Yellow Star!
    10 Jan '12 03:18
    Well the first move i went for after 5 seconds was Qxb7. I see black responding with Rxb7 and then...not mate on the next move. What am I missing?
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 Jan '12 03:21
    Originally posted by luke myster
    All moves are right!
    And after two king moves is it mate?
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 Jan '12 03:22
    Originally posted by patrickrutgers
    Well the first move i went for after 5 seconds was Qxb7. I see black responding with Rxb7 and then...not mate on the next move. What am I missing?
    Queen any of the pawns that are one square away from the 8th rank...
  9. 10 Jan '12 03:25
    I meant for the first move...
  10. Standard member patrickrutgers
    Pale Yellow Star!
    10 Jan '12 03:32
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Queen any of the pawns that are one square away from the 8th rank...
    Oh duh! Ha! Thanks.
  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 Jan '12 03:39
    Originally posted by luke myster
    I meant for the first move...
    Yes black is forced to create a mate in 1 as a rook move is forced. It's amazing what sort of things you can create when you create positions. I think there should be a competition to find the most puzzle like position ever reached in an actual rated game. 🙂
  12. 10 Jan '12 03:40
    Originally posted by patrickrutgers
    Well the first move i went for after 5 seconds was Qxb7. I see black responding with Rxb7 and then...not mate on the next move. What am I missing?
    Bxb7 mate.
  13. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    10 Jan '12 03:42
    I gave it the first thumbs up. Any more?
  14. Standard member patrickrutgers
    Pale Yellow Star!
    10 Jan '12 04:05
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I gave it the first thumbs up. Any more?
    Got mine--I learned my lesson!
  15. 10 Jan '12 13:08
    It's a good.
    No matter what White plays he can always mate on move 2.

    Even 1. h7-h8=N mates next move, as does 1.h3.

    There are over 60 key moves.

    I'm sure Swiss G is horrified at it but there again I bet he can do one
    with over 100 key moves that all mate next mate. He's clever at these things.