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  1. 26 Jan '10 23:40
    Black to move and mate in five

  2. 26 Jan '10 23:41


    Black to move and mate in four
  3. 26 Jan '10 23:43


    Black to move and mate in four (or five)
  4. 26 Jan '10 23:44


    White to move and do something dirty
  5. 26 Jan '10 23:59 / 1 edit
    E-cookie points for the first one to PM me all four solutions... this is an exercise in trying to be as cunning as heinzkat

    Feel free to add some of your own cracking combinations
  6. 27 Jan '10 00:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Black to move and mate in five

    [fen]1nrn2k1/3q1pb1/1p5p/p2pPN2/3P2N1/P2QB2P/1r6/R4RK1[/fen]
    black doesn't look very good here. is it white to move? or is it some kind of black to move and hope white blunders type of problem?
  7. 27 Jan '10 00:33
    Be as cunning as heinzkat... Use Your Imagination

    It's got nothing to do with hoping, it all really happened

    on the interwebz
  8. 27 Jan '10 00:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Be as cunning as heinzkat... Use Your Imagination

    It's got nothing to do with hoping, it all really happened

    [hidden]on the interwebz[/hidden]
    in that case,
    1...Rcc2 2.Nf6+ Kh8!! 3.Nxd7 Rg2+ 4.Kh1 Rh2+ 4.Kg1 Rg2#
  9. 27 Jan '10 00:37 / 2 edits
    3. ... Rh1+ looks intruiging to me

    Also I said mate in five, not in four

    OK OK, you've got the key move correct, White responded 2. Nxg7
  10. 27 Jan '10 00:37 / 2 edits
    yeah I'm drunk and wrote the thing blindfold. should be ok now.

    edit: 2.Nxg7 Qxg4 should kind of transpose to the above mate.
  11. 27 Jan '10 00:45 / 1 edit
    delete
  12. 27 Jan '10 00:46
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    [fen]r4r2/pb2kp1Q/1p1qNpBp/3Pb3/8/1P6/P4PP1/2RR3K[/fen]

    Black to move and mate in four
    this is kind of tricky. 1...Rc1 2.Nxf8 Qxd5!! 3.Rxd5 Rxc1#
  13. 27 Jan '10 00:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by philidor position
    delete
    Good try but not the solution (this one is the trickiest of the bunch)
  14. 27 Jan '10 00:48 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    [fen]3r1rk1/5pp1/pn2p2p/2q1P3/1pP2P1n/1P3P2/BB2Q2P/RN5K[/fen]

    Black to move and mate in four (or five)
    1...Rd8+ 2.Qxd8 Nf7+ 3.Kg1 Nxd8+ and mate soon.


    oh my god, this is what happens when you solve puzzles drunk.

    ok 2nd try:
    1...Rd8+ 2.Qxd8 Qf2 3.Qg1 Qf3+ and mate.
  15. 27 Jan '10 00:50
    Originally posted by philidor position
    [hidden]1...Rd8+ 2.Qxd8 Nf7+ 3.Kg1 Nxd8+ and mate soon.[/hidden]

    oh my god, this is what happens when you solve puzzles drunk.
    Nf7+, we've got a winner