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  1. 01 Sep '06 10:57
    White to move and mate in 3;

  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Sep '06 21:34
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    White to move and mate in 3;

    [fen]7n/1p2N1K1/n2Qp3/6N1/2k3p/8/8/1R6[/fen]
    In your FEN, I believe your 4th rank should be "2k3p1" instead of "2k3p" (only 7 squares spoken for). This means the diagram should be:


    #3

    RHP's code isn't smart enough to end the rank after a slash; if it can't fill the rank using the characters between the slashes, it will use the next characters after the slash to complete the job.
  3. 03 Sep '06 03:05
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    In your FEN, I believe your 4th rank should be "2k3p1" instead of "2k3p" (only 7 squares spoken for). This means the diagram should be:

    [fen]7n/1p2N1K1/n2Qp3/6N1/2k3p1/8/8/1R6 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    #3

    RHP's code isn't smart enough to end the rank after a slash; if it can't fill the rank using the characters between the slashes, it will use the next characters after the slash to complete the job.
    You are indeed the man BigDogg, I must have missed a space further up the FEN. So, people, ignore my diagram and look at BD's revision, the problem still stands.
  4. 03 Sep '06 23:14
    Does no-one have any ideas on this one? sorry about the false first diagram.
  5. 03 Sep '06 23:22
    Probably not rook a3 is it?
  6. 04 Sep '06 01:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by pizzintea
    Probably not rook a3 is it?
    It's not but that's because I screwed up the original post and it's too late to edit it now. As Big Dogg pointed out, rook should be on b1 so work with the diagrams further down the page. Try to come up with a 3-move continuation too, working with best moves for black.
  7. 04 Sep '06 06:31
    The best that I could find was Nd4. This leads to # in 3 against all but 1 defense. Unfortunately, if black replies with 1...b5 then there is no mate in 3, at least not one that I can find.
  8. 08 Sep '06 20:09
    Anyone gonna post the solution to this?
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    08 Sep '06 21:12
    Originally posted by BLReid
    Anyone gonna post the solution to this?
    Thread 51392