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  1. 31 Aug '08 13:02
    I saw this one on Chessbase News a few minutes ago (Winter's Chess Explorations 8), thought it was humorous. Likely been posted on RHP before, but I don't specifically remember it.

    Mate in one problem on a gravestone. White to move.



    Note: This is a trick problem. It's not really fair...Not fair at all.

    Go to Chessbase for the answer:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4877
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    31 Aug '08 13:06 / 1 edit
    I would go with Kd9 but black simple can follow me with Kf9...

    EDIT: just saw the solution. There was a similar problem in Posers and puzzles but not quite the same. I will try to dig it out.
  3. 31 Aug '08 13:15 / 1 edit
    I was struggling with this when suddenly this player go in touch with me.
    User 286205
    (that's an alternative solution)
  4. 31 Aug '08 13:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was struggling with this when suddenly this player go in touch with me.
    User 286205
    Out of the grave...
  5. 31 Aug '08 13:23
    I just wonder how much time's been spent by people standing in front of this gravestone, mulling over the problem. (Remember, this is a Dutch grave.)
  6. 31 Aug '08 15:18


    Mate in 1 after Kxh1
  7. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    31 Aug '08 16:47 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    [fen]4R3/8/2p5/1pP3p1/pP4Pp/P6P/6k1/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1[/fen]

    Mate in 1 after Kxh1
    after Ra2+ ..Kxh1
    0-0-0-0 is mate.
    Don't think it's allowed though
  8. 31 Aug '08 21:17 / 1 edit
    RXd8++
  9. 31 Aug '08 21:20
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I saw this one on Chessbase News a few minutes ago (Winter's Chess Explorations 8), thought it was humorous. Likely been posted on RHP before, but I don't specifically remember it.

    Mate in one problem on a gravestone. White to move.

    [fen]R2K1k2/2R5/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen]

    Note: This is a trick problem. It's not really fair...Not fair at all.

    Go to Chessbase for the answer:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4877
    Wow... i think its worse that I thought of the "trick" answer right off the bat... that means i need to read chess rules over again
  10. 01 Sep '08 14:20
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I saw this one on Chessbase News a few minutes ago (Winter's Chess Explorations 8), thought it was humorous. Likely been posted on RHP before, but I don't specifically remember it.

    Mate in one problem on a gravestone. White to move.

    [fen]R2K1k2/2R5/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen]

    Note: This is a trick problem. It's not really fair...Not fair at all.

    Go to Chessbase for the answer:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4877
    When I saw the answer to the problem I got so mad I would have pissed on his grave if I'd been there. Stupid cheapo phony solution. Someone should dig his bones up and scatter them.
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    01 Sep '08 14:25
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    When I saw the answer to the problem I got so mad I would have pissed on his grave if I'd been there. Stupid cheapo phony solution. Someone should dig his bones up and scatter them.
    Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning ?
  12. 01 Sep '08 14:26
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    When I saw the answer to the problem I got so mad I would have pissed on his grave if I'd been there. Stupid cheapo phony solution. Someone should dig his bones up and scatter them.
    Give the man a break. He died for that mate!
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Sep '08 15:35
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I saw this one on Chessbase News a few minutes ago (Winter's Chess Explorations 8), thought it was humorous. Likely been posted on RHP before, but I don't specifically remember it.

    Mate in one problem on a gravestone. White to move.

    [fen]R2K1k2/2R5/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen]

    Note: This is a trick problem. It's not really fair...Not fair at all.

    Go to Chessbase for the answer:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4877
    On my gravestone, I want one of those cheesy joke problems that requires rotating the board 180 degrees [flipping the gravestone upside down].
  14. 01 Sep '08 15:54
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I saw this one on Chessbase News a few minutes ago (Winter's Chess Explorations 8), thought it was humorous. Likely been posted on RHP before, but I don't specifically remember it.

    Mate in one problem on a gravestone. White to move.

    [fen]R2K1k2/2R5/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen]

    Note: This is a trick problem. It's not really fair...Not fair at all.

    Go to Chessbase for the answer:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4877
    Flip the board 180 degrees then 0-0.