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  1. 29 Jul '10 12:47
    [b]Here is a mate with K & 2 Rooks v a King



    Now I remove the White King and replace it with a White Knight



    It's not mate anymore.

    You leave the Black King on e5 and just using the two White Rooks
    and a White Knight (no White King) place the Rooks and Knight on
    the board so the Black King is in checkmate.

    So start with this.



    And put the 3 pieces (2 Rooks and a Knight) on the board so the
    Black King is in checkmate.

    Yiu do not move the pieces about, the Black King stays on e5
    just simply add the three white pieces on the board so it's mate.

    You have 5 minutes and please be honest, if you cannot find it
    after 5 minutes then please say so.
    You will be in some very good company if you don't.

    All I require is a simply post.

    Yes (and the time it took you).

    No hints,fen positions or hidden messages, no comments. no questions,
    I have made it very clear all I require is a one line answer.

    The post should look like something like this:

    Yes. 3 minutes.

    or

    No. after 5 minutes.

    If you have seen it before please do not post.

    Thank you and please as many as you can try it.
  2. 29 Jul '10 13:14 / 1 edit
    Yes. Less than a minute.
  3. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    29 Jul '10 13:19
    Yes, two minutes
  4. 29 Jul '10 13:29
    Cheers lads.

    More.....

    Going to work for 3pm start will look in again at 1:30 am.

    Long shifts but does mean I now get Friday-Tuesday off.
  5. 29 Jul '10 13:34
    no,5 minutes

    toet.
  6. 29 Jul '10 13:36
    No - 7 minutes
  7. 29 Jul '10 13:41
    Yes - less than 1 minute.
  8. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    29 Jul '10 13:43
    Yes. <1 min.
  9. 29 Jul '10 14:40
    No after 5 minutes (finally got it at 21 minutes) :'(
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 14:44 / 1 edit
    Yes, about 30 seconds.

    Edit: Sorry GP I didn't read carefully.
  11. 29 Jul '10 14:45
    Yes. 1 minute.
  12. 29 Jul '10 14:52
    You smarties make me sick.

    (Do I get a prize for taking the longest? )
  13. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 14:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    You smarties make me sick.

    (Do I get a prize for taking the longest? )
    Whoops sorry GP about my not reading carefully.
  14. 29 Jul '10 14:55
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    You smarties make me sick.

    (Do I get a prize for taking the longest? )
    You deserve a prize for not thinking of illegal positions. That must save a lot of time OTB. How I envy that.
  15. 29 Jul '10 14:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Meadows
    You deserve a prize for not thinking of illegal positions. That must save a lot of time OTB. How I envy that.
    To tell the truth, the thought didn't cross my mind. I'm just that slow, ha ha.

    (btw, my position was illegal, too)

    P.S. Uh oh, greenpawn said "no comments" . I guess we're in trouble now.