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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    22 Oct '12 18:09
    It's easy but has a spiffy solution, so please don't post any solutions here. If you absolutely need validation, send me a PM. 🙂

    Sam Loyd
    Holyoke Transcript 1867

    White mates in 3
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Oct '12 07:20
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's easy but has a spiffy solution, so please don't post any solutions here. If you absolutely need validation, send me a PM. 🙂

    Sam Loyd
    Holyoke Transcript 1867
    [fen]b7/PP6/8/8/7K/6B1/6N1/4R1bk[/fen]
    White mates in 3
    I guess this is harder than I thought. I've had only one (wrong) try so far.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Oct '12 11:14
    I sent a PM. The mate in 3 proviso is the kicker, so I had to "back up" a few times to do it.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Oct '12 14:04
    SOLV'D [Mephisto2, Paul Leggett]
  5. 25 Oct '12 14:10
    This one took me ages (about fifteen minutes). I guessed the wrong first move and it took ten minutes before I concluded that I'd guessed wrong.
  6. 25 Oct '12 17:17
    Does it count as cooked if White has two ways to mate with his third move?
  7. 25 Oct '12 17:42
    That frustrating moment where Swiss Gambit said it would be easy, then I can't do it 🙁
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Oct '12 18:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Does it count as cooked if White has two ways to mate with his third move?
    No - that's usually called a 'dual'. It's a more minor flaw. And Q/B or Q/R promotion 'duals' are exempted, because there is no way for the composer to avoid them.
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Oct '12 20:08
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Does it count as cooked if White has two ways to mate with his third move?
    I was hung up on that a bit as well, trying to figure if it made a difference somehow.

    I finally decided that if it did, SG would surely tell me!