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  1. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    17 Apr '07 01:49


    White to move and win

    This problem appeared in Charles Godfrey Gumpuel's How the Devil Was Caught - A Chess Legend, written in 1878. According to the story, Satan played several games of chess in which he used the black pieces. When the position shown in the accompanying illustration was reached, he was warned that he would be mated in seven moves. On the seventh move, Satan fled with a despairing cry when he saw himself mated in the position of the sign of the cross.
  2. 17 Apr '07 02:03
    ok just to clarify....from this position is it mate in one or mate in seven? Because if it's mate in one I just don't see it.
  3. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    17 Apr '07 02:07
    Originally posted by stockton1984
    ok just to clarify....from this position is it mate in one or mate in seven? Because if it's mate in one I just don't see it.
    "...he was warned that he would be mated in seven moves...".
  4. 17 Apr '07 02:46
    If Satan had any class he would have resigned that lost game much earlier ..
  5. 17 Apr '07 03:44
    ...I wonder what Satan's opening repertoire is...
  6. 17 Apr '07 03:57
    Originally posted by Helder Octavio
    [fen]N7/1Qp2kn1/2r5/2r1pN2/4P3/q3p3/4K3/2R3R1 w - - - 1[/fen]

    [b]White to move and win


    This problem appeared in Charles Godfrey Gumpuel's How the Devil Was Caught - A Chess Legend, written in 1878. According to the story, Satan played several games of chess in which he used the black pieces. When the position shown in the accom ...[text shortened]... ith a despairing cry when he saw himself mated in the position of the sign of the cross.[/b]
    What if you're Jewish?
  7. 17 Apr '07 04:14 / 1 edit
    Very elegant, did put it in Fritz, liked it!

    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "New game"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "N7/1Qp2kn1/2r5/2r1pN2/4P3/q3p3/4K3/2R3R1 w - - 0 1"]
    [PlyCount "13"]

    1. Rxg7+ {Diagram #} Kf6 2. Qxc6+ Rxc6 3. Rxc6+ Qd6 4. Rxd6+ cxd6 5. Nc7 d5 6.
    Nxd5+ Ke6 7. Re7# 1-0



    Learux
  8. 17 Apr '07 04:54
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    ...I wonder what Satan's opening repertoire is...
    Well, if you look at the diagram, it is pretty obvious.
    God opened with 1. e4 (best by test!)
    and Satan played the objectively best reply, 1...e5.