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  1. 12 Dec '06 18:38
    This is hurting my head. Since I am pulling my hair out.

    Someone please solve it for me.

    http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2006/12/four-thought.html
  2. 12 Dec '06 18:47


    How about:
    1.e4 e6
    2.Bb5 Ke7
    3.Bxd7 c6
    4.Be8 Kxe8

    The trick is to involve the king to lose tempi.
  3. 12 Dec '06 18:53
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pp3ppp/2p1p3/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK1NR w KQ - 0 5[/fen]

    How about:
    1.e4 e6
    2.Bb5 Ke7
    3.Bxd7 c6
    4.Be8 Kxe8

    The trick is to involve the king to lose tempi.
    ahhh nice one
  4. 12 Dec '06 20:22
    Brilliant. Thanks & well done!
  5. 17 Jan '07 14:29
    http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/puzzle-02.shtml

    Another one is causing my scalp severe damage.

    Anyone know the answer?
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    17 Jan '07 19:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TommyC
    http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/puzzle-02.shtml

    Another one is causing my scalp severe damage.

    Anyone know the answer?
    I'm your huckleberry.

    1.e4 Nf6 2.Qe2 Nxe4 3.f3 Ng3 4.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 5.Kf2 Nxh1#

    Edit: It's kind of funny that people are shocked that Kasparov couldn't get this. What experience does he have with the pieces moving cooperatively? A great illustration of the difference between a problem solver and a player.
  7. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    17 Jan '07 20:19
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I'm your huckleberry.

    1.e4 Nf6 2.Qe2 Nxe4 3.f3 Ng3 4.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 5.Kf2 Nxh1#

    Edit: It's kind of funny that people are shocked that Kasparov couldn't get this. What experience does he have with the pieces moving cooperatively? A great illustration of the difference between a problem solver and a player.
    Nice one!
  8. 19 Jan '07 23:37
    To my (& if you've read this thread, then probably not just mine) considerable amazement I've just managed to solve the Chessbase Christmas Puzzle!

    Which was to construct a game that ends with the move 5. ... Rh1 mate. (Not a capture.)
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    20 Jan '07 03:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TommyC
    To my (& if you've read this thread, then probably not just mine) considerable amazement I've just managed to solve the Chessbase Christmas Puzzle!

    Which was to construct a game that ends with the move 5. ... Rh1 mate. (Not a capture.)
    I really must remember to visit chessbase.com more often. These have all been good problems.

    1.g4 h5 2.Bg2 hxg4 3.Bxb7 Rxh2 4.Nh3 Bxb7 5.0-0 Rh1#