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  1. 25 Nov '09 02:06 / 1 edit
    Post your favorite puzzels here. Any level of puzzle is acceptable. I'll start:



    White to play and win.
  2. 25 Nov '09 02:11 / 1 edit
    Any level? Do you mean any type? Any stipulation?

    4. hxg4#
  3. 25 Nov '09 02:43
    any chess puzzle you want so long as it involves the pieces moving
  4. 25 Nov '09 04:09 / 1 edit
    1. g6 fxg6+ 2. Kxf6 g5 3. Kxf5 g4 4. hxg4#
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Nov '09 05:51 / 1 edit
    G.Donati, Springaren 2001


    Proof Game in 23.0 moves
    [position after Black's 23rd move. How did the game go?]
  6. 25 Nov '09 15:55
    Originally posted by Ropespierre
    any chess puzzle you want so long as it involves the pieces moving
    This is why you should have excluded retros 😠
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Nov '09 17:32
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    This is why you should have excluded retros 😠
    Or exclude pansies and whiners. 😛
  8. Subscriber dzirilli
    Duchampion
    25 Nov '09 21:16
    I don't get the first one. Everyone's posting mythical solutions with people capturing empty squares.
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Nov '09 21:28
    Originally posted by dzirilli
    I don't get the first one. Everyone's posting mythical solutions with people capturing empty squares.
    Try not to get too hung up on the minor notation mistakes, and just move the piece to the indicated square, even if there's nothing there to capture. 🙂
  10. 25 Nov '09 21:28
    Originally posted by dzirilli
    I don't get the first one. Everyone's posting mythical solutions with people capturing empty squares.
    Look at range blast's solution and replace 3.Kxf5 by 3.Kf5.
  11. 26 Nov '09 01:41
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Or exclude pansies and whiners. 😛
    Well, nice puzzle, thank you. Good thing that the thread starter didn't request others to actually solve the problems shown 🙄
  12. 26 Nov '09 02:15
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [hidden]G.Donati, Springaren 2001[/hidden]
    [fen]r1R2Bnk/ppp2ppp/4pR2/2pB4/N1PP4/1PP1KPP1/5PP1/1N6 w - - 0 24[/fen]
    Proof Game in 23.0 moves
    [position after Black's 23rd move. How did the game go?]
    Question ...how did the game go?

    Answer ...Pretty good for white.
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    26 Nov '09 04:03
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Well, nice puzzle, thank you. Good thing that the thread starter didn't request others to actually solve the problems shown 🙄
    Good thing I was asked for my favorites and not those that any 2-bit schmuck with a Staunton set can solve, eh? 🙄

    Not that I'm elitist or anything. 😏
  14. 26 Nov '09 07:27 / 1 edit
    I must admit I find it rather unreasonable that you expect me to sit down with a chess board and work out the 500 gazillion positions that could be reached in 23 moves. 😛

    I don't really know how to go about solving such a problem.

    Here's another one for us mortals:

    White to move and win.

  15. 26 Nov '09 08:15 / 3 edits
    1. c7 ..Rd6+ 2. Kb5 get down to b3 and c2 and queen the pawn.