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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 27 Jul '07 17:53

    White #2
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Jul '07 20:12 / 1 edit
    nice

    Qc5!

    if Kc7 then Nb5++
    if Ke5 then Re8++

    and Ba3 if king takes queen
  3. 28 Jul '07 13:41
    After 1. ..., Ke5 you can also play 2. Bf4++
  4. 25 Jan '08 20:49
    Good problem. Although there are some great puzzles on here, there aren't many chess mates. I suppose I'd better start.


    -+
  5. 26 Jan '08 08:10
    Originally posted by ares3
    Good problem. Although there are some great puzzles on here, there aren't many chess mates. I suppose I'd better start.

    [fen]7k/p4pR1/1p5p/3p1r2/4n3/P5NP/1P4P1/6K1[/fen]
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    unless i'm missing something...? Nxf5 protects the white rook from recapture
  6. 26 Jan '08 10:43
    Originally posted by Aetherael
    unless i'm missing something...? Nxf5 protects the white rook from recapture
    Sorry, I missed out that it is Black to move.
    And win.
    -+
  7. 26 Jan '08 12:28
    i'm not sure why because i can't work out the ending for certain, but my gut tells me it's ...d4 aiming for a pawn promotion. but after Nxf5..d3 Kf1..d2 Ke1 the pawn doesn't get through. clearly ...Kg7 fails to Nxf5+, and ...Nxg3 Rxg3 gains nothing. is it possible that ..Rf6 provides enough protection to get the pawn promoted? or is Rg4?! enough attack to compensate. i'd love to know, but am too much an amateur
  8. 26 Jan '08 12:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Aetherael
    i'm not sure why because i can't work out the ending for certain, but my gut tells me it's ...d4 aiming for a pawn promotion. but after Nxf5..d3 Kf1..d2 Ke1 the pawn doesn't get through. clearly ...Kg7 fails to Nxf5+, and ...Nxg3 Rxg3 gains nothing. is it possible that ..Rf6 provides enough protection to get the pawn promoted? or is Rg4?! enough attack to compensate. i'd love to know, but am too much an amateur
    Don't knock yourself, Aethereal. Your analysis is mostly fine except with the Pd2, Ke1 is not possible. Also, after Nxf5 d3, Rxf7 followed by Ne3 protects the queening square.
    Good idea, but unfortunately not the right one.
  9. 26 Jan '08 12:45
    Originally posted by ares3
    Don't knock yourself, Aethereal. Your analysis is mostly fine except with the Pd2, Ke1 is not possible. Also, after Nxf5 d3, Rxf7 followed by Ne3 protects the queening square.
    Good idea, but unfortunately not the right one.
    thanks ares - yeah i definitely meant ..d2 Ke2, but same idea - no good for black's pawn.
  10. 26 Jan '08 12:49
    Originally posted by Aetherael
    thanks ares - yeah i definitely meant ..d2 Ke2, but same idea - no good for black's pawn.
    The solution starts with quite a quiet move. But a strong one!
  11. 26 Jan '08 13:00


    Previously was Bh6 Kf8. White actually played Be3, but was there something better? A tough one here.
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  12. 26 Jan '08 13:37
    Alright, I've relocated these puzzles to my thread now.
    Anyone welcome, of course.
  13. 26 Jan '08 15:08
    Rf4?
  14. 26 Jan '08 15:14
    Nope.
  15. 26 Jan '08 15:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ares3
    [fen]r1bq1k1r/2p1n1bp/p4ppB/np1Np3/4P3/1B3N2/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R[/fen]

    Previously was Bh6 Kf8. White actually played Be3, but was there something better? A tough one here.
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    I'd play 1. Nb6