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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 14 Mar '06 22:27
    I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

    White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.



    Javasnob2
  2. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    14 Mar '06 22:41
    Originally posted by Javasnob2
    I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

    White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.

    [fen]8/3Q3P/r2p1pk1/2p1p1p1/p1P2q2/P7/1r1R1P2/2K4R[/fen]

    Javasnob2
    Rh6+ ... Kxh6
    h8=Q+ ... Kg6
    Qh7++
  3. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    14 Mar '06 23:51
    Originally posted by richjohnson
    Rh6+ ... Kxh6
    h8=Q+ ... Kg6
    Qh7++
    That works, but 1.h8=N++ is faster.
  4. 14 Mar '06 23:53
    Good one! Although that wasn't the line I had in mind.

    What about h8=N#?
  5. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    15 Mar '06 00:15
    Originally posted by Javasnob2
    Good one! Although that wasn't the line I had in mind.

    What about h8=N#?
    Oops, wrong notation. I meant "checkmate", as you pointed out.
  6. 19 Mar '06 03:32
    H8=N# is not the move I spotted - like someone else i spotted the Rook-Sac

    But both conclusions are Valid...Simply becuase they both FORCE MATE....

    But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
  7. Standard member blackmanrook
    defender of the caro
    28 Mar '06 00:20
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    H8=N# is not the move I spotted - like someone else i spotted the Rook-Sac

    But both conclusions are Valid...Simply becuase they both FORCE MATE....

    But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
    because the rook sac look pretty it was easier for you to see.
  8. 06 Apr '06 18:04
    Originally posted by blackmanrook
    because the rook sac look pretty it was easier for you to see.
    It probably has more to do with the way i think....

    when I see a pawn close to promotion the first thought is "hey! a new Queen".... it never occurs to me to promote to a knight....
  9. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    06 Apr '06 22:46
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
    War is war, loser.
  10. 08 Apr '06 23:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Javasnob2
    I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

    White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.

    [fen]8/3Q3P/r2p1pk1/2p1p1p1/p1P2q2/P7/1r1R1P2/2K4R[/fen]

    Javasnob2
    How's about

    Q h6 check K g7
    Q g8 checkmate

    EDIT whoops missed K f5
  11. 12 Apr '06 00:36
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    War is war, loser.
    and that is supposed to mean what exactly??
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Apr '06 00:53
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    and that is supposed to mean what exactly??
    Don't worry, it is the pithy one liner insult king. Just ignore it, if you don't it only encourages it.
    Well at least I saw the one mover first. Didn't look further than that.