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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Jun '08 14:50
    yeah i missed this move during a 20 minute game. black is already doing very well so i won but i wish i'd have seen this move, isn't that hard

    black to move

  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    29 Jun '08 20:57
    Originally posted by krim
    yeah i missed this move during a 20 minute game. black is already doing very well so i won but i wish i'd have seen this move, isn't that hard

    black to move

    [fen]r5k1/pp3ppp/5r2/5b2/B2n4/N2P4/PP3PPK/R4R2 b - - 0 1[/fen]
    yeah, pretty cool, if i have it right.
  3. 01 Jul '08 15:37
    I see Ne2, blocking off g1 & g3 and threatening Rh6#.

    Only recourse he has is to move the g-pawn up in order to give his king a place to run.

    As far as I've gotten in 5 minutes or so.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    01 Jul '08 21:28
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    I see Ne2, blocking off g1 & g3 and threatening Rh6#.

    Only recourse he has is to move the g-pawn up in order to give his king a place to run.

    As far as I've gotten in 5 minutes or so.
    That seems so obvious. I figure that's what it is.
  5. 02 Jul '08 11:24
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    I see Ne2, blocking off g1 & g3 and threatening Rh6#.

    Only recourse he has is to move the g-pawn up in order to give his king a place to run.

    As far as I've gotten in 5 minutes or so.
    Then ....Kg2. Bh3, Kh1. Bxf1 mate

    Sorry for the poor notation.
  6. 02 Jul '08 12:13
    Black can move Ne2 but white has g3. What will black do then? White can always crawl away with his king.
    White is in trouble, ok, but there is no mate in sight.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Jul '08 21:58
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Black can move Ne2 but white has g3. What will black do then? White can always crawl away with his king.
    White is in trouble, ok, but there is no mate in sight.
    1...Ne2 2.g3 Rh6+ 3.Kg2 Bh3+ 4.Kf3 Bxf1 wins the exchange.
  8. 04 Jul '08 00:15
    Originally posted by krim
    yeah i missed this move during a 20 minute game. black is already doing very well so i won but i wish i'd have seen this move, isn't that hard

    black to move

    [fen]r5k1/pp3ppp/5r2/5b2/B2n4/N2P4/PP3PPK/R4R2 b - - 0 1[/fen]
    How about ..Rh6+, Kg1..Ne2#.
  9. 04 Jul '08 08:30 / 2 edits
  10. 04 Jul '08 14:25
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    How about ..Rh6+, Kg1..Ne2#.
    1. ... Rh6+?
    2. Kg3 and the king tries to escape
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jul '08 05:52 / 2 edits
    If N-e2, g4
    BXg4, K-g2
    R-h6, R-h1
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jul '08 08:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    If N-e2, g4
    BXg4, K-g2
    R-h6, R-h1
    After White's Kg2, Black should play Bf3+! first. Rh6 mates next move.
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jul '08 14:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    After White's Kg2, Black should play Bf3+! first. Rh6 mates next move.
    The king has the escape hole at G3 and maybe wiggles away.
    That's what the pawn sac is for.
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jul '08 20:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The king has the escape hole at G3 and maybe wiggles away.
    That's what the pawn sac is for.
    No, the N on e2 covers g3.