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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 25 Nov '06 09:30
    I have TWO other threads on middlegame puzzles but I have only a few end-game puzzles. Let's try these:
  2. 25 Nov '06 09:31 / 1 edit
    Try this one, then, the first;

    Mate in 1 for White. White's move.
  3. 25 Nov '06 09:33
    And this one, the second.

    White to mate in 2 and White's move.
  4. 25 Nov '06 09:43
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    And this one, the second.
    [fen]3k4/2p4p/2P5/4N3/4pP2/6P1/5B1P/R5K1 w[/fen]
    White to mate in 2 and White's move.
    Now this one's pretty good. Starts with a 'quiet' move.
  5. 25 Nov '06 09:49
    Thank you kbaumen!
  6. 25 Nov '06 09:50 / 2 edits


    White to move and mate in three.

    Edit, oops at first I posted a wrong position.
  7. 25 Nov '06 09:53 / 1 edit
    Bxc6 Ke4
    Nf6+ Ke5
    Nd7#
    I think that's it. I enjoy puzzle-solving.
    EDIT: I think that you can have Nd7# or Bc3#.
  8. 25 Nov '06 09:56
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Bxc6 Ke4
    Nf6+ Ke5
    Nd7#
    I think that's it. I enjoy puzzle-solving.
    EDIT: I think that you can have Nd7# or Bc3#.
    Sorry for the inconvenience, but the king is already on e4, I posted a mistaken position but it's fixed. And after Bxc6 black could play exd.
  9. 25 Nov '06 09:59
    The third of my puzzles. Created just now so very easy:

    White to play and Mate in 1.
  10. 25 Nov '06 10:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    Sorry for the inconvenience, but the king is already on e4, I posted a mistaken position but it's fixed. And after Bxc6 black could play exd.
    Oh yeah! Dang!
    Nf6+ Ke5
    Bc3# or Nd7#
    Isn't that right? By the way, I say that confusedly, I thought you said Mate in 3.
  11. 25 Nov '06 10:03
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Oh yeah! Dang!
    Nf6+ Ke5
    Bc3# or Nd7#
    Isn't that right? By the way, I say that confusedly, I thought you said Mate in 3.
    Damn, didn't see that. Ok, a black pawn on g7.
  12. 25 Nov '06 10:08 / 1 edit
    Can you play then;
    Ne7 Ke5
    Bc3# Ke4
    Bxc6#
    or
    Ne7 e5
    Bxc6#
    or
    Ne7 g6 or g5
    Bxc6+ Ke5
    Bc3#
  13. 25 Nov '06 10:12
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    [fen]4B3/6p1/2p1p3/2PN4/4k1P1/4P3/4K3/4B3 w[/fen]

    White to move and mate in three.

    Edit, oops at first I posted a wrong position.
    Any first move with the knight other than 1.Nc3, followed by 2.Bg6(xc6)+ and 3.Bc3# (or 2.Bc3+ and 3.Bxc6(g6). Perhaps, you should work a bit more on the position?
  14. 25 Nov '06 10:22 / 2 edits
    Try the fourth one;

    White to play and Mate in 1.
    Name all the ways he can get mate in 1.
  15. 25 Nov '06 10:26
    kbaumen: Your puzzle is very cool. I do, however, think that like me, you need to check your positions to see if they are sound.