Originally posted by MikeXx2020Yes but it doesnt matter which move Black plays, because White will still do the moves i posted.
Usually black moves aswell...
Originally posted by BigDoggProblemFrom the looks of it this would involve some retrograde analysis:
[fen]k6n/P3ppNp/pPK3pP/2p5/1pP3P1/6Pp/4PP2/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
Place a piece on an empty square, then White mates in 2.
Originally posted by crazyblueWhy is a White bishop on d7 illegal?
Hey this gets too confusing for me because nobody seems to understand what the previous poster means lol
I say 1. Ne8 h2 2. Nc7 mate. What speaks against that? (in that solution you can put any black or white piece almost anywhere on the board, as long as its legal and not near the kings and that)
Why is a White bishop on d7 illegal?
Why do some p ...[text shortened]... lly Whites turn after the piece (if its a White one) was placed?
Originally posted by ilywrinWhat happends if you place the Bishop on h5?
Now I would like to revise my previous statement:
There are 16 pawns ergo no pawn was promoted. There are two knights so 11 of 12 missing pieces were captured /we have to determine what is the one that was not captured/. That is 5 Black and 6 White (see below).
The pawn at h3 came through d7 with four captures of pieces (excluding the dark-squared bishop t ...[text shortened]... e "a2" square.
And so, unless I have miscalculated something, the mystery should be revealed.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblemWell, to be honest I have missed that option
What happends if you place the Bishop on h5?
Originally posted by ilywrinYes, that's right.
Well, to be honest I have missed that option
Assuming we have placed the bishop at "h5" and it is White to move, let's try to determine what was Black's last (legal) move? The Bishop and the knight and the pawn at c5 are sealed so the only viable option is either b5-b4 or a5xb4;
Since axb4 is easily discarded (the White pawn must have reached the " ...[text shortened]... e's side. So the position with the black Bishop at "h5" is illegal
Does that sound right?