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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 10 Apr '07 23:55
    white, mate in eight:
  2. 11 Apr '07 00:11 / 1 edit
    in case white was hasty... black, wins in ...?

  3. Standard member bot 6
    Bla bla bla
    11 Apr '07 01:30
    i thought your name was poostick for a second there
  4. 11 Apr '07 05:50
    White to move:

    b8N+
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Apr '07 17:14
    Originally posted by pootstick
    white, mate in eight:
    [fen]N7/PPPPPPPP/K1k3rB/b1pnnb1p/8/1r6/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    1.Pb7-b8=N+
    1...Rb3xb8
    2.Pa7xb8=N+
    2...Kc6-d6
    3.Pc7-c8=N+
    3...Kd6-e6
    4.Pd7-d8=N+
    4...Ba5xd8
    5.Pe7xd8=N+
    5...Ke6-f6
    6.Pg7-g8=N+
    6...Rg6xg8
    7.Pf7xg8=N+
    7...Kf6-g6
    8.Ph7-h8=N#
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Apr '07 17:20
    Originally posted by pootstick
    in case white was hasty... black, wins in ...?

    [fen]N1Q5/PP1PPPPP/K1k3rB/b1pnnb1p/8/1r6/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    5.

    1...Nd5-c7+
    2.Qc8xc7+
    2...Kc6-d5+
    3.Qc7-d6+
    3...Rg6xd6+
    4.Ka6xa5
    4...Rb3-a3+
    5.Ka5-b5
    5...Bf5-d3+
  7. 11 Apr '07 20:50
    Originally posted by bot 6
    i thought your name was poostick for a second there
    o.k. thanks for your input.
  8. 11 Apr '07 20:50
    Originally posted by Obese
    White to move:

    b8N+
    yes, that's the right key.
  9. 11 Apr '07 20:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    1.Pb7-b8=N+
    1...Rb3xb8
    2.Pa7xb8=N+
    2...Kc6-d6
    3.Pc7-c8=N+
    3...Kd6-e6
    4.Pd7-d8=N+
    4...Ba5xd8
    5.Pe7xd8=N+
    5...Ke6-f6
    6.Pg7-g8=N+
    6...Rg6xg8
    7.Pf7xg8=N+
    7...Kf6-g6
    8.Ph7-h8=N#
    that's almost, but not quite right.
    8. h8(N)+ is not mate. black has:
    8. ... Kh7
  10. 11 Apr '07 21:07
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    5.

    1...Nd5-c7+
    2.Qc8xc7+
    2...Kc6-d5+
    3.Qc7-d6+
    3...Rg6xd6+
    4.Ka6xa5
    4...Rb3-a3+
    5.Ka5-b5
    5...Bf5-d3+
    yep, that works right enough, right enough. it's not the one i was thinking of though.. there are other variations, at least one gets there a move faster.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Apr '07 21:21
    Originally posted by pootstick
    that's almost, but not quite right.
    8. h8(N)+ is not mate. black has:
    8. ... Kh7
    7.Ph7xg8=N+
    7...Kf6-g6
    8.Pf7-f8=N# (*cross fingers*)
  12. 11 Apr '07 22:13
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    7.Ph7xg8=N+
    7...Kf6-g6
    8.Pf7-f8=N# (*cross fingers*)
    correct! (*applauds*) bravo!
  13. 05 Jan '09 16:17 / 1 edit
    A problem I remember from an old book.

    White, mate in 4