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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 Jan '08 09:57
    See the diagram "Alexander Nevzorov's chess combination" here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_problem

    What is it supposed to mean? What is the problem here?
  2. 02 Jan '08 12:44
    It appears to be "quickest game to get nine queens"

    Doesn't seem that great...
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Jan '08 18:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    It appears to be "quickest game to get nine queens"

    Doesn't seem that great...
    It's hard to believe this is really the quickest game to get 9 Queens of the same color. It should not take much longer than the 40 moves needed to promote 8 pawns. Black should have enough free time to help White promote expeditiously and hide his King [probably somewhere in the center of the board].
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Jan '08 23:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's hard to believe this is really the quickest game to get 9 Queens of the same color. It should not take much longer than the 40 moves needed to promote 8 pawns. Black should have enough free time to help White promote expeditiously and hide his King [probably somewhere in the center of the board].
    As expected, this task is trivial, even if done in the minimum number of moves.

    1. a4 e5 2. a5 d5 3. a6 Ke7 4. axb7 Kd6 5. b4 Be7 6. b5 Bf8 7. b6 Be7 8. bxa7 Bf8 9. c4 h5 10. cxd5 c5 11. dxc6 Kc5 12. d4+ Kb4 13. d5 Bc5 14. d6 Nh6 15. c7 Ng8 16. d7 Nh6 17. f4 Rg8 18. fxe5 Rh8 19. e6 Rg8 20. e7 Rh8 21. e4 Rg8 22. e5 Rh8 23. e6 Rg8 24. exf7 Rh8 25. g4 Nf5 26. gxh5 Rh6 27. h4 Rb6 28. h6 Rb5 29. hxg7 Rb6 30. h5 Rb5 31. h6 Rb6 32. h7 Rb5 33. h8=Q Rb6 34. g8=Q Rb5 35. f8=Q Rb6 36. e8=Q Rb5 37. cxd8=Q Rb6 38. dxc8=Q Rb5 39. axb8=Q Rb6 40. bxa8=Q

  5. 03 Jan '08 09:55
    Any ideas for what it is then? None of the queens delivers check apart from the last one, which is mate. Might have something to do with it.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jan '08 19:32
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Any ideas for what it is then? None of the queens delivers check apart from the last one, which is mate. Might have something to do with it.
    Just change the finish of my game to 38...Rh6 39. ab8Q Rh2 40.ba8Q#

    I think this is just a crappy problem. Any chucklehead can edit Wikipedia.
  7. 05 Jan '08 00:52
    whats the fastest way to get 18 queens on the board? how many moves? i once tried with a friend, but over the internet we had no good coordination, so we did it in 99 moves. im sure its possible much faster. if you want to see 99 moves, look here, i recorded it (after move 99 we move the queens around to make a nice pattern lol):

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_5J9V4i1Wy0