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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 25 Jan '08 07:27
    If black mirrors all of white's moves, then white to play and mate in four.
  2. 25 Jan '08 17:47
    Hm. Not very hard. I thnk. My original idea is;
    1. e4 e5
    2. Bc4 Bc5
    3. Qh5 Qh4
    4. Qxf7#
  3. 25 Jan '08 18:05
    I had 1. d4 2. Qd3 3. Qf5 4. Qxc8#
  4. 25 Jan '08 18:31
    Originally posted by ares3
    Hm. Not very hard. I thnk. My original idea is;
    1. e4 e5
    2. Bc4 Bc5
    3. Qh5 Qh4
    4. Qxf7#
    4... Kd8
  5. 25 Jan '08 18:51
    Oh yeah. Told you that I only glanced. Thanks GP.
    I'll check it harder.
  6. 25 Jan '08 21:40
    is it from the starting position? i cant find any mate in 4 then.
  7. 26 Jan '08 08:09
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    is it from the starting position? i cant find any mate in 4 then.
    you don't like zzyw's solution then?
  8. 26 Jan '08 08:30
    Yep, zzyw has one solution. Congratulations. There are also two more possibilities.
  9. 26 Jan '08 11:14
    nice, double blindness from me. neither did i see that posting, nor the solution. i just thought, it probably has to start with d-pawn (or another pawn) cause i couldnt find anything for e-pawn. good puzzle!
  10. 26 Jan '08 12:38
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Yep, zzyw has one solution. Congratulations. There are also two more possibilities.
    Had another look and can't find them... guess I just suck at puzzles like these.
  11. 26 Jan '08 12:52
    not sure if this counts as a "different" solution to the one above, but 1.d4 2.Qd3 3.Qh3 4.Qxc8# works... same idea as 3.Qf5 though
  12. 26 Jan '08 12:55
    Yep Aethereal, I'm assuming that they have to be radically different...
  13. 27 Jan '08 08:47
    well that is one, so there's one more solution left. It's just that Aethareal won himself no friends by posting it
  14. 27 Jan '08 14:05 / 1 edit
    1. c4 c5 2. Qa4 Qa5 3. Qc6 Qc3 4. Qxc8#.

    This was somewhat easy due to the fact that 4. Qxc8# has to be the 4th move.
  15. 27 Jan '08 14:46
    I always assumed that in order for there to be three, they might be different. It'd be more fun that way, at least.