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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    20 Jan '07 20:03
    Invalid FEN inserted - 8/p7/kq6/1R1Q4/8/8/8/5/K2


    Place any piece on any empty square; then white moves and stalemates black.
  2. 20 Jan '07 21:09
    Originally posted by Peakite
    [fen]8/p7/kq6/1R1Q4/8/8/8/5/K2[/fen]

    Place any piece on any empty square; then white moves and stalemates black.
    A solution is possible, though the resulting position is illegal.
  3. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    20 Jan '07 21:49
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    A solution is possible, though the resulting position is illegal.
    Hence the apologies
  4. 20 Jan '07 22:19
    i don;t get it , what you mean by place any piece on the baord?
  5. 21 Jan '07 10:26
    Place a second black king on "b8". Now 1.Qc6! results in stalemate. Here is a serious problem:
    White to play and stalemate in two:
  6. 21 Jan '07 13:39
    Originally posted by Peakite
    [fen]8/p7/kq6/1R1Q4/8/8/8/5/K2[/fen]

    Place any piece on any empty square; then white moves and stalemates black.
    King to b8. after 1. Qc6 its a stalemate.
  7. 21 Jan '07 13:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Place a second black king on "b8". Now 1.Qc6! results in stalemate. Here is a serious problem:
    White to play and stalemate in two:
    [fen]1B6/3P4/7Q/2k5/1R2K3/2P5/8/2RNb3 [/fen]
    d8=B Bxc3 (EDIT: refuted by Bd2) Ba5

    EDIT: d8=N Bxc3 Nc6