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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Mar '05 14:38
  2. 29 Mar '05 14:59
    Is this Fisherandom chess?
  3. 29 Mar '05 15:05
    ng8
  4. 29 Mar '05 15:27 / 8 edits
    Well spotted.
    The position is actually as below.
    Jeez, I also forgot to mention that it is BLACK to play.


  5. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    29 Mar '05 15:32
    I don't get it.
  6. 29 Mar '05 15:40
    Originally posted by PBE6
    I don't get it.
    More power to your elbow!
  7. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    29 Mar '05 15:42
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    More power to your elbow!
    Oh, I'll elbow alright. All over the keyboard!!!

    dfvbjhnbmbjnmbh v

  8. 29 Mar '05 15:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Oh, I'll elbow alright. All over the keyboard!!!

    dfvbjhnbmbjnmbh v

    Consider the 'parity' of knight moves.
  9. 29 Mar '05 15:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by LordOfTheChessboard
    ng8
    Why not nb8?
  10. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    29 Mar '05 15:50
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Consider the 'parity' of knight moves.
    No.
  11. 29 Mar '05 15:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PBE6
    No.
    You sound like you have had more beers than I have.
    Perhaps we should start posting in General.
  12. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    29 Mar '05 15:57
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    You sound like you have had more beers than I have.
    We should start posting in General.
    Oh, I get it now. It's one of those ones where the two players don't actually play chess, they play a puzzle.

    There's a rook missing, so it must have been captured by the dreaded Black Knight. A possible "game" could have gone:

    1. Nf3 Nf6
    2. Ng1? Ne4
    3. Nf3 Ng3
    4. Ng1? Nxh1!
    5. Nf3 Ng3
    6. Ng1(WTF?) Ne4!
    7. Nf3 Nf6?
    8. Ng1? Ng8?
  13. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    29 Mar '05 16:10
    Oops, you said it's black's turn. So I guess it's a job for black's Queen knight.
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Mar '05 17:10 / 1 edit
    Black must have played ...Ng3xRh1, though it does not matter which Knight takes the Rook.
  15. 29 Mar '05 17:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Well spotted.
    The position is actually as below.
    Jeez, I also forgot to mention that it is BLACK to play.


    [b][fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBN1 [/fen]
    [/b]
    If black is to play, then knight moves alone cannot have done the job. The only solution for an odd number of moves for white is if black took the rook on g1 with a knight?