Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberAnzelak
    Sloth's First King
    Mansfield, England
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    4772
    01 Aug '07 02:231 edit
    To help improve my chess, I set up pieces randomly and try to figure out which is the best move available for each colour. Here it is white to play. I can find mate in four.

    What do you see?

  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    2014.05.01
    Joined
    11 Apr '07
    Moves
    92274
    01 Aug '07 05:20
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    To help improve my chess, I set up pieces randomly and try to figure out which is the best move available for each colour. Here it is white to play. I can find mate in four.

    What do you see?

    [fen]6N1/PQ5n/1B4kp/4n1pq/8/6K1/8/5R2 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    1. Ne7+ Kg7 2. Nf5+ Kf6
    2... Kf8 3. Qg7+ Ke8 4. Qe7#
    3. Qe7+ Kg6 4. Qg7#