# Capture the bQ

David113
Posers and Puzzles 17 May '08 15:26
1. 17 May '08 15:26

White to play and capture the black Queen
2. 17 May '08 15:33
Nc2 looks rather...unstoppable? I was actually just thinking of composing a puzzle similar to this, but ah well. You get there first 😀
3. 17 May '08 16:001 edit
Yes, 1. Nc2 with 2. N(x)b4(+). Nothing Black can do about it. I wonder what the idea is?
4. 17 May '08 16:031 edit
Both of you are wrong.
5. 17 May '08 16:06
Originally posted by David113
Both of you are wrong.
Aha. Then THAT was the idea!!
6. 17 May '08 16:06
1. Nc2? Re6!!

Well that was the idea then. Good stuff.
7. 17 May '08 16:112 edits
I already wondered if 1. e8=N wouldn't work with 2. Nc2. So here it goes:

1. e8=N Bd6
2. Nc2 no escape from N(x)b4(+)/N(x)c7(+)

1. e8=N Rc6
2. Nc2 no escape from N(x)b4(+)/N(x)c7(+)/cx(bQ)b6 except for...
2. ... Bxc5
3. dxc5 and now really no escape left to abovementioned threats.

Think twice before speaking once. 2. Nc7 might be a checkmate as well. Good problem then [edit2] Speak a lot before thinking - after Nc7+, c6 becomes vacant, so perhaps this might be the solution?!
8. 17 May '08 16:371 edit
Originally posted by heinzkat
1. Nc2? Re6!!

Well that was the idea then. Good stuff.
Huh? N-c2 R-e6 Nxb4+? How could R-e6 save black's queen?

(1 minute later) oh, it is mate. lol
9. 17 May '08 17:40
Nc2 (no question mark) RE6?????? c6!!!!!!
10. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
17 May '08 17:44
Originally posted by doodinthemood
Nc2 (no question mark) RE6?????? c6!!!!!!
2...Bxe7 threat R+ and Q escape
11. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
17 May '08 17:44
I can't find anything wrong with 1.e8N Rc6 2.Nc2 Bxc5 3.dxc5.
12. 17 May '08 18:43
Originally posted by SwissGambit
I can't find anything wrong with 1.e8N Rc6 2.Nc2 Bxc5 3.dxc5.
Yes, that's the solution🙂
13. 18 May '08 13:06
Originally posted by David113
Yes, that's the solution🙂
That's what I had too, right? And indeed, doodinthemood's c6 fails to Bxe7. Good problem!!!