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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  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 16:00 / 1 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 16:03 / 1 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 16:11 / 2 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.

    [edit]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 16:37 / 1 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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!!!