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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Jul '08 18:12


    Mate in 2.

    The piece on a4 is not a rook but a fairy piece called a chancellor or empress. It has the combined forces of rook + knight.
  2. 08 Jul '08 19:29 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by David113
    [fen]2n4B/1N3K2/n2P4/1Bpk1pp1/R7/4p1P1/2Pb4/8[/fen]

    Mate in 2.

    The piece on a4 is not a rook but a fairy piece called a chancellor or empress. It has the combined forces of rook + knight.
    Doesn't Black have Nxd6+ on any move (I assume the key move is neither a check or King move)

    edit: thanks to my hint I found key move 1. Cc4.
    edit 2:
    1. Ce4!
    1. ... Nb8 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Nc7 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Nb4 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Na7 2. Ce7#
    1. ... Nxd6+ 2. Cxd6#
    1. ... Nb6 2. Ce7#
    1. ... Ne7 2. Cxe7#
    1. ... c4 2. Cd4#
    1. ... Be1 2. Cxe3#
    1. ... Bc1 2. Cc3#
    1. ... Bc3 2. Cxc3#/Cxe3#
    1. ... Bb4 2. Cxe3#
    1. ... Ba5 2. Cxe3#
    1. ... Kxe4 2. Bc6#
    1. ... e2 2. Cxd2#
    1. ... f4 2. Cxg5#
    1. ... fxe4 2. c4#
    1. ... g4 2. Cf4#
  3. 08 Jul '08 21:55
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Doesn't Black have Nxd6+ on any move (I assume the key move is neither a check or King move)

    edit: thanks to my hint I found key move 1. Cc4.
    edit 2:
    [b]1. Ce4!

    1. ... Nb8 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Nc7 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Nb4 2. Cxc5#
    1. ... Na7 2. Ce7#
    1. ... Nxd6+ 2. Cxd6#
    1. ... Nb6 2. Ce7#
    1. ... Ne7 2. Cxe7#
    1. ... c4 2. Cd4#
    1. ... Be1 2. C ...[text shortened]... . Bc6#
    1. ... e2 2. Cxd2#
    1. ... f4 2. Cxg5#
    1. ... fxe4 2. c4#
    1. ... g4 2. Cf4#
    [/b]
    SOLV'D
  4. 09 Jul '08 17:37
    First fairy solve. I wonder, is a chancellor such a Queen placed upside down?