# Check = Mate

David113
Posers and Puzzles 26 Dec '06 14:28
1. 26 Dec '06 14:28
1. If the player who checks first is the winner, show how White can win in 5 moves from the initial position.
2. Suppose white is allowed to move only his knights. Can he still win (= be the first player to check the opponent's king)? in how many moves?
2. 01 Jan '07 20:09
no
3. 01 Jan '07 22:13
this is called "one check chess", it was in vogue about 80 years ago around New York City until Frank Marshall pointed out that 1. Knight-c3 wins and cannot be stopped. It checks in 3 moves.
4. 01 Jan '07 22:24
Wrong answer. White cannot force a check in 3 moves.
5. 01 Jan '07 22:36
well. I've looked at a board and can't figure out how to stop it, please enlighten me, what does black do to prevent a check in three?
6. 01 Jan '07 22:46
I think e6 prevents check in 3
7. 01 Jan '07 22:47
Originally posted by idioms
I think e6 prevents check in 3
nope, knight-b5 and it's check on the move
8. 01 Jan '07 22:57
Originally posted by GreatSantini
nope, knight-b5 and it's check on the move
Ke7
9. 01 Jan '07 23:02
Originally posted by idioms
Ke7
OMIGOD....you're right....Nc3 is still a bust to one-check chess, but I guess it is 5 moves.