Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    17 Aug '05 11:46 / 3 edits
    A friend of mine will marry this weekend and we want to make a little gag (fun) by giving him a chess puzzle to solve. The idea was that the puzzle's solution is to sacrify the queen to mate the opponent. But he should not sacrify his queen/wife anyway, so he will (have to) loose the game.
    As we will perform the game/position with (real) persons there should not be too many pieces on the "board", perhaps a smaler 5x5 board is better. The puzzle should be fairly easy as he is not a pro and everyone shpuld follow it and he will solve it (with hints) in one minute or so.
    If you have any ideas, suggestions or proposals, please post them here as soon as possible!
    Thanks a lot,
    Thomas

    My very fist and poor proposal, just look at the upperleft 5x5 squares:

    black to move, the queen gets the white pawn, the (black) king gets the queen and then the bishop will mate by moving away 2 squares.
    There are many many more solutions, so it's bad. Please help!
  2. 17 Aug '05 12:13 / 1 edit


    white to move



    not very deep, but at least fiancee must sac the queen
  3. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    17 Aug '05 12:30 / 2 edits
    Qxa7 Kxa7 Ra6#
    or
    Qxa7 Bxa7 Bc6+ Rb7 and then? (Rd8 is defended by Bb8)
    but... good. I will think about it.
    th
  4. 17 Aug '05 14:12
    Originally posted by thire
    Qxa7 Kxa7 Ra6#
    or
    Qxa7 Bxa7 Bc6+ Rb7 and then? (Rd8 is defended by Bb8)
    but... good. I will think about it.
    th
    Qxa7 Bxa7 Bc6+ Rb7 Bxb7 is mate as far i know
  5. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    17 Aug '05 14:45
    Originally posted by thire
    If you have any ideas, suggestions or proposals, please post them here as soon as possible!
    Just tie your friend to a tree on his stag night, naked and 20 miles from home.
  6. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    18 Aug '05 07:34
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    Qxa7 Bxa7 Bc6+ Rb7 Bxb7 is mate as far i know
    yep, I see thanks,
    th
  7. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    19 Aug '05 12:18
    okay, just one proposal :'(
    but a friend (User 36633) poposed me do do something like the "smothered mate". (German) wikipedia helped me and it's decided.
    Just to let you know:

    black to move.
    Thomas (I hope the finacé does not read this here...)
  8. 19 Aug '05 12:31
    you mean you are going to choose that unoriginal piece of c*ap puzzle over my cunning one

    oh well at least i have material if some of my friends get married...
  9. 19 Aug '05 14:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by thire
    okay, just one proposal :'(
    but a friend (User 36633) poposed me do do something like the "smothered mate". (German) wikipedia helped me and it's decided.
    Just to let you know:
    [fen]8/8/8/8/3k4/n2q4/PP6/K1R5 b - - [/fen]
    black to move.
    Thomas (I hope the finacé does not read this here...)
    Or even better:

    1...Qb1+ 2.Qxb1 Nb3 #
  10. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    19 Aug '05 14:48 / 1 edit
    yes, but it's his wedding, not my comedy show
    and neither yours
    thanks anyway
    th
  11. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    19 Aug '05 14:54
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    you mean you are going to choose that unoriginal piece of c*ap puzzle over my cunning one

    oh well at least i have material if some of my friends get married...
    oups I almost overlooked your post.
    but you can use your perfect proposal AND mine for your friends wedding
    th