Originally posted by QuirineHow about 1.e4 Nf6 2.Qe2 (2.f3) 2...Nxe4 3.f3 (3.Qe2) 3....Ng3 4.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 5.Kf2 Nxh1#.
In a game white plays 1.e4
On the 5th move a knight takes a rook checkmate.
Who gets mated is open.
How did the game go?
Originally posted by BigDoggProblemCorrect! How long did it take you to solve this?
How about 1.e4 Nf6 2.Qe2 (2.f3) 2...Nxe4 3.f3 (3.Qe2) 3....Ng3 4.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 5.Kf2 Nxh1#.
[fen]rnb1kb1r/ppppqppp/8/8/8/5P2/PPPP1KPP/RNB2BNn w kq - 0 6[/fen]
Pity about the dual on move 2. Otherwise, a nice problem.
Originally posted by QuirineIt took me awhile to solve this. I solved in my head during slow points at work, but finally got it at home (using a board sure helps!). I'd say an hour or two of total thought.
Correct! How long did it take you to solve this?
If you're interested here's a link about this problem. It states that even Kasparov and several other very strong GM's couldn't solve this.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblema) 1.d3 e6 2.Qd2 Ba3 3.Qb4 f6 4.Qf8+ Bxf8
In a Proof Game, the final position is given to you. A good example is:
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp2pp/4pp2/8/8/3P4/PPP1PPPP/RNB1KBNR w KQkq - 0 5[/fen]
Position after Black's 4th move. How did the game go?
b) remove Black's Queen
Originally posted by ilywrinDepending on who it is to move it's Nxf7# or Nxc2#.
Just laid my eyes on a beautiful problem and not too complicated at that: Mate in 1
EDITED: FEN problems
Originally posted by XanthosNZYou're missing the point. You have to deduce whose move it is.
Depending on who it is to move it's Nxf7# or Nxc2#.
Doesn't seem that beautiful to me. And nothing compared to a Babson Task.