Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
    29 Apr '05
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    13 Jan '07 10:39
    Looking at the current thread list I thought it time for some chess puzzles again 🙂

    White to move and win.


  2. Joined
    12 Mar '03
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    14 Jan '07 08:24
    3.Kh6
  3. Joined
    08 Jan '06
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    14 Jan '07 08:46
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    3.Kh6
    how do you figure that
    the black queen could move because the king's not in check
  4. Joined
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    14 Jan '07 08:54
    Originally posted by sofar55
    how do you figure that
    the black queen could move because the king's not in check
    I believe the variation Mephisto is looking at is: 1.Rc7+ Rd7 2.Qc5+ Kd8 3.Kh6! (zz) any move now results either in the loss of the queen or a checkmate.
  5. Joined
    29 Apr '05
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    14 Jan '07 20:22
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    I believe the variation Mephisto is looking at is: 1.Rc7+ Rd7 2.Qc5+ Kd8 3.Kh6! (zz) any move now results either in the loss of the queen or a checkmate.
    correct. here's another one, white to move and win. not too difficult though 🙂

  6. Joined
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    15 Jan '07 00:202 edits
    Very nice.

    1. Ra4+ Kg5
    2. Rc5+ Kf6
    3. Ra6+ Ke7
    4. Rc7+ Kd8
    5. Rh7!!

    threatens 6. Ra8 mate

    if 5. ... Qc8
    6. Rh8+

    if 5. ... Qg2
    6. Ra8+ Qxa8
    7. Rh8+ K moves
    8. Rxa8

    if 5. ... Qxh7
    6. Ra8+ K moves
    7. Rxh8
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