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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member emanon
    Student
    15 May '07 16:03


    How does white win?
  2. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 May '07 16:04
    Originally posted by emanon
    [fen]1r1r3k/6pp/1q6/3Q2N1/8/8/5PPP/7K w - - 0 1[/fen]

    How does white win?
    Smothered mate.
  3. 15 May '07 16:09
    Originally posted by emanon
    [fen]1r1r3k/6pp/1q6/3Q2N1/8/8/5PPP/7K w - - 0 1[/fen]

    How does white win?
    By geting a checkmate on black.
  4. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 May '07 16:36
    Now seriously.

    Unless I've missed something:
    1. Nf7+ Kg8
    2. Nh6+ Kh8
    3. Qg8+ Rxg8
    4. Nf7#


    If 2... Kf8
    3. Qf7#
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    15 May '07 17:48
    you could fool them with qg8 hope they bring the rook over then its checkmate.
  6. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 May '07 17:50
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    you could fool them with qg8 hope they bring the rook over then its checkmate.
    Yes, but normally chess problems aren't solved hoping that the opponent woud do a suboptimal move. I think this one was expecting best play from boh sides.
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    15 May '07 18:00
    lol, true...its better than my usuall answer though....run and cry in the corner:'(
  8. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 May '07 18:04
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    lol, true...its better than my usuall answer though....run and cry in the corner:'(
    Ahah. Try to solve a few then you'll get the hang of it. But this is a regular mating pattern so you should know it.
  9. Standard member EinsteinMind
    Seeker
    18 May '07 00:08
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Yes, but normally chess problems aren't solved hoping that the opponent woud do a suboptimal move. I think this one was expecting best play from boh sides.
    not the best play from both sides. just the fact that black has no other options except to run from the checks and make the game last as long as possible.