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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 15 Mar '08 09:51 / 2 edits
    Forget the insanely difficult retrograde analysis and cunning but unrealistic mates in two. Let's have some simple but fun problems



    White to play and checkmate every king on the board in 1
  2. 15 Mar '08 11:28
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Forget the insanely difficult retrograde analysis and cunning but unrealistic mates in two. Let's have some simple but fun problems

    [fen]1K5R/2Bk1k2/2k1pPk1/2pk1k1N/2k3kP/1R1NkkP1/2B2p2/3R1Q2[/fen]

    White to play and checkmate every king on the board in 1
    1. Ne5##########
  3. 15 Mar '08 11:32
    hahaha, great notation.
  4. 15 Mar '08 11:36
    Originally posted by strokem1
    1. Ne5##########
    How does that checkmate the White King?
  5. 15 Mar '08 11:42
    Originally posted by Bifrost
    How does that checkmate the White King?
    hmmm.... that is a good question... I guess I need to rethink this problem then...
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Mar '08 18:17
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    ...and cunning but unrealistic mates in two.
    This is a much more realistic alternative.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Mar '08 18:18
    Originally posted by strokem1
    hmmm.... that is a good question... I guess I need to rethink this problem then...
    LOL
  8. 16 Mar '08 08:55
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This is a much more realistic alternative.
    Yeah! If you want to be unrealistic, go the whole hog. And who's to say this couldn't happen in a game? :p
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Mar '08 17:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Yeah! If you want to be unrealistic, go the whole hog. And who's to say this couldn't happen in a game? :p
    It'd have to be a game that is neither chess nor Rex Multiplex [pawns can promote to K].


    Mate in 1
    Atomic Chess with Checkmate and extra-set pieces allowed.
  10. 16 Mar '08 17:49 / 1 edit
    Well this is fun.



    White to play and mate all of his own kings in 1, andernach chess.
  11. 16 Mar '08 18:09
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Well this is fun.

    [fen]2RBbrq1/k1K1KPr1/3KK3/1bRPPK2/4Q3/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to play and mate all of his own kings in 1, andernach chess.
    Are you allowing color change on the promotion?
  12. 16 Mar '08 20:56
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Well this is fun.

    [fen]2RBbrq1/k1K1KPr1/3KK3/1bRPPK2/4Q3/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to play and mate all of his own kings in 1, andernach chess.
    fxe8=bN#

    Whatever andernach chess is, I assume it allows colour changing pieces and multiple kings.
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Mar '08 23:21
    Originally posted by Bifrost
    fxe8=bN#

    Whatever andernach chess is, I assume it allows colour changing pieces and multiple kings.
    Andernach = pieces change color after they capture. It does not allow for multiple Kings.
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '08 05:08
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It'd have to be a game that is neither chess nor Rex Multiplex [pawns can promote to K].

    [fen]3kk3/QB2k2N/Qpp1k2N/Qpp1k3/Qpp1k3/QN2k2N/4k2N/1K1kk3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Mate in 1
    Atomic Chess with Checkmate and extra-set pieces allowed.
    Oh, snap! Pawns in the blast radius don't explode. Fortuitously, the masterpiece can yet be saved:


    Mate in 1
    Atomic Chess
  15. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    12 Apr '08 06:22
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Oh, snap! Pawns in the blast radius don't explode. Fortuitously, the masterpiece can yet be saved:

    [fen]3kk3/QB2k2N/Qrr1k2N/Qrr1k3/Qrr1k3/QN2k2N/4k2N/1K1kk3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Mate in 1
    Atomic Chess
    you people are insane..lol