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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Oct '09 10:41
    Let us start with an easy one:

    White to move



    Author: Karel van der Weide
  2. 29 Oct '09 14:33 / 2 edits
    No, Sebastian Filippas - Ivan Salgado Lopez, European Youth Chess Championship/Fermo 2009
  3. 29 Oct '09 15:27
    oh okay, sorry
  4. 29 Oct '09 15:37
    Black is a 17 or 18 year old GM yet he walked into this; they are awarding those titles to almost anyone nowadays
  5. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    29 Oct '09 16:01 / 1 edit
    I'm not very good at these things, but I think Rxh7 is a win.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    29 Oct '09 22:13
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Black is a 17 or 18 year old GM yet he walked into this; they are awarding those titles to almost anyone nowadays
    If Kramnik can get mated in one, anything's possible.
  7. 29 Oct '09 22:57 / 1 edit


  8. 05 Dec '09 19:02
    Rxh7 is the right move here!
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    06 Dec '09 08:34
    Originally posted by romwel
    Rxh7 is the right move here!
    Followed by
    ...Kxh7
    Qh5 #

    Doesn't work if you do something else
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    06 Dec '09 12:04
    Yes what if black upsets the board instead of playing Kxh7 ?

    Or the mock heart attack?

    Or "Look behind you!"

    Black still has many good replies to Rxh7 ... unfortunately none of them are legal chess moves.