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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Dec '06 11:27 / 2 edits

    Black to move and mate in 2 moves!
    There is a single answer!
  2. 18 Dec '06 14:00 / 1 edit
    White's last move was c4 (not e4 since wBf1 had to get out and be captured by one of the black pawns). So: 1...b:c3 2.~ c2#.
  3. 18 Dec '06 14:28
    Originally posted by David113
    White's last move was c4 (not e4 since wBf1 had to get out and be captured by one of the black pawns). So: 1...b:c3 2.~ c2#.
    Yes, that's right.
    But why must the Bf1 be captured by a pawn and not by an other black piece?
  4. 18 Dec '06 16:50
    Because there are 10 white pieces missing, and the black pawns made 10 captures.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    18 Dec '06 22:51
    Originally posted by woodworm
    [fen]8/3p4/3p4/2pPp3/1pPkPp2/1n1p1n2/P2p2P1/3K4 b - - 0 1[/fen]
    Black to move and mate in 2 moves!
    There is a single answer!
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