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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 12 Apr '12 03:51
    The goal is to construct a position under the following conditions:

    white material: 1 king, 1 knight, 1 pawn
    black material: 1 king, 1 queen

    Neither side is in check, black is to move, and white wins.

    Good luck, bet you can't get it!
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    12 Apr '12 18:07 / 6 edits
    My first thought is this, but the Queen can take the Pawn (or Knight)

  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    13 Apr '12 03:17 / 3 edits


    Black can get a draw here by taking the Pawn with the Queen. Not a solution
  4. 13 Apr '12 13:12 / 3 edits

    White threatens mate in one with 1.Nc6 mate. Black needs a check to stop it.
    Any check along the the rank will be answered with 2.Nc6+ Black must take
    the Knight and you end up with this position and Black to play.


    And with Black to play that is a White win.
  5. 17 Apr '12 03:20
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [fen]1k1N4/1P6/1K6/7q/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White threatens mate in one with 1.Nc6 mate. Black needs a check to stop it.
    Any check along the the rank will be answered with 2.Nc6+ Black must take
    the Knight and you end up with this position and Black to play.

    [fen]1k6/1P6/2K5/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 3[/fen]
    And with Black to play that is a White win.
    And that's why he is GP

    Really nice!
  6. 17 Apr '12 09:09 / 1 edit
    Not GP but E. Pogosjants 1977


    White to play and win.

    1.b7+ Kb8 2.Kb6


    Recognise this.
  7. 23 Apr '12 05:37
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [fen]1k1N4/1P6/1K6/7q/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White threatens mate in one with 1.Nc6 mate. Black needs a check to stop it.
    Any check along the the rank will be answered with 2.Nc6+ Black must take
    the Knight and you end up with this position and Black to play.

    [fen]1k6/1P6/2K5/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 3[/fen]
    And with Black to play that is a White win.
    well done!