# Composition Problem!

lightwave
Posers and Puzzles 12 Apr '12 03:51
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! ðŸ™‚
2. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
12 Apr '12 18:076 edits
My first thought is this, but the Queen can take the Pawn (or Knight)

3. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
13 Apr '12 03:173 edits

Black can get a draw here by taking the Pawn with the Queen. Not a solution ðŸ˜•
4. 13 Apr '12 13:123 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 ðŸ™‚

Really nice!
6. 17 Apr '12 09:091 edit
Not GP but E. Pogosjants 1977

White to play and win.

1.b7+ Kb8 2.Kb6

Recognise this. ðŸ™‚
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!