Originally posted by AlethiaThey're easy because they're too forcing. Once the right first move is considered, the puzzle is solved instantly, because the losing side can't even put up any resistance.
Yes. I am getting quite depressed about how everyone finds these easy.
Originally posted by AlethiaWhite can't give mate. In fact, neither side can, because the position is illegal.
Adding another one... If it works (there is no guarantee) then it should be one of my harder puzzles. White to play and mate.
[fen]r1b1nrk1/1pq2p1p/p1N1PbNn/3p1P2/1P4N1/2Q3P1/1BP2PP1/R3KB1R w - - 0 1[/fen]
Originally posted by Alethia1.e8R! K~ 2.0-0-0-0-0-0 mate!!
I know there are three knights.. one is a queened pawn, okay!
Here's one from a chess tutoring book which is amusing. White to mate in 2. Note: Now it has been outlawed, but at the time some German GM's lost a considerable sum of money after taking 5 minutes!
[fen]8/4P3/8/8/8/7R/1k6/4K2R w - - 0 1[/fen]