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    25 Jul '07 09:45
    Easy problem with only two things that need to be analysed. Have shown this to beginners to test their ability to look forward/their ability to notice that the black rook can do nothing effective.
  2. Standard memberPalynka
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    25 Jul '07 10:04
    Pretty easy, but I like it.

    Will you be posting slightly harder ones?
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    25 Jul '07 19:49
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Easy problem with only two things that need to be analysed. Have shown this to beginners to test their ability to look forward/their ability to notice that the black rook can do nothing effective.
    [fen]8/8/8/8/8/1p6/R7/RK1k3r [/fen]
    You don't say what the question is? White to play and mate in 2, is it?
  4. Standard memberwittywonka
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    26 Jul '07 02:524 edits
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Easy problem with only two things that need to be analysed. Have shown this to beginners to test their ability to look forward/their ability to notice that the black rook can do nothing effective.
    [fen]8/8/8/8/8/1p6/R7/RK1k3r [/fen]
    Whose move is it?
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    26 Jul '07 04:501 edit
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Whose move is it?
    It's probably white: 1...Rg2 Any 2.Kb2#
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    26 Jul '07 10:50
    black to move is a little more interesting

    at least if some form of chance at success were involved ..

    the rank beginner hastily takes the rook, but other options exist.

    white to move is simply nasty...

    i think i'll have another red...
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    26 Jul '07 14:441 edit
    Originally posted by kenan
    It's probably white: 1...Rg2 Any 2.Kb2#
    1.Rg2 0-0-0 2.Kb2 Rxa1 3.Kxa1 Kxg2 draw

    White to move: Kb2 wins.
    Black to move: O-O-O draws
  8. Standard memberPalynka
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    26 Jul '07 14:50
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    1.Rg2 0-0-0 2.Kb2 Rxa1 3.Kxa1 Kxg2 draw

    White to move: Kb2 wins.
    Black to move: O-O-O draws
    Look again.
  9. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    26 Jul '07 15:58
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    1.Rg2 0-0-0 2.Kb2 Rxa1 3.Kxa1 Kxg2 draw

    White to move: Kb2 wins.
    Black to move: O-O-O draws
    0-0-0? Now that's some creative castling.
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    26 Jul '07 16:421 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    0-0-0? Now that's some creative castling.
    Better and much more creative is 1...Kc3!!! with an instant checkmate.

    😏
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    26 Jul '07 17:22
    Originally posted by kenan
    Better and much more creative is 1...Kc3!!! with an instant checkmate.

    😏
    neh If black plays 1...Kc3 white could escape thanks to 2. Kg6! (where are we talking about 🙄 )
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    26 Jul '07 20:20
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    0-0-0? Now that's some creative castling.
    Congratz. You are not total beginner.
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    26 Jul '07 21:21
    Originally posted by MetBierOp
    neh If black plays 1...Kc3 white could escape thanks to 2. Kg6! (where are we talking about 🙄 )
    But before all that, white will play 1.Kc3!!!! with another instant checkmate. 😀
  14. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    26 Jul '07 21:38
    Originally posted by kenan
    But before all that, white will play 1.Kc3!!!! with another instant checkmate. 😀
    1.KxK!!!!!

    pwned
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    26 Jul '07 22:52
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    1.KxK!!!!!

    pwned
    Not checkmate and not a win, so therefore not pwned

    PWNED
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