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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 25 May '07 20:28


    This is a position i had in one of my games. I thought it was interesting. It's probably easy to find forced mate but I thought I would share it. Post forced mate positions of your own if you want.

    Find forced mate. Black to move.
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 May '07 20:45
    Originally posted by stan3221
    [fen]r4rk1/2q2ppp/3b1n2/3p4/b2Np2N/2B1P1P1/qP1K1P1P/3RQB1R w - - 0 1[/fen]

    This is a position i had in one of my games. I thought it was interesting. It's probably easy to find forced mate but I thought I would share it. Post forced mate positions of your own if you want.

    Find forced mate. Black to move.
    1...Qxb2+ 2.Bxb2 Bb4+
    3.Ke2 Qc4+ 4.Rd3 Qxd3#
    3.Bc3 Qxc3+ 4.Ke2 Qc4+ etc.

    Having 2 Qs rocks.
  3. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    25 May '07 20:50
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    1...Qxb2+ 2.Bxb2 Bb4+
    3.Ke2 Qc4+ 4.Rd3 Qxd3#
    3.Bc3 Qxc3+ 4.Ke2 Qc4+ etc.

    Having 2 Qs rocks.
    I refreshed this to check no-one had got in before me, beaten by a minute then.

    Having two queens isn't always too useful though. Was two up recently and lost (although I think by that point the game had been lost).
  4. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    25 May '07 20:53
  5. 25 May '07 20:53 / 1 edit
    I see this one: 1...Qxc3+ 2.Kxc3 Rc8+ 3.Kd2 Qxb2+ 4.Nc2 Qxc2# (for the first puzzle)
  6. 25 May '07 20:57
    chessjester got the order of moves that I actually played in my game.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 May '07 21:47
    Originally posted by Peakite
    [fen]3r4/2P4k/6qp/5ppP/4p3/6BP/P4PBK/2q5[/fen]
    Hmm...Black's R and Q are hanging. If Black's last move was ...c1Q, it was a major blunder.
  8. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    25 May '07 22:06


    Mate in one. White to move. MU HA HA!
  9. 25 May '07 22:28
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    [fen]8/3Q1Q2/2QRBRQ1/3BkB2/2QR1RQ1/3QKQ2/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Mate in one. White to move. MU HA HA!
    there's the culprit. Quick, grab him before he runs!
  10. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    26 May '07 20:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Hmm...Black's R and Q are hanging. If Black's last move was ...c1Q, it was a major blunder.
    Qxg6 actually (his queen), although the earlier c1=Q was a blunder. Thought his attack would not prove decisive enough.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    26 May '07 21:50
    Originally posted by Peakite
    Qxg6 actually (his queen), although the earlier c1=Q was a blunder. Thought his attack would not prove decisive enough.
    Ahh, I see. That makes more sense. Too bad you didn't get time for ....f4, shutting in that Bg3.
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 May '07 23:26
    Originally posted by artplayer
    there's the culprit. Quick, grab him before he runs!
    not possible (white would have had to have had at least 10 pawns, and there is no way black could have got in that position without being mated)
  13. Standard member emanon
    Student
    27 May '07 23:26 / 1 edit