Hard Chess Problem

ark13
Posers and Puzzles 28 Aug '05 18:40
1. ark13
Enola Straight
28 Aug '05 18:40
White clearly has a draw by repetitive check, despite being down material. But does he have something else? White to play and win.
2. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
29 Aug '05 01:45
Originally posted by ark13
White clearly has a draw by repetitive check, despite being down material. But does he have something else? White to play and win.
3. 29 Aug '05 04:27
Originally posted by ark13
White clearly has a draw by repetitive check, despite being down material. But does he have something else? White to play and win.
piece of cactus. i dont wanna spoil fun so i keep solution unposted
4. 29 Aug '05 09:00
Originally posted by Jusuh
piece of cactus. i dont wanna spoil fun so i keep solution unposted
seconded
5. ark13
Enola Straight
29 Aug '05 17:23
Originally posted by Jusuh
piece of cactus. i dont wanna spoil fun so i keep solution unposted
Why don't you PM it to me? I seriously doubt that you have the answer.
6. ark13
Enola Straight
29 Aug '05 20:03
ilywrin has the solution correct!
7. 29 Aug '05 20:082 edits
FEN from puzzle from ilywrin's profile. I have to see it.

"(White to play and mate in 2 moves) If you cannot solve it without moving the pieces, then chess is probably not your game ðŸ™‚"

Uh oh. I think I can get it in 3...
8. 29 Aug '05 20:22
Originally posted by Coconut
FEN from puzzle from ilywrin's profile. I have to see it.

[fen]b7/8/k1B5/8/K7/8/8/1R4B1 w --[/fen]

"(White to play and mate in 2 moves) If you cannot solve it without moving the pieces, then chess is probably not your game ðŸ™‚"

Uh oh. I think I can get it in 3...
That one is easy enough - I can't currently get the initial one.
9. ark13
Enola Straight
29 Aug '05 20:45
Originally posted by Coconut
FEN from puzzle from ilywrin's profile. I have to see it.

[fen]b7/8/k1B5/8/K7/8/8/1R4B1 w --[/fen]

"(White to play and mate in 2 moves) If you cannot solve it without moving the pieces, then chess is probably not your game ðŸ™‚"

Uh oh. I think I can get it in 3...
I got it. Do you want the solution?
10. PBE6
Bananarama
29 Aug '05 21:24
Originally posted by ark13
I got it. Do you want the solution?
I do. I suck at these.
11. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
30 Aug '05 03:57
Originally posted by PBE6
I do. I suck at these.
The obvious move is 1. Rb6+ however a quick check shows this leads to a mate in 3.

Quicker is 1. Rb7 Bxb7 (only move) 2. Bb5#

It's an easy problem because there is only one move to find. Black's move is forced.
12. PBE6
Bananarama
30 Aug '05 14:55
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
The obvious move is 1. Rb6+ however a quick check shows this leads to a mate in 3.

Quicker is 1. Rb7 Bxb7 (only move) 2. Bb5#

It's an easy problem because there is only one move to find. Black's move is forced.
Thanks Xanthos. I meant I want the solution for the main problem though. I suck extra hard at that one.
13. ark13
Enola Straight
30 Aug '05 16:50
I only have one correct solution so far. Mephisto!
14. 31 Aug '05 11:26
Originally posted by ark13
I only have one correct solution so far. Mephisto!
how many incorrects you have kid?
15. ark13
Enola Straight
31 Aug '05 13:30
Originally posted by Jusuh
how many incorrects you have kid?
I've had three people give up and ask for the solution, which I provided.