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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Dec '06 21:16 / 2 edits

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  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    18 Dec '06 22:16
    Originally posted by Alethia
    [fen]5brk/rp3ppb/3p3/1Pp5/Pn3B2/5N2/1Q3PP1/RN3K1R w - - 0 1[/fen]
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    White is up a Queen, so he's already winning. 1.Ng5 is the only merciful thing to do, putting Black out of his misery.
  3. 19 Dec '06 09:48
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    White is up a Queen, so he's already winning. 1.Ng5 is the only merciful thing to do, putting Black out of his misery.
    I don't get it! Why doesn't FEN quoting seem to work? kbaumen also had a problem.
    Oh, by the way, the +- sign (I think) means White GAINS a decisive advantage.
  4. 19 Dec '06 09:49
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    White is up a Queen, so he's already winning. 1.Ng5 is the only merciful thing to do, putting Black out of his misery.
    Yes... the pawn on h7 should be a bishop though. I did alter my FEN..
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Dec '06 17:18
    Originally posted by Alethia
    I don't get it! Why doesn't FEN quoting seem to work? kbaumen also had a problem.
    Oh, by the way, the +- sign (I think) means White GAINS a decisive advantage.
    White does not need to GAIN what he already HAS.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Dec '06 17:19
    Originally posted by Alethia
    Yes... the pawn on h7 should be a bishop though. I did alter my FEN..
    It makes no difference whether h7 is pawn, Bishop or Knight. Just 1.Ng5 and 2.Rxh7#
  7. 19 Dec '06 17:41
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    It makes no difference whether h7 is pawn, Bishop or Knight. Just 1.Ng5 and 2.Rxh7#
    What if h6? Blocking Rxh7# and Nf7#.
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Dec '06 17:44
    Originally posted by Alethia
    What if h6? Blocking Rxh7# and Nf7#.
    2.Rxh6#
  9. 19 Dec '06 18:50
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    2.Rxh6#
    Oh yes; sorry, it's been ages since that one was composed and the quoting FEN flustered me.