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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Jun '08 20:12

    Helpmate in 3
    a) diagram
    b) with wRb4 instead of Nb4.

    In a helpmate, White and Black cooperate to achieve checkmate of Black. Black moves first and White's 3rd move mates Black.
  2. 10 Jun '08 16:11
    a) 1... Nxc4 2. Nd5 Ne3 3. c4 Rf4 4. Nxe3#

    It's not too hard when you realize that c4 is necessary and that the knight has to give mate.

    Still working on b...
  3. Standard member preachingforjesus
    Iron Pillar
    10 Jun '08 18:29
    b. 1. ... Nxc4 Rxc4 2. Rxc3 Bxc3 3. Bc8 Bxc8

    seeing a helped
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Jun '08 18:40
    Originally posted by preachingforjesus
    b. 1. ... Nxc4 Rxc4 2. Rxc3 Bxc3 3. Bc8 Bxc8

    seeing a helped
    That's not mate - 4.Nd7 is possible.
  5. 13 Jun '08 14:19
    are you sure its all correct? R@b4? i tried for about 3 hours (with breaks) by now
  6. 13 Jun '08 15:07
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    are you sure its all correct? R@b4? i tried for about 3 hours (with breaks) by now
    Yes, it is possible with a wRb4.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    13 Jun '08 19:16
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    are you sure its all correct? R@b4? i tried for about 3 hours (with breaks) by now
    Yes, b) wRb4 is the correct stipulation. The solution is thematically similar to a).