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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Dec '07 20:10


    H#5
  2. 08 Dec '07 21:03
    Couldn't it be (one example):
    1. Bxc2 Rxc2+
    2. Ka1 b2+
    3. Kxa2 b1=Q
    4. Ka3 ~
    5. Ka4 Ra2#

    Or is the mate for white instead?
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Dec '07 22:51
    Originally posted by mjolnir
    Couldn't it be (one example):
    1. Bxc2 Rxc2+
    2. Ka1 b2+
    3. Kxa2 b1=Q
    4. Ka3 ~
    5. Ka4 Ra2#

    Or is the mate for white instead?
    In helpmates, Black moves first, and White's last move [in this one, his 5th move] mates Black.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Dec '07 23:20
    Awesome problem. I won't give away the solution just yet, so that others have a chance to solve it.

    Solution PM'ed.
  5. 08 Dec '07 23:51
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Awesome problem. I won't give away the solution just yet, so that others have a chance to solve it.

    Solution PM'ed.
    PM'ed sol is correct
  6. 09 Dec '07 09:14
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    In helpmates, Black moves first, and White's last move [in this one, his 5th move] mates Black.
    Thank you
  7. 09 Dec '07 16:34
    This is a seriously difficult problem... I've been working on it for quite a while and the answer's still not arisen.