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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 Feb '07 13:17


    White to play. Black and White cooperate. White's 3rd move stalemates Black.
    The problem has 4 solutions.
  2. 19 Feb '07 14:46 / 1 edit
    i think this is one (corner, with knght):
    c8(N) Rd7+
    Kxd7 Ka8
    Kc7
  3. 19 Feb '07 15:00 / 2 edits
    another (corner, with rook):
    c8(R) Rc7
    Rxc7+ Ka8
    Kc8

    and (i like this one best!):
    Ke8 Ka7
    c8(Q) Rc7
    Kxc7

    edit: can't figure out the last one
  4. 19 Feb '07 15:10
    c8Q+ Ka7
    Qc6 Rc7
    Kxc7
  5. 19 Feb '07 15:13
    Try this one: Black to play and what would you play?

    Quite a good puzzle.
  6. 19 Feb '07 15:20 / 1 edit
    oops, my last solution was flawed.. ian's is the correct version
  7. 19 Feb '07 15:25
    Originally posted by pootstick
    edit: can't figure out the last one
    Well, we have rook, knight and queen so
    1.c8B+ Ka7 2.Bb7 Rc7 3.Kxc7
  8. 19 Feb '07 15:25
    I'll try...
    1. c8Q+ Ka7
    2. Qc6 Rc7
    3. Kxc7
  9. 19 Feb '07 15:26 / 1 edit
    Didn't realise ilywrin was posting a similar solution at the same time...
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Feb '07 16:40 / 1 edit
    I know this is a miniature and AUW (probably the economy record for AUW), but I really don't like the repeated move 1.Rc7 in three different solutions.