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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 May '08 17:03 / 2 edits

    White to play, #5, only white king can move


    White to play, #4, only white rook can move

    anybody know any others?
  2. 28 May '08 18:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    [fen]B7/N7/P7/B7/N7/R7/Q7/RK1k4 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to play, #5, only white king can move

    [fen]4B3/3R4/8/5Q2/P7/k4KP1/P7/4B3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to play, #4, only white rook can move

    anybody know any others?

    White to play, #5, only white king can move

    Single fen per post.
  3. 28 May '08 18:33

    White to play, #4, only white rook can move
  4. 28 May '08 18:50
    Oh, thanks. I didn't know that rule. I wondered what had gone wrong but thought maybe it was just me that couldn't see the images. Thanks for helping.
  5. 28 May '08 20:54
    Hmm... I do know this one:



    White to move and mate; only the last move may be with the Rook (all others must be King moves)
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    29 May '08 03:07
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    [fen]B7/N7/P7/B7/N7/R7/Q7/RK1k4 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to play, #5, only white king can move

    [b]Single fen per post.
    [/b]
    1. Kb2+ Ke2 2. Kc1+ Kf1 3. Kd1 Kg1 4. Ke2+ Kh2 5. Kf1#
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    29 May '08 03:09
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    [fen]4B3/3R4/8/5Q2/P7/k4KP1/P7/4B3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to play, #4, only white rook can move
    1. Rd2 Kb4 2. Rd3+ Kc4 3. Rb3 Kd4 4. Rb4#
  8. 29 May '08 07:13
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Hmm... I do know this one:

    [fen]7k/8/8/8/8/8/8/5R1K w - -[/fen]

    White to move and mate; only the last move may be with the Rook (all others must be King moves)
    1. Kh2 (takes opposition)
    White plays to retain opposition. If 1...Kg8 2. Kg2 Kh8 3. Kf3. As long as black stays on the h-file, white can stay on the f-file, eventually forcing mate on the h-file, where as if black stays on the g-file, white does the same, with the opposition and eventually white will play Kg6 when black is on g8 and black plays Kh8 then Rf8 mate.
  9. 29 May '08 08:36
    Good puzzle Heinzkat, and actually useful to remember for endgames. Also, well solved swiss. Do you know any of these style?


    White to play, #4, only moving pawns.
  10. 29 May '08 09:50
    1. g5 Kg7 2. f8=Q+ Kh7 3. g6#
    1. g5 Kh7 2. e8=Q Kg7 3. f8=Q+ Kh7 4. g6#
  11. 29 May '08 09:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dejection
    1. g5 Kg7 2. f8=Q+ Kh7 3. g6#
    1. g5 Kh7 2. e8=Q Kg7 3. f8=Q+ Kh7 4. g6#
    Seems slightly cooked then; I had
    1. g5 Kh7
    2. e8=N Kh8
    3. f8=Q+ Kh7
    4. g6#
  12. 29 May '08 10:02
    1. g5 Kh7
    2. e8=R Kg7
    3. f8=Q+ Kh7
    4. g6# works too.
  13. 29 May '08 14:46
    sorry, may have remembered it wrong. I saw most of these at school.
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    29 May '08 16:45
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Good puzzle Heinzkat, and actually useful to remember for endgames. Also, well solved swiss. Do you know any of these style?

    [fen]7k/4PP2/8/5K2/6P1/8/8/8 w[/fen]
    White to play, #4, only moving pawns.
    T.R. Dawson did one where White mates in 8 with a Queen, which does not move. I'll try to find that one later.