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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 01 Feb '03 07:55
    the king have to be in a line without can move to another one and then mate with the kind
  2. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    01 Feb '03 11:07
    The opponents king has to be on an outside rank. Your king needs to be 2 squares further in ie: 1 square between the 2 kings. The rook then moves to the same rank as the opponent's king - check mate!


    Rhymester
  3. 16 Feb '03 12:42
    I still cant see how this is possible - can someone give a layout of a check mate scenario where one player only has a rook and a king
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    16 Feb '03 15:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Cheeky_Steve
    I still cant see how this is possible - can someone give a layout of a check mate scenario where one player only has a rook and a king
    White king on e1, Black king on e3, black rook moves to a1,b1,c1,g1 or h1. Checkmate.
  5. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    17 Feb '03 00:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Cheeky_Steve
    I still cant see how this is possible - can someone give a layout of a check mate scenario where one player only has a rook and a king
    Here's a link to my first game at RHP, and is maybe an example even though I still had a few other pieces, but the rook and king are used here to give checkmate.

    http://www.timeforchess.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=18

    regards, Marc
  6. Donation legionnaire
    Free Thinker
    17 Feb '03 03:28
    Originally posted by allhumanVM
    the king have to be in a line without can move to another one and then mate with the kind
    Yeah, that one is a pain. It's certainly possible, but it's easy to stalemate if you aren't careful!

    -mike
  7. Standard member zach918
    Banned
    19 Feb '03 21:58
    here is the game id number of an interesting game with the king-rook mate: 131799
  8. Standard member lionel
    Ray
    08 Mar '03 19:10
    That is a very long game. A good player could run you around for 40 moves
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Mar '03 23:43
    First off, lets start with

    White King on g2
    Black King on f4
    Black Rook on b3

    In this position White is almost forced to the corner. If white moves king to f2 the rook can force him into mate sooner. Grab your board, or use Winboard and see the Mate with a King and Rook for yourself ass follows:


    [Event "Mate"]
    [Site "My dumbputer"]
    [Date "2003.03.28"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "White"]
    [Black "Black"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [FEN "8/8/8/8/5k2/1r6/6K1/8 w - - 0 1"]
    [SetUp "1"]

    {--------------
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . k . .
    . r . . . . . .
    . . . . . . K .
    . . . . . . . .
    white to play
    --------------}
    1. Kh2 Kg4 2. Kg2 Rb2+ 3. Kf1 Kf3 4. Ke1 Ke3 5. Kd1 Kd3 6. Kc1 Rg2 7. Kb1
    Kc3 8. Ka1 Kb3 9. Kb1 Rg1#
    {Black mates} 0-1

  10. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    29 Mar '03 19:12
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    First off, lets start with

    White King on g2
    Black King on f4
    Black Rook on b3

    In this position White is almost forced to the corner. If white moves king to f2 the rook can force him into mate sooner. Grab your board, or use Winboard and see the Mate with a King and Rook for yourself ass follows:


    [Event "Mate"]
    [Site "My dumbputer"]
    [D ...[text shortened]... 1 Kf3 4. Ke1 Ke3 5. Kd1 Kd3 6. Kc1 Rg2 7. Kb1
    Kc3 8. Ka1 Kb3 9. Kb1 Rg1#
    {Black mates} 0-1

    correct me if i'm wrong, but the only combinations that cannot mate a king on his own are two knights, a singlw knight or a single bishop. everything else can. two bishops can, a knight and a bishop can (although this is extremly hard...), a rook can, and a queen can()
  11. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    30 Mar '03 14:17
    I think you are right, although I would consider my self VERY LUCKY if I pulled a Mate off with just 2 Bishops and a King! Also, perhaps the 2 Knights could do it if the loan King made mistakes.
  12. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    30 Mar '03 14:32
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    I think you are right, although I would consider my self VERY LUCKY if I pulled a Mate off with just 2 Bishops and a King! Also, perhaps the 2 Knights could do it if the loan King made mistakes.
    2 bishops is a definate mate (http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=149920), but i don't think 2 knights is. but yeah, maybe if they made a mistake...
  13. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    30 Mar '03 16:00
    Originally posted by genius
    2 bishops is a definate mate (http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=149920), but i don't think 2 knights is. but yeah, maybe if they made a mistake...
    Even after looking I would still consider myself lucky to pull the mate off with 2 bishops and a king... Especially from that start position you used. I just don't have it memorized as well as the Rook and King one (yet).

    Any time you want to set up a strange position feel free to invite me... Or even a game if you have time in your busy chess schedule. I am good for a move or 3 a day.
  14. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    30 Mar '03 16:33
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Even after looking I would still consider myself lucky to pull the mate off with 2 bishops and a king... Especially from that start position you used. I just don't have it memorized as well as the Rook and King one (yet).

    Any time you want to set up a strange position feel free to invite me... Or even a game if you have time in your busy chess schedule. I am good for a move or 3 a day.
    if and when i get an opening, i shall send one over!
  15. 06 Apr '03 16:32
    Originally posted by genius
    if and when i get an opening, i shall send one over!
    nice one genius