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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 May '08 11:38
    Find all the #s.... in one move. Not many, trust me.

  2. 18 May '08 11:41 / 1 edit
    Nice idea... I count 6 after studying it for only a few seconds!
    1. Qd5#
    2. Bh3#
    3. Qf7#
    4. Qh6#
    5. Nbd5#
    6. Ncd5#

    Can anyone add to those?

    EDIT: Aha! A sneaky trick!

    1. Nxa5 stalemate
  3. 18 May '08 11:49
    2. Bh3#
    I can subtract that one.
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 May '08 11:53
    Originally posted by mjolnir
    Nice idea... I count 6 after studying it for only a few seconds!
    1. Qd5#
    2. Bh3#
    3. Qf7#
    4. Qh6#
    5. Nbd5#
    6. Ncd5#

    Can anyone add to those?

    EDIT: Aha! A sneaky trick!

    1. Nxa5 stalemate
    A few more seconds shows that 2 of your mates are not!

    Qd5 is not possible (you probably meant Qf5 but that is not mate either) Bh3 is not mate because Queen can block.

    So 4 checkmates, 1 stalemate.
  5. 18 May '08 12:02
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    A few more seconds shows that 2 of your mates are not!

    Qd5 is not possible (you probably meant Qf5 but that is not mate either) Bh3 is not mate because Queen can block.

    So 4 checkmates, 1 stalemate.
    1. Qd5# is OK for black
  6. 18 May '08 13:11
    Originally posted by mjolnir
    Nice idea... I count 6 after studying it for only a few seconds!
    1. Qd5#
    2. Bh3#
    3. Qf7#
    4. Qh6#
    5. Nbd5#
    6. Ncd5#

    Can anyone add to those?

    EDIT: Aha! A sneaky trick!

    1. Nxa5 stalemate
    Nbd5 and Ncd5 are not allowed, but I suppose you meant Nbd4# and Ncd4#. I count 4 for White, 1 for Black, all have been mentioned already.

    1. Nbd4#
    1. Ncd4#
    1. Qh6#
    1. Qf7#
    1. ... Qd5#

    ...is 1. Rh1 Qd5# counted as 'mate in one' too?
  7. 18 May '08 13:27
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Nbd5 and Ncd5 are not allowed, but I suppose you meant Nbd4# and Ncd4#. I count 4 for White, 1 for Black, all have been mentioned already.

    1. Nbd4#
    1. Ncd4#
    1. Qh6#
    1. Qf7#
    1. ... Qd5#

    ...is 1. Rh1 Qd5# counted as 'mate in one' too?
    Yes I meant Nbd4 and Ncd4. Sorry. And whoever said Bh3 is not mate, you are absolutely right- but Qd5# is correct...

    I stand by my assumption that there is a stalemate option with Nxa5.
  8. 18 May '08 13:35
    Originally posted by mjolnir
    Yes I meant Nbd4 and Ncd4. Sorry. And whoever said Bh3 is not mate, you are absolutely right- but Qd5# is correct...

    I stand by my assumption that there is a stalemate option with Nxa5.
    Stalemate is something different than checkmate.
  9. 18 May '08 14:17
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Stalemate is something different than checkmate.
    Wow, really? But the thread asked how many mates- checkmate is when a king is checked and they can't move, stalemate is when a king isn't in check and they can't move. Ask the OP- I make sense to me and me alone.
  10. 18 May '08 14:26
    Originally posted by mjolnir
    Wow, really? But the thread asked how many mates- checkmate is when a king is checked and they can't move, stalemate is when a king isn't in check and they can't move. Ask the OP- I make sense to me and me alone.
    In Dutch the distinction is easier: 'mat' and 'pat'. In English, indeed, checkmate and stale'mate' looks more similar. Indeed, you might be right, perhaps the stalemate is asked for as well.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 May '08 16:23
    Originally posted by luskin
    1. Qd5# is OK for black
    Ah!
  12. 18 May '08 17:45
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Ah!
    Aha.
  13. 19 May '08 01:09
    At first I thought stalemate might be correct too, since its "mate" and why else should it all be nicely set up for that Nxa5 move? But in the opening post it says how many #s. And that means only checkmates right?
  14. 19 May '08 01:25
    Another thing: It says mate in one and since it doesn't tell which side to move first and who to checkmate, would something like 1. Qa8 Nc5# be a solution? If yes, I can see quite a lot more solutions