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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Dec '06 03:10
    BigDoggProblem was kind enough to point out to me that my previous problem was a dud. So im scatching that thread completely. I didn't check it through a program so I didnt see my flaws. Here is one that I know works.

    white to play and mate in 5
  2. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    07 Dec '06 03:23
    Originally posted by hypothetical
    BigDoggProblem was kind enough to point out to me that my previous problem was a dud. So im scatching that thread completely. I didn't check it through a program so I didnt see my flaws. Here is one that I know works.
    [fen]k7/Pp2p3/1P6/8/2p1r3/P3N3/PB6/K7[/fen]
    white to play and mate in 5
    Is this right?

    1. Nd5 Re1+
    2. Bc1 Rxc1+
    3. Kb2 Rc2+
    4. Kxc2 e4
    5. Nc7++
  3. 07 Dec '06 03:26
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Is this right?

    1. Nd5 Re1+
    2. Bc1 Rxc1+
    3. Kb2 Rc2+
    4. Kxc2 e4
    5. Nc7++
    yep. I knew it wouldnt take someone very long to figure it out.
  4. 07 Dec '06 16:31
    Just adding 3 pawns. White to play and mate in 7.

  5. 07 Dec '06 19:46
    Originally posted by hypothetical
    BigDoggProblem was kind enough to point out to me that my previous problem was a dud. So im scatching that thread completely. I didn't check it through a program so I didnt see my flaws. Here is one that I know works.
    [fen]k7/Pp2p3/1P6/8/2p1r3/P3N3/PB6/K7[/fen]
    white to play and mate in 5
    Very simple. I'm guessing that since you cannot stop mate after Nd5 then the other 3 moves are Black's lame checks to try and stall the mate.
  6. 07 Dec '06 19:47
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Just adding 3 pawns. White to play and mate in 7.

    [fen]k7/Pp2p3/1P2P3/8/p1p1r3/P3N3/PB1P4/K7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Pray tell me how this is different. Does Black have more checks?
  7. 07 Dec '06 20:13
    Originally posted by Alethia
    Pray tell me how this is different. Does Black have more checks?
    Stalemate has to be avoided. 1.Nd5 Re1+ 2.Bc1 Rxc1+ 3.Kb2 c3+! 4.Kxc1 d2+ 5.Kb2![5.Kxc2 stalemate]5... d1N+ 6.Ka1! ~ 7.Nc7#
  8. 08 Dec '06 17:55
    I have dropped my nice side in favour of my darker half. Cower before my unending sarcasm and laughable hypocrisy!
    Je deteste aider vous. Vous pouvez aller? J'aime quand tu sors et ne rentre pas.
  9. 08 Dec '06 17:55
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Stalemate has to be avoided. 1.Nd5 Re1+ 2.Bc1 Rxc1+ 3.Kb2 c3+! 4.Kxc1 d2+ 5.Kb2![5.Kxc2 stalemate]5... d1N+ 6.Ka1! ~ 7.Nc7#
    Very polite. I thank you for solving the puzzle for me.