Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    22 Nov '07 17:08


    White to play and mate in 2.
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    23 Nov '07 10:13
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    [fen]3k1BQr/3N4/4BK2/8/8/8/8/8[/fen]

    White to play and mate in 2.
    I think it is actually mate in 3

    1.Qg3 Rxf8+ 2.Nxf8 Ke8 3.Qb8#
  3. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    23 Nov '07 16:081 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I think it is actually mate in 3

    1.Qg3 Rxf8+ 2.Nxf8 Ke8 3.Qb8#
  4. Joined
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    23 Nov '07 16:16
    Hence "joke problem" white to play and mate in 2.

    = silly answer abound.
  5. Berks.
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    23 Nov '07 19:15
    1. Rh1
    2. Bd6#
  6. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    23 Nov '07 21:24
    Originally posted by Peakite
    1. Rh1
    2. Bd6#
    Or, series mate in 2: 1.Qg3 2.Qb8#
  7. Joined
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    24 Nov '07 08:18
    good ideas certainly, the answer I had in mind was a normal move order.
  8. Joined
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    24 Nov '07 08:57
    1.Qg3 any (besides Rxf8+) 2.Qb8#
  9. Joined
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    25 Nov '07 15:52
    Answer I was looking for - 1. Be9+! Black only has 1... Kd9 and 2. Bf7#
  10. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    25 Nov '07 16:29
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Answer I was looking for - 1. Be9+! Black only has 1... Kd9 and 2. Bf7#
    Has anyone ever been booed out of a chess club before? 😀
  11. Joined
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    25 Nov '07 16:52
    I have a very appreciative (or tolerant?) club 😉
  12. B is for bye bye
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    25 Nov '07 19:46
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    1.Qg3 any (besides Rxf8+) 2.Qb8#
    or except Rh6+
  13. Joined
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    25 Nov '07 21:51
    Originally posted by Gastel
    or except Rh6+
    yeah... that too.
  14. Standard memberivan2908
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    25 Nov '07 22:121 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Answer I was looking for - 1. Be9+! Black only has 1... Kd9 and 2. Bf7#
    Where is problem? The king just have to use his turbo mega-bombastic jetpack to flight to ahg476984, chess quadrat yet undiscovered? no?

    Seriously, very nice problem-joke. I like how king can't escape to 10th row either :-)

    The solution would involve some serious lateral thinking. Anybody from your club managed to solve it? 😛
  15. Joined
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    26 Nov '07 18:11
    Yes, suspiciously enough. After seing my "white to play and mate in a half" where the answer was just to pick up a piece and not put it down, people have got used to my type of puzzles 😉
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