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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Dec '06 18:51
    playing a casual OTB game recently I was surpised to learn that you can lose versus a king and knight. anyone guess the position?
  2. 18 Dec '06 18:53
    Let me just work out the FEN... it should be:
  3. 18 Dec '06 18:54
    Or:

    Is that supposed to be a puzzle?
  4. 18 Dec '06 18:55 / 1 edit
    with no other material than your king? Then it must be the clock.

    If not, then there are many options. E.g.

  5. 18 Dec '06 18:56 / 1 edit
    not etouffe... i had one pawn.. should have said
  6. 18 Dec '06 18:58
    Originally posted by pootstick
    not etouffe... i had one pawn.. should have said
    You mean like this:

  7. 18 Dec '06 19:00
    almost.. i post the preceding position in a second.. trying to figure out FEN
  8. 18 Dec '06 19:08 / 1 edit
    yikes, FEN's abit much for me. let me see.. white has pawn at h6, K at h7. black has K at f7, N at e6. black to move, mate in three
  9. 18 Dec '06 19:12
    ah sorry, yes mephito, that's it right enough sorry.. not a puzzle, i just thought mate was unforcable with that material
  10. 18 Dec '06 19:41 / 1 edit
    Do you mean Black King at f8? Cos' that's easy.
    1. Kf7
    2. Kh8 Nf8
    3. h7 Ng6#
  11. 18 Dec '06 19:44
    Or King at f7? Equally easy.
    1. Ng5+
    2. Kh8 Kf8
    3. h7 Nf7#
  12. 18 Dec '06 19:45
    Don't be discouraged, it's just once the general idea's out it's easy to solve.
    I still think my puzzles are improving.
  13. 18 Dec '06 19:57
    yes, the second answer was how it played out alethia.. lol, i'm no puzzle setter!
  14. 18 Dec '06 20:45
    Neither am I.. but unlike me, you show promise.
  15. 18 Dec '06 21:11
    hhah.. liar!