# K + N mate

pootstick
Posers and Puzzles 18 Dec '06 18:51
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 18:551 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 18:561 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 19:081 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 19:411 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! ðŸ˜‰