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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 May '08 03:02


    A. White, 1919
  2. 02 May '08 04:23
    just chase the king all the way down with the rook. first move is rook to f2 and then king has to keep retreating until it is in the corner because of the position of the white king. you don't move either of the bishops for this one. checkmate should be king at b8 with rook at a8.
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 May '08 05:47
    Here is another Mate in 12 with a 'staircase maneuver':

  4. 05 May '08 19:47
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Here is another Mate in 12 with a 'staircase maneuver':

    [fen]8/8/8/8/8/8/ppQKPPP1/k7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    1.Q-c3 K-b1
    2.Q-d3 K-a1
    3.Q-d4 K-b1
    4.Q-e4 K-a1
    5.Q-e5 K-b1
    6.Q-f5 K-a1
    7.Q-f6 K-b1
    8.Q-g6 K-a1
    9.Q-g7 K-b1
    10.Q-h7 K-a1
    11.Q-h8 K-b1
    12.Q-h1#
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 May '08 03:05
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    1.Q-c3 K-b1
    2.Q-d3 K-a1
    3.Q-d4 K-b1
    4.Q-e4 K-a1
    5.Q-e5 K-b1
    6.Q-f5 K-a1
    7.Q-f6 K-b1
    8.Q-g6 K-a1
    9.Q-g7 K-b1
    10.Q-h7 K-a1
    11.Q-h8 K-b1
    12.Q-h1#
    Solv'd
  6. 06 May '08 09:38 / 2 edits
    Another ladder...



    White to move, mate in 12.
    Oh, composed by Rinck (1917).
  7. 06 May '08 10:53
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Another ladder...

    [fen]7Q/8/8/8/8/8/6rp/4K2k w - -[/fen]

    White to move, mate in 12.
    Oh, composed by Rinck (1917).
    1. Qa8!
    ... (too lazy and to early in the morning to write the whole thing out) ...
    12. Qf1#