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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 23:51
  2. 06 Dec '05 07:29
    turn the board around and white is in mate
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Dec '05 07:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by aging blitzer
    turn the board around and white is in mate
    [fen]3qNR2/1PR2K1B/4bP1b/1Q1P3p/P1Pp4/2p2p2/2p5/2rkr3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    No he isn't...he has 1.Kg6.

    EDIT: You need proof that the board is 'upside down' before you can flip it.
  4. 06 Dec '05 07:55
    doh!
  5. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    06 Dec '05 21:11
    Now I've seen everything. Fancy not being able to solve a mate in zero!
  6. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    14 Dec '05 04:20
    Interesting to say the least.
  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    14 Dec '05 15:20
    Originally posted by eldragonfly
    Interesting to say the least.
    But did you have to?
  8. 14 Dec '05 16:59
    Do we have to prove that the board is the right way up? He looks to me like he is in checkmate if it stays that way around....
  9. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    14 Dec '05 17:09
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Do we have to prove that the board is the right way up?
    If you like.
  10. 14 Dec '05 20:04 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]3rkr2/5p2/2p2p2/4pP1P/p3P1Q1/b1Pb4/B1K2RP1/2RNq3[/fen]
    I don't see it.

    Either it's right side up and white is mated, or it's upside down and white can capture the bishop with his pawn.

    There really isn't a mate for white in zero moves, and since black just ended the turn, white is mated.


    That, or the question just sucks.
  11. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    14 Dec '05 23:31
    Never dreamed this would be so much fun. I almost choked on my pickle sandwich on reading the last post.
  12. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    15 Dec '05 00:34 / 1 edit
    This thread is hilarious.

    If I may, to those still dumbfounded, it IS mate. Bowmann posted it as a joke. The board is showing mate... nothing needs to be done to it. That's why it is a mate in 0.

    Good grief.
  13. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    15 Dec '05 13:04
    Originally posted by abejnood
    Good grief.
    Spoilsport.
  14. 15 Dec '05 14:07
    hmpf
  15. 15 Dec '05 18:54
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Never dreamed this would be so much fun. I almost choked on my pickle sandwich on reading the last post.
    Almost?


    darn....