# Mate in 0

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 05 Dec '05 23:51
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Dec '05 23:51
2. 06 Dec '05 07:29
turn the board around and white is in mate
3. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
06 Dec '05 07:311 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. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
06 Dec '05 21:11
Now I've seen everything. Fancy not being able to solve a mate in zero!
6. eldragonfly
leperchaun messiah
14 Dec '05 04:20
Interesting to say the least.
7. 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. 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 20:043 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. 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. abejnood
Independant Thinker
15 Dec '05 00:341 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. 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....