Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    17 Sep '05 16:48

    #1
  2. Moncton NB.
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    17 Sep '05 16:56
    I'm new so I don't really know the terms but the white Knight between the 2 pawns on the right so that one's on his left and one on Top
  3. London
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    17 Sep '05 17:02
    Originally posted by Raisltin
    I'm new so I don't really know the terms but the white Knight between the 2 pawns on the right so that one's on his left and one on Top
    you mean Ng6++
  4. Moncton NB.
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    17 Sep '05 17:03
    possible...
    :-)
  5. London
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    17 Sep '05 17:24
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [fen]2bnnb2/1pPqkrp1/1pRrpp2/1Kpp4/5N2/8/2Bp3P/1N1Q3R[/fen]
    #1
    is this a legal position?
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    17 Sep '05 17:35
    It is in my view (the pawn at d2 came from h7), what is the problem is whether it is White or Black to move?
  7. back in business
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    17 Sep '05 18:03
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [fen]2bnnb2/1pPqkrp1/1pRrpp2/1Kpp4/5N2/8/2Bp3P/1N1Q3R[/fen]
    #1
    you couldnt give us any easier, could you?
  8. Standard memberBowmann
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    17 Sep '05 18:12
    1...Qxc6#
  9. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    17 Sep '05 18:26
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    1...Qxc6#
    Yes, but why is it Black's move?
  10. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    17 Sep '05 18:28
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    It is in my view (the pawn at d2 came from h7), what is the problem is whether it is White or Black to move?
    Yes, it's a retro...with such a locked position for Black, it's premature to claim the position is legal until a more detailed analysis is done, though...
  11. Berks.
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    17 Sep '05 19:52
    Well the pawn structure looks possible, if not yet the getting all the pieces in position.

    As white hasn't captured, the pawn on c7 must be the c-pawn.

    Seven white men lost, so that enables the black h-pawn to capture four times, and three between a- and c-pawns. Two to the former too. The h-pawn can be all pawns, leaving the other three captures to be the white black-squared bishop, the b-pawn on b6 and a promoted a-pawn.

    The black a-pawn must capture before the c-pawn, if the latter takes first all three captures must be made before the a-file if free for promotion. An impossibility.

    Therefore the pawn on c5 is actually the a-pawn. The white pawn must have made c6 before b6xc5, and cannot move forward until c7 is evacuated by cxb6.

    So the rook must have come via d6.

    Struggling with the untangling the cluster then. Only possible last black move could have been exd2 (a pawn).

    Stuck there for now.
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    18 Sep '05 06:41
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Yes, it's a retro...with such a locked position for Black, it's premature to claim the position is legal until a more detailed analysis is done, though...
    Very true 🙂 I'll leave the details to Bowmann, after all he claimed the solution...
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    23 Sep '05 03:17
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [fen]2bnnb2/1pPqkrp1/1pRrpp2/1Kpp4/5N2/8/2Bp3P/1N1Q3R[/fen]
    #1
    Impossible for checkmate in 1 move, regardless of who moves...if not show us...
  14. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    23 Sep '05 03:36
    Originally posted by Heavyhitter19
    Impossible for checkmate in 1 move, regardless of who moves...if not show us...
    I suggest you look again or read the thread.
  15. Hinesville, GA
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    23 Sep '05 04:441 edit
    Duhhhh Ng6+++ for White. Qxc6+++ for Black!
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