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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 16:39
  2. 05 Dec '05 16:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]rk2K3/NPR5/8/8/1Q6/8/8/8[/fen]
    Now you're just making me feel stupid.


    Edit 1:

    If you capture the rook with the pawn to promote to queen, then you roko is captured by the king, and the new queen moves to c6 for the win.

    1. a8=Q Kxc7
    2. Qc6#

    That's two moves, but that's not what you want I guess.

    I don't see anything else that's quicker.


    Edit 2:

    1. Rc8 Kxa7
    2. Rxa8#
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 17:03
    Originally posted by Tetsujin
    Now you're just making me feel stupid.
  4. 05 Dec '05 17:10
    Well, since it is Black to move:
    0...Kxa7 1.b8Q#
    0...Kxc7 1.bxaN#
    0...Rxa7 1.Rc8#
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Dec '05 17:17
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]rk2K3/NPR5/8/8/1Q6/8/8/8[/fen]
    Usually, Mate-in-1 problems are Retros (because a simple forward #1 is uninteresting).

    White does not have the move in the diagram, because Black has no legal last move. Black can't give checkmate, so it must be that White mates against any Black move.

    1...Kxa7 2.b8=N#
    1...Kxc7 2.bxa8=N#
    1...Rxa7 2.Rc8#
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Dec '05 17:18
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Well, since it is Black to move:
    0...Kxa7 1.b8Q#
    0...Kxc7 1.bxaN#
    0...Rxa7 1.Rc8#
    Hey! There's ilywrin. Welcome back. You beat me to the solution, but you got a variation wrong...
  7. 05 Dec '05 17:52 / 1 edit
    Oh, I really did get the variation wrong Thanks, BigDogg
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 18:07
    No squatting in this thread. Get a room
  9. 19 Nov '06 13:37 / 1 edit
    I am digging up old threads randomly. My solution (in 2) would be just:
    Rc8+ KxN
    RxR#
    or:
    Kd8 RxN
    Rc8#
    or:
    Kd8 KxN
    b8=Q+ Ka6
    Qb6#
    or even if I were drunk:
    Rc8+ KxN
    Qa5+ KxP
    QxR+ Kb6
    Rc6+ Kb5
    Qb7+ Ka5
    Ra6#
    Sorry but I am bored with new ones and practicing my visualizing.
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Nov '06 19:18
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    I am digging up old threads randomly. My solution (in 2) would be just:
    Rc8+ KxN
    RxR#
    or:
    Kd8 RxN
    Rc8#
    or:
    Kd8 KxN
    b8=Q+ Ka6
    Qb6#
    or even if I were drunk:
    Rc8+ KxN
    Qa5+ KxP
    QxR+ Kb6
    Rc6+ Kb5
    Qb7+ Ka5
    Ra6#
    Sorry but I am bored with new ones and practicing my visualizing.
    You can dig up old threads and study them without having to post, you know.
  11. 19 Nov '06 19:33
    Good point. I'll do that. Thanks for the shrouded advice.