# Mate in 1

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 05 Dec '05 16:39
1. Bowmann
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05 Dec '05 16:39
2. 05 Dec '05 16:452 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. Bowmann
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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. BigDoggProblem
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. BigDoggProblem
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 17:521 edit
Oh, I really did get the variation wrong 😉 Thanks, BigDogg
8. Bowmann
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05 Dec '05 18:07
No squatting in this thread. Get a room 😛
9. 19 Nov '06 13:371 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. BigDoggProblem
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.