# Mate in -1

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 06 Dec '05 01:39
1. Bowmann
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06 Dec '05 01:391 edit
2. BigDoggProblem
06 Dec '05 07:30
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]r1b1kbnr/pppp1Npp/8/8/4q3/8/PPPPBP1P/RNBQn1R1[/fen]
The King is not actually captured in a legal chess game.
3. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
06 Dec '05 16:26
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
The King is not actually captured in a legal chess game.
Oh.
4. BigDoggProblem
06 Dec '05 19:13
Originally posted by Bowmann
Oh.
Don't you think you should learn the rules before playing this game?
5. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
06 Dec '05 21:06
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Don't you think you should learn the rules before playing this game?
No.
6. 06 Dec '05 22:432 edits
-1 ... Nf3#
0 Rg1 Nxe1

?
7. BigDoggProblem
06 Dec '05 22:50
Originally posted by Peakite
-1 ... Nf3#
0 Rg1 Nxe1

?
Even if we suspend the 'normal' rules of chess and allow the K to be captured, we still have no idea whether Black mated by Nf3# or Ng2#.
8. 07 Dec '05 23:201 edit
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Even if we suspend the 'normal' rules of chess and allow the K to be captured, we still have no idea whether Black mated by Nf3# or Ng2#.
Do you think it's supposed to be a proof game?
9. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
08 Dec '05 01:03
Originally posted by propawnkiller
Do you think it's supposed to be a proof game?
There is evidence to suggest that it isn't.
10. BigDoggProblem
08 Dec '05 01:21
Originally posted by propawnkiller
Do you think it's supposed to be a proof game?
If it were a proof game, it would have a King.
11. 08 Dec '05 01:50
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
If it were a proof game, it would have a King.
So you don't like it?
12. BigDoggProblem
08 Dec '05 01:57
Originally posted by propawnkiller
So you don't like it?
I tend to prefer legal positions.
13. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
09 Dec '05 09:20
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]r1b1kbnr/pppp1Npp/8/8/4q3/8/PPPPBP1P/RNBQn1R1[/fen]
black: knight to f3 or g2 to checkmate

white: rook from f1 to g1

black: knight takes king

BigDog is trying too hard to be "the man" while all he's doing is make himself rediculous.
14. 09 Dec '05 09:32
Originally posted by TheMaster37
black: knight to f3 or g2 to checkmate

white: rook from f1 to g1

black: knight takes king

BigDog is trying too hard to be "the man" while all he's doing is make himself rediculous.
"rediculous"?

Even if you allow the king to be taken, it still is unacceptable to leave the king in check and play Rg1 instead. In chess, that is.
15. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
09 Dec '05 09:36
Originally posted by Mephisto2
"rediculous"?

Even if you allow the king to be taken, it still is unacceptable to leave the king in check and play Rg1 instead. In chess, that is.
From the moment you read the title of this thread you should have known this was not a normal chess game.

Apparently this puzzle has only a small resemblance with the normal chess game.

The object of this puzzle was to recontruct the checkmate. Obviously the king couldn't have moved from that position, otherwise it wasn't a checkmate. The move white made must therefore have been the rook.

What about the puzzle don't you understand? Is the idea of taking the king so mind boggling that you can't recognise a simple puzzle?

Other puzzles have many idiotic rules, I find the rules in this puzzle not too strange.