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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    06 Dec '05 01:39 / 1 edit
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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. Standard member 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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Dec '05 19:13
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Oh.
    Don't you think you should learn the rules before playing this game?
  5. Standard member 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. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    06 Dec '05 22:43 / 2 edits
    -1 ... Nf3#
    0 Rg1 Nxe1

    ?
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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 23:20 / 1 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. Standard member 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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    08 Dec '05 01:57
    Originally posted by propawnkiller
    So you don't like it?
    I tend to prefer legal positions.
  13. Standard member 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. Standard member 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.