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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 21 Nov '06 21:09 / 3 edits

    Hopefully this will be made (it's my first attempt at FEN) but if it is, White to move. Mate in 1.
    Oh well. It doesn't work. The instructions for FEN don't make sense!! Can someone a) Explain it simply.
    b) Set up the board:
    Black; Rc8, Ne8, Ng8, Rh8, Kh7, Pg7, Pe7, Pd7, Qc7, Bb7, Bb6, Ph6
    White; Pf7, Pd4, Bc4, Ba3, Pb3, Pe3, Nf3, Qg3, Pa2, Pc2, Nd2, Pg2, Ph2, Ra1, Rf1, Kg1.
    Sorry.
  2. Standard member slappy115
    Slappy slap slap
    21 Nov '06 21:16
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    [fen] 1r2n1nr/p2p1Ppk/bbq1p2p/1ppp4/3P4/1PN1P1QN/PBP1B1PP/2KR3R KQkq e3 w 0 34[/fen]
    Hopefully this will be made (it's my first attempt at FEN) but if it is, White to move. Mate in 1.
    I'm going to go with .
  3. 21 Nov '06 22:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    [fen] 1r2n1nr/p2p1Ppk/bbq1p2p/1ppp4/3P4/1PN1P1QN/PBP1B1PP/2KR3R KQkq e3 w 0 34[/fen]
    Hopefully this will be made (it's my first attempt at FEN) but if it is, White to move. Mate in 1.
    Oh well. It doesn't work. The instructions for FEN don't make sense!! Can someone a) Explain it simply.
    b) Set up the board:
    Black; Rc8, Ne8, Ng8, Rh8, Kh7, Pg7, Pe7, ...[text shortened]... hite; Pf7, Pd4, Bc4, Ba3, Pb3, Pe3, Nf3, Qg3, Pa2, Pc2, Nd2, Pg2, Ph2, Ra1, Rf1, Kg1.
    Sorry.
    Here is the FEN:
    2r1n1nr/1bqppPpk/1b5p/8/2BP4/BP2PNQ1/P1PN2PP/R4RK1 w

    And the board:


    The solution is obvious.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    22 Nov '06 06:22 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    [fen]2r1n1nr/1bqppPpk/1b5p/8/2BP4/BP2PNQ1/P1PN2PP/R4RK1 w[/fen]
    Hopefully this will be made (it's my first attempt at FEN) but if it is, White to move. Mate in 1.
    Oh well. It doesn't work. The instructions for FEN don't make sense!! Can someone a) Explain it simply.
    b) Set up the board:
    Black; Rc8, Ne8, Ng8, Rh8, Kh7, Pg7, Pe7, hite; Pf7, Pd4, Bc4, Ba3, Pb3, Pe3, Nf3, Qg3, Pa2, Pc2, Nd2, Pg2, Ph2, Ra1, Rf1, Kg1.
    Sorry.
    There are far too many pieces on the board. For such a simple idea, all you need is:

  5. 22 Nov '06 19:45
    Yes it is simple. However I think that some 1300s will need to think a bit. (and I decided to try FEN.)
  6. 22 Nov '06 19:50
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    There are far too many pieces on the board. For such a simple idea, all you need is:

    [fen]K7/1P6/k7/2Q5/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Yes. But that would be very very simple, instead of the simple one I posted. Besides, BigDogg, you seem to be a puzzle genius!
  7. 22 Nov '06 20:02 / 1 edit
    New puzzle. Shouldn't be too hard. Hope this one works!! If White has played Qe3, then Black can Mate in 2.
    Invalid FEN inserted - 1r4k1/p1pbb1p1/3q2np/3p1p2/p1Pn1P2/B2PQ1PN/r5BP/1NKR/1R2 w

    By the way, White played Qe3 because BxQ NxQ#
  8. 22 Nov '06 20:03
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    [b]Here is the FEN:
    2r1n1nr/1bqppPpk/1b5p/8/2BP4/BP2PNQ1/P1PN2PP/R4RK1 w
    And thanks Mephisto for explaining it in a diagram.
  9. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    22 Nov '06 20:39
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    New puzzle. Shouldn't be too hard. Hope this one works!! If White has played Qe3, then Black can Mate in 2.
    [fen]1r4k1/p1pbb1p1/3q2np/3p1p2/p1Pn1P2/B2PQ1PN/r5BP/1NKR/1R2 w [/fen]
    By the way, White played Qe3 because BxQ NxQ#
    As in the other thread, it's mate in 1 too.
  10. 22 Nov '06 22:16 / 1 edit
    b. Qxa3+
    w. Nxa3
    b. Bxa3#

    Or at least that's how I see it.
  11. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    22 Nov '06 22:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by typen
    b. Qxa3+
    w. Nxa3
    b. Bxa3#

    Or at least that's how I see it.
    You've got two shorter ways of winning.
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    23 Nov '06 00:24
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    New puzzle. Shouldn't be too hard. Hope this one works!! If White has played Qe3, then Black can Mate in 2.
    [fen]1r4k1/p1pbb1p1/3q2np/3p1p2/p1Pn1P2/B2PQ1PN/r5BP/1NKR/1R2 w [/fen]
    By the way, White played Qe3 because BxQ NxQ#
    This is one thing that's wrong with placing 'window dressing' pieces on the board - you actually spoiled your own problem, because Black has Nb3# or Rc2#, which work faster than your intended solution.
  13. 23 Nov '06 17:35 / 1 edit
    Good point. I am an amateur. While I was constructing the problem, I placed the Knight there and forgot to remove it when I added the a2 Rook. But well done also to the people who spotted Qxa3+ Nxa3 Bxa3#
  14. 23 Nov '06 17:46 / 1 edit
    Today I was Black in a position similar to this (without the "window dressing" and my opponent played the wrong move and subsequently lost. What should they have played (I see only one good move..)
  15. 23 Nov '06 18:47 / 1 edit
    Another puzzle. Absolutely easy (and with me, that's saying something in terms of puzzles!). I hope everyone can get this. If Black plays Nxd4, what is White's continuation? This was on a puzzle sheet I recieved. I have quite a collection of puzzles, most of them made by me.