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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 24 Jun '07 02:03
    8/8/8/3BB3/8/8/5q2/8 w
    You are supposed to add two kings to the position so that White can mate in 1 move. This is from Chapter 8 of Majestic Chess.
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jun '07 02:13 / 1 edit

    You are supposed to add two kings to the position so that White can mate in 1 move. This is from Chapter 8 of Majestic Chess.

    Edit: I've seen this one before....
  3. Standard member EinsteinMind
    Seeker
    24 Jun '07 04:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [fen]8/8/8/3BB3/8/8/5q2/8 w[/fen]
    You are supposed to add two kings to the position so that White can mate in 1 move. This is from Chapter 8 of Majestic Chess.

    Edit: I've seen this one before....
    Got it! It's so easy!!!

    White was put in check last turn by Black's queen.

    WK is on f6
    BK is on h8

    then its

    1. Kg6#



    edit1: i put g8 meant to put g6...I am an idiot.
    edit2: btw, this one took me about 5 minutes.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jun '07 04:48
    Originally posted by EinsteinMind
    Got it! It's so easy!!!

    White was put in check last turn by Black's queen.

    WK is on f6
    BK is on h8

    then its

    1. Kg6#

    [fen]7k/8/5K2/3BB3/8/8/5q2/8 w[/fen]

    edit1: i put g8 meant to put g6...I am an idiot.
    edit2: btw, this one took me about 5 minutes.
    I hate to break it to you but that is not even close to mate. Kg6, black has Q-f6 blocking the bishop, if he takes the queen, the king takes the bishop and its a draw, only one bishop left on the board.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jun '07 05:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I hate to break it to you but that is not even close to mate. Kg6, black has Q-f6 blocking the bishop
    If you had stopped here your post would have made sense. (Although it is close to mate; 1.Kg6+ mates next move)
  6. Standard member EinsteinMind
    Seeker
    24 Jun '07 05:12 / 2 edits
    But it still must be a discovered mate and the king must be one of the pieces occupying one square that the black king has to move to, which can only be done in a corner correct? The only way (or at least the only way I can see) must be done in a corner. This way the white king can cover the black's last way of escape. The only corner the queen cannot block is the top left, but if the king moved to his proper position to block black, the white king would be in check.

    That I do know.

    edit: I was one move off ok? granted this was the first chess puzzle I ever attempted and you also must admit I have the right idea.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jun '07 06:18
    Originally posted by EinsteinMind
    But it still must be a discovered mate and the king must be one of the pieces occupying one square that the black king has to move to, which can only be done in a corner correct? The only way (or at least the only way I can see) must be done in a corner. This way the white king can cover the black's last way of escape. The only corner the queen cannot b ...[text shortened]... this was the first chess puzzle I ever attempted and you also must admit I have the right idea.
    You do have the right idea. For the most part, your reasoning is good. It's just that your execution is flawed.

    "Almost" is only good in horse shoes and hand grenades.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jun '07 13:49
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    If you had stopped here your post would have made sense. (Although it [b]is close to mate; 1.Kg6+ mates next move)[/b]
    Oops, switched the king colors in my head.
  9. Standard member EinsteinMind
    Seeker
    24 Jun '07 18:05
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You do have the right idea. For the most part, your reasoning is good. It's just that your execution is flawed.

    "Almost" is only good in horse shoes and hand grenades.
    and nuclear warfare lol.

    Yeah, just takes a bit of thinking. I keep reviewing it over in my head, it's a ghost that's haunting me eternally until I get the solution.
  10. 24 Jun '07 18:47
    How about
    Invalid FEN inserted - 8883BB385K25q27k w


    1. KxQ#
  11. 24 Jun '07 19:02
    Originally posted by BLReid
    How about [fen]8883BB385K25q27k w[/fen]

    1. KxQ#

    There are, I think, numerous positions...
  12. 24 Jun '07 19:07
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    [fen]7k/8/5Kq1/3BB3/8/8/8/8[/fen]
    There are, I think, numerous positions...
    There are numerous mate in 2 solutions, but the puzzle is mate in 1. Your second position has the Queen moved from the original puzzle. The idea is the same, but it is a different puzzle as the one posted.
  13. 24 Jun '07 19:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BLReid
    There are numerous mate in 2 solutions, but the puzzle is mate in 1. Your second position has the Queen moved from the original puzzle. The idea is the same, but it is a different puzzle as the one posted.
    This is mate in 1.
    1. Kxg6#

    And the queen has been moved- true. I wasn't looking at the original puzzle- more fool me.

  14. 24 Jun '07 19:26
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    This is mate in 1.
    1. Kxg6#
    I think I misunderstand you.
    I think you do too What I said was that my solution was the only mate in 1 solution to the puzzle which was originally posted. The mate in 1 soultion that you posted has the black Queen on a different square. It is the same idea, but a different puzzle. Hope this clears it up.
  15. 24 Jun '07 19:29
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    This is mate in 1.
    1. Kxg6#

    And the queen has been moved- true. I wasn't looking at the original puzzle- more fool me.

    See, you went and changed your post before my response got in. Now we have to deal with that ugly looking that you put in.


    I'm shocked and hurt :'( that you would talk to me like that. Makes me kind of angry Of course, I don't mean any of this So we' will be ok