Originally posted by SwissGambitGot it! It's so easy!!!
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....
Originally posted by EinsteinMindI 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.
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
edit1: i put g8 meant to put g6...I am an idiot.
edit2: btw, this one took me about 5 minutes.
Originally posted by EinsteinMindYou do have the right idea. For the most part, your reasoning is good. It's just that your execution is flawed.
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.
Originally posted by SwissGambitand nuclear warfare lol.
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.
Originally posted by DeepRedThere 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.
There are, I think, numerous positions...
Originally posted by BLReidThis is mate in 1.
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.
Originally posted by DeepRedI 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.
This is mate in 1.
I think I misunderstand you.
Originally posted by DeepRedSee, you went and changed your post before my response got in. Now we have to deal with that ugly looking that you put in.
This is mate in 1.
And the queen has been moved- true. I wasn't looking at the original puzzle- more fool me.