# Mate in 12

BigDoggProblem
Posers and Puzzles 24 Nov '05 08:24
1. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
24 Nov '05 08:24

#12

I request the more experienced solvers not post the solution right away...thanks.
2. gaurav2711
walking...
24 Nov '05 09:21
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[fen]8/8/8/8/8/8/ppQKPPP1/k7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
#12

I request the more experienced solvers not post the solution right away...thanks.
who is to move....? and who is to mate? Black/White?
3. 24 Nov '05 12:05
Originally posted by gaurav2711
who is to move....? and who is to mate? Black/White?
I am sure it is white to move and mate black in 12. But it may help to look at what happens if black were to move first.
4. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
24 Nov '05 14:501 edit
Quick Tip; While RHP does not display it the FEN notation may contain information on who is to move with a 'w' or a 'b' after the piece arrangement.

Very nice puzzle BigDogg and I'm sure many here will enjoy (or go insane from trying) solving it. Mephisto's clue is a good start for those struggling.
5. 24 Nov '05 15:34
Well, it is pretty straightforward if White moves. If it's Black...
6. gaurav2711
walking...
24 Nov '05 15:38
Originally posted by ilywrin
Well, it is pretty straightforward if White moves. If it's Black...
its pretty straight forward for a 1908 rated player. For me, I am still at it. π³
7. ark13
Enola Straight
24 Nov '05 15:50
Got it. Nice puzzleπ
8. 24 Nov '05 16:18
Originally posted by ark13
Got it. Nice puzzleπ
got it too - nice one π
9. gaurav2711
walking...
24 Nov '05 18:10
can some1 post the solution......my heads going round...and round....and round.....ππ
10. ark13
Enola Straight
24 Nov '05 18:12
Originally posted by gaurav2711
can some1 post the solution......my heads going round...and round....and round.....ππ
I'll PM it to you if you want. I could also give you some hints. Which would you prefer?
11. gaurav2711
walking...
24 Nov '05 18:19
Originally posted by ark13
I'll PM it to you if you want. I could also give you some hints. Which would you prefer?
hints....i'll let my head go round a lil moreπ
12. gaurav2711
walking...
24 Nov '05 18:51
Originally posted by ark13
I'll PM it to you if you want. I could also give you some hints. Which would you prefer?
yes...i got it....thanx. cant send more pm's
13. PBE6
Bananarama
24 Nov '05 19:22
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[fen]8/8/8/8/8/8/ppQKPPP1/k7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
#12

I request the more experienced solvers not post the solution right away...thanks.
Nice, just got it.
14. 24 Nov '05 19:42
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[fen]8/8/8/8/8/8/ppQKPPP1/k7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
#12
I keep getting stalemates. π
15. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
26 Nov '05 06:43
If only White could give check on the back rank with the black King at b1, it would all be over. White finds an ingenious zugzwang to bring it about:

1.Qc3 Kb1 2.Qd3+ Ka1 3.Qd4 Kb1 4.Qe4+ Ka1 5.Qe5 Kb1 6.Qf5+ Ka1 7.Qf6 Kb1 8.Qg6+ Ka1 9.Qg7 Kb1 10.Qh7+ Ka1 11.Qh8 Kb1 12.Qh1#