Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    24 Nov '05 08:24

    #12

    I request the more experienced solvers not post the solution right away...thanks.
  2. Standard membergaurav2711
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    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?
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    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. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    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.
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    24 Nov '05 15:34
    Well, it is pretty straightforward if White moves. If it's Black...
  6. Standard membergaurav2711
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    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. 😳
  7. Standard memberark13
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    24 Nov '05 15:50
    Got it. Nice puzzleπŸ˜€
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    24 Nov '05 16:18
    Originally posted by ark13
    Got it. Nice puzzleπŸ˜€
    got it too - nice one πŸ™„
  9. Standard membergaurav2711
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    24 Nov '05 18:10
    can some1 post the solution......my heads going round...and round....and round.....πŸ™„πŸ˜•
  10. Standard memberark13
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    24 Nov '05 18:12
    Originally posted by gaurav2711
    can some1 post the solution......my heads going round...and round....and round.....πŸ™„πŸ˜•
    I'll PM it to you if you want. I could also give you some hints. Which would you prefer?
  11. Standard membergaurav2711
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    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 moreπŸ™„
  12. Standard membergaurav2711
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    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. Standard memberPBE6
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    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.
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    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. πŸ™
  15. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    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#
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