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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    24 Nov '05 08:24

    #12

    I request the more experienced solvers not post the solution right away...thanks.
  2. Standard member 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. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    24 Nov '05 14:50 / 1 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. Standard member 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.
  7. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    24 Nov '05 15:50
    Got it. Nice puzzle
  8. 24 Nov '05 16:18
    Originally posted by ark13
    Got it. Nice puzzle
    got it too - nice one
  9. Standard member gaurav2711
    walking...
    24 Nov '05 18:10
    can some1 post the solution......my heads going round...and round....and round.....
  10. Standard member 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.....
    I'll PM it to you if you want. I could also give you some hints. Which would you prefer?
  11. Standard member 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 more
  12. Standard member 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. Standard member 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.
  15. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    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#