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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 05 Sep '06 12:22
    This has been posted in the 'chess' forum but has not seen much activity, suppose chess puzzles should go in this forum really anyway.

    Ok, white to move and mate in 3....

  2. 05 Sep '06 16:30 / 1 edit
    Solution:

    1.Qa3! ( the threat is 2.N:e6 with 3.Qb3#; if 2...Nc5/Nb4 then 3.Rb4# )
    1...b5 2.Rc1+ Kd4 3.Qc3#
    1...Nc7 2.Rb4+ Kc5 3.Ne4#
  3. 05 Sep '06 20:03
    Originally posted by David113
    Solution:

    1.Qa3! ( the threat is 2.N:e6 with 3.Qb3#; if 2...Nc5/Nb4 then 3.Rb4# )
    1...b5 2.Rc1+ Kd4 3.Qc3#
    1...Nc7 2.Rb4+ Kc5 3.Ne4#
    That is indeed the correct answer, you win a virtual pat on the back.

    Ok, here's another - it's the September problem in The Independent, took me a little while to get.

    White to play and mate in 2. The competition (I'm not looking for the answer, I do know it honest!) also asks for the five distinct mates;

  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Sep '06 20:57
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    That is indeed the correct answer, you win a virtual pat on the back.

    Ok, here's another - it's the September problem in The Independent, took me a little while to get.

    White to play and mate in 2. The competition (I'm not looking for the answer, I do know it honest!) also asks for the five distinct mates;

    [fen]8/8/8/8/3Q2K1/1N6/4kB2/2r2R2[/fen]
    1.Bg1! (zz)
    1...R~1 (or Rc4) 2.Q(x)c4#
    1...Rc~ (or Rd1) 2.Q(x)d1#
    1...Re1 2.Rf2#
    1...Rxf1 2.Qd2#
    1...Kxf1 2.Qf2#
  5. 05 Sep '06 21:04
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1.Bg1! (zz)
    1...R~1 (or Rc4) 2.Q(x)c4#
    1...Rc~ (or Rd1) 2.Q(x)d1#
    1...Re1 2.Rf2#
    1...Rxf1 2.Qd2#
    1...Kxf1 2.Qf2#[/b]
    Aye, that's the one. Thanks, now I can enter that competition

    Right, this is the last one that I have to hand, it was last months problem in the Independent. Again, white to play and mate in two;

  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Sep '06 23:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    Aye, that's the one. Thanks, now I can enter that competition

    Right, this is the last one that I have to hand, it was last months problem in the Independent. Again, white to play and mate in two;

    [fen]5QNb/8/2p1p3/2K1k2n/8/2pP4/2r5/7b[/fen]
    1.Ne7! (2.Ng6)
    1...Bf6 (or Nf6) 2.Qb8
    1...Rg2 2.Nxc6
    1...Nf4 2.Qxh8
    1...Be4 2.d4

    Edit: bPc6 is a needless piece and should have been removed by the composer.
  7. 05 Sep '06 23:21
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1.Ne7! (2.Ng6)
    1...Bf6 (or Nf6) 2.Qb8
    1...Rg2 2.Nxc6
    1...Nf4 2.Qxh8
    1...Be4 2.d4[/b]
    That is correct again, I'll have to find something harder in future

    Have you ever tried composing any of your own problems BDP?
  8. 05 Sep '06 23:30
    1. N-e7 (..1 r-g2 2.n x c6 ++) (..1 n - f4 2. q x h8 ++) (..1 b - e4 2. p - d4 ++) ( ..1 b or n - f6 2. q - b8 ++) anything else black plays white plays n-g6 mate
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Sep '06 05:58
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    That is correct again, I'll have to find something harder in future

    Have you ever tried composing any of your own problems BDP?
    I've composed a few problems, but I don't post them here because I like my anonymity.
  10. 09 Sep '06 17:54
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem

    Edit: bPc6 is a needless piece and should have been removed by the composer.
    I think its there for a reason, so people will waste time considering a pawn-check.
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    09 Sep '06 19:44
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    I think its there for a reason, so people will waste time considering a pawn-check.
    What pawn check?