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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Jun '08 14:10


    White to play and mate in 5 moves
  2. 08 Jun '08 14:25
    Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
  3. 08 Jun '08 14:39
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
    So fast?
  4. 08 Jun '08 15:44
    oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Jun '08 21:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Ka8 works. Good puzzle, and black's a dumbass.
    The full solution:

    1.Ka8 [threat 2.Rh7 and 3.Rxh2] 1...Rh8+ 2.Qe8! Rxe8+
    2...Rh2 3.Re7 and 4.Rxe2+ finishes
    3.Ka7 Ra8+ 4.Kxa8 ~ 5.Ng2#
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Jun '08 21:59
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is
    It only mated me in 17 moves instead of 5! I want my money back!
  7. 09 Jun '08 10:27
    What if 3..Nd3?
  8. 09 Jun '08 10:36
    4. Nxd3 mate, I suppose.
  9. 09 Jun '08 13:04
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    4. Nxd3 mate, I suppose.
    I keep being fooled by the inversed places...
  10. 09 Jun '08 15:39
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It only mated me in 17 moves instead of 5! I want my money back!
    Yeah, if Fritz was playing blitz game, he might only have time for 6 moves, and he would have lost that game!!!!

    That being said, I took 10 minutes thinking about the 5 moves, in which time I could have made quite a few :p
  11. 10 Jun '08 23:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    The full solution:

    1.Ka8 [threat 2.Rh7 and 3.Rxh2] 1...Rh8+ 2.Qe8! Rxe8+
    2...Rh2 3.Re7 and 4.Rxe2+ finishes
    3.Ka7 Ra8+ 4.Kxa8 ~ 5.Ng2#
    what's stopping black from playing 4. Ne4?
    to me that kinda looks liek it defuses the mate...
    or is there another mate somewhere else
    EDIT: nvm, jst realised that the pawns were going the wrong way
  12. Standard member preachingforjesus
    Iron Pillar
    17 Jun '08 18:46
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    oooh, just checked it out though. Fritz cannot find the answer. So this can go to people's memory banks as another puzzle to cite when trying to show how awful fritz is
    Chessmaster 8000 took 8 seconds with 333 MHz proscessor