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Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    14 Apr '05 06:01 / 1 edit

    #8
  2. 14 Apr '05 06:39 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [fen]r3k2r/p2p4/p1pP2p1/5pN1/5p2/1Q3p2/PP4b1/KB6 w[/fen]
    #8
    I can find Mate in 9.



    1. Qf7+ Kd8
    2. Ne6+ Kc8
    3. Nc5 Rd8
    4. Bd3 Bf1
    5. Bxf1 Rb8
    6. Bxa6+ Rb7
    7. Qb3 Re8
    8. Qxb7+ Kd8
    9. Qxd7#
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    14 Apr '05 06:45
    Originally posted by phgao
    I can find Mate in 9.



    1. Qf7+ Kd8
    2. Ne6+ Kc8
    3. Nc5 Rd8
    4. Bd3 Bf1
    5. Bxf1 Rb8
    6. Bxa6+ Rb7
    7. Qb3 Re8
    8. Qxb7+ Kd8
    9. Qxd7#
    Close, but no cigar!
  4. 14 Apr '05 08:03 / 2 edits
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  5. 14 Apr '05 08:12
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
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    eh?
  6. 14 Apr '05 09:20
    Originally posted by phgao
    eh?
    As you can see (2 edits), a lot of thought went into that post!

    No, I thought I had it, but not quite.
    But I think I get the idea.
  7. 14 Apr '05 09:32 / 1 edit
    I can't seem to get it? Any thoughts on it?

    Move 2 could be Qf6+ instead of Ne6+ but i don't see that working out.

    1. Qf7+ Kd8
    2. Qf6+ ...
  8. 14 Apr '05 09:36 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by phgao
    I can't seem to get it? Any thoughts on it?
    If Black cannot castle, it is mate in 4 after 1. Qc3
    So if
    1. Qb7 Rd8
    2, Qb3 Ra8 we need a mate in 6
  9. 14 Apr '05 10:58
    My attention is particularly pinned at 1.Nh7!? (threatens 2.Nf6+)
    (1...O-O-O? 2.Bd3 and the mate is swift;
    1...Rxh7 2.Qg8 #;
    1...f2 2.Nf6+ Kd8 3.Qf7 and mates easily)
    though unfortunately I cannot find a mate after 1... Rf8!


  10. 14 Apr '05 11:23
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    My attention is particularly pinned at 1.Nh7!? (threatens 2.Nf6+)
    (1...O-O-O? 2.Bd3 and the mate is swift;
    1...Rxh7 2.Qg8 #;
    1...f2 2.Nf6+ Kd8 3.Qf7 and mates easily)
    though unfortunately I cannot find a mate after 1... Rf8!


    So...what if 1.Nh7!?

    And black replies: 1...f2 2.Kf6+ Kf8 What then?
    Nxd7+ Kg7....

    After 1... Rf8! there is no mate within 8 moves, but white is at a clear advantage and will mate eventually.

  11. 14 Apr '05 11:33
    Well, it is a beautiful move, but like most beautiful moves, ineffective. Anyway, just to throw my thoughts on that problem. I believe THUDand BLUNDER has a point. The whole idea (at least it seems so) is to prevent the castling and return to the initial position.
    Possible first moves in this regard:
    1.Ne6?! (most unlikely)
    1.Qc3 (doubtful)
    1.Qb7!? (possible)
    1.Qf7+ (most likely)
  12. 15 Apr '05 19:30
    Question: is this a legal position?
  13. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    15 Apr '05 20:15
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    Question: is this a legal position?
    It's easily legal. Black only needs to make 4 pawn captures, and White is missing 9 units.
  14. 16 Apr '05 07:55
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    It's easily legal. Black only needs to make 4 pawn captures, and White is missing 9 units.
    yeah but how did the black light-squared bishop get out of his normal spot?
  15. 16 Apr '05 08:17
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    yeah but how did the black light-squared bishop get out of his normal spot?
    Can be if bxa6 and then Bb7 and another bishop move before the c-pawn is moved