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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 24 Jul '10 10:58


    Black to move and mate in one.

    As a bonus, construct a valid game ending in the same mating move.
  2. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    24 Jul '10 11:12
    I suppose you're going to say it's dxe3#, but I don't suppose there is any way to prove that white's last move was indeed e2-e4.
  3. 24 Jul '10 11:35
    yes there is.
  4. 24 Jul '10 11:37
    without e2-e4 white would be in check e4 is the only possible block. (unless im missing something)
  5. 24 Jul '10 12:37
    Originally posted by Banana King
    without e2-e4 white would be in check e4 is the only possible block. (unless im missing something)
    What if the last move was e3-e4?
  6. 24 Jul '10 13:35
    Originally posted by Marsan
    What if the last move was e3-e4?
    Then e.p. wouldn't be possible.

    And the OP promised us that there would be a mate in one. The only way this could be acomplished is that the white last move was e2-e4.

    Or else this problem wouldn't be well defined.

    Does the OP's promise stand?
  7. 24 Jul '10 13:41
    The answer is indeed 1...dxe3 ep++.

    Anyone wanna have a crack at the construction challenge?
  8. 24 Jul '10 13:59
    Originally posted by Andrelious
    The answer is indeed 1...dxe3 ep++.

    Anyone wanna have a crack at the construction challenge?
    I would like to hear how you can make this promise when you presented the problem.
    Because if white didn't do e2-e4 as his last move, then your promise won't hold very well.
  9. 25 Jul '10 06:05
    white's last move could have been Kg2-h1 also. So, there is no proof that the e.p. is valid, hence no mate-in-one.
  10. 25 Jul '10 11:13
    Originally posted by Marsan
    What if the last move was e3-e4?
    ur rite that was stupid
    but is whoever made the puzzle saying there IS a way to prove the last move was e2-e4?
  11. 25 Jul '10 15:19
    I don't see other mate in one puzzles getting trashed due to this courtroom nonsense. I try to post a simple puzzle and a fun challenge and instead get barracked for it.

    I'll stick to playing chess, I think.
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    25 Jul '10 17:22
    Que?
  13. 25 Jul '10 23:49
    ?
  14. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    26 Jul '10 13:05
    I thought it was a good problem. there is no other mate in one so you have to assume e.p is on. I do not see why anyone sees a problem with this.
  15. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Jul '10 19:59
    Originally posted by deriver69
    I thought it was a good problem. there is no other mate in one so you have to assume e.p is on. I do not see why anyone sees a problem with this.
    The point is that there really is no mate in one on the board.