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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 09 May '08 16:02

    By Tartakower (possibly)
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 May '08 16:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    [fen]r7/kPR5/8/1K6/8/8/8/8[/fen]
    By Tartakower (possibly)
    Pawn completes capture on c8 (you do have a black piece in your hand right?) =R#
  3. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    09 May '08 16:37
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Pawn completes capture on c8 (you do have a black piece in your hand right?) =R#
    b8=black knight
  4. 09 May '08 18:10
    Seeing as everyone has weird ideas, what about... shifting the rook and pawn a space each to the right and then promotion to R or Q? Works for me.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 May '08 19:03
    Originally posted by curseknight
    Seeing as everyone has weird ideas, what about... shifting the rook and pawn a space each to the right and then promotion to R or Q? Works for me.
    At one time, the rules did not specify that you could only promote to a piece of your own color. Several 'joke' problems exploited this obvious loophole; perhaps this was one of them.
  6. Standard member afx
    09 May '08 20:35
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    At one time, the rules did not specify that you could only promote to a piece of your own color. Several 'joke' problems exploited this obvious loophole; perhaps this was one of them.
    this nitpicker ( we germans prefer "currant pooper" lawer finding, that you are only allowed to promote to a piece of your color, is not so old.
    I think thats 30 or 40 years ago, like the "very long castling" or Pam-Krabbé-castling.
    So Tartakover cannot be the author - he died 1956
  7. 09 May '08 21:22
    Two books I have give the following problem:

    J. Zukertort


    Mate in 1 move

    You already know the solution...
  8. 11 May '08 19:44
    Originally posted by David113
    Two books I have give the following problem:

    J. Zukertort
    [fen]8/5RPk/6N1/6K1/8/8/8/8[/fen]

    Mate in 1 move

    You already know the solution...
    What is it??