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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Oct '07 03:26


    What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
  2. 08 Oct '07 07:02
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [fen]2bRRK1k/1p1pp1pP/3p2p1/P6P/8/5P2/1P1P1PP1/8[/fen]

    What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
    5?
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    08 Oct '07 07:14
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    5?
    How did you get that number?
  4. 08 Oct '07 15:47
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    How did you get that number?
    Rolled a six-sided dice.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Oct '07 18:04
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [fen]2bRRK1k/1p1pp1pP/3p2p1/P6P/8/5P2/1P1P1PP1/8[/fen]

    What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
    What are 'N moves' are they different to ordinary moves?

    And I also came up with 5. ... But I guess I'm starting from a different position than you envisaged!
  6. 08 Oct '07 19:06
    Thirty-something?
  7. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    08 Oct '07 20:25
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [fen]2bRRK1k/1p1pp1pP/3p2p1/P6P/8/5P2/1P1P1PP1/8[/fen]

    What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
    New Jersey?
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Oct '07 20:37
    This looks imposible.
    The white king must come through b6, b7 then move to g8 to allow rooks in. But where does black king sit?
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Oct '07 20:39
    whoops .. now i see!
  10. 08 Oct '07 20:50
    white king went from b6 to c7-d8-e8-f7 then the rook came in.
    its just a counting game from there, and I don't have time for it. got to go, hope I helped.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Oct '07 00:43
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What are \'N moves\' are they different to ordinary moves?
    Knight moves.
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Oct '07 18:46
    White has to make 6 pawn captures. Conceivably thats 2 pawns, 2 rooks, Queen & Bishop. Blacks knights dont need to move.

    Black only has to make 5 pawn captures and again no need for white's knights to move.

    So I guess answer is zero.
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Oct '07 02:09
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    White has to make 6 pawn captures. Conceivably thats 2 pawns, 2 rooks, Queen & Bishop. Blacks knights dont need to move.

    Black only has to make 5 pawn captures and again no need for white\'s knights to move.

    So I guess answer is zero.
    Superficial analysis leads to superficial results.

    Sorry, thanks for playing, better luck next time.
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Oct '07 22:57
    it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Oct '07 01:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things
    Yeah. Your schedule's already booked for solving the math problems on here.

    But no worries. I post these kind of problems occasionally to see if there are any others who enjoy them. If that's not you, don't sweat it.

    Edit: Hey! Aren't you the guy who said, "The whole point of a mathematical proof is its VIGOUR!" Same applies to retros!