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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 16 Jan '07 19:23 / 2 edits
    this is from an otb tournament game i should have lost. seeing as it's not composed there may be flaws, and as black played imperfectly i give you his moves:
    ...Kf8
    ...Qf3+
    #

    white to play, wins in 3


    probably not hard as a puzzle, but it was a very exciting endgame

    edit: oops, forget to title the thread!
  2. 16 Jan '07 19:56 / 1 edit
    That was far from an immediate win, but according to the moves you gave, I expect the last move was Rg2#
  3. 16 Jan '07 20:03 / 1 edit
    yes, that's right, by that i suppose you must have figured the preceding moves as well.

    edit: as the mate must be discovered
  4. 18 Jan '07 20:24
    1.Rxg7+ 1.Kf8
    2.Re1g1 2.Qf3+
    3.Rg1g2 then 3.Bxg2! is not mate i think.

    sorry if i'm missing something.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jan '07 22:13
    Originally posted by pootstick
    this is from an otb tournament game i should have lost. seeing as it's not composed there may be flaws, and as black played imperfectly i give you his moves:
    ...Kf8
    ...Qf3+
    #

    white to play, wins in 3
    [fen]r3r1k1/5pp1/7p/2p5/8/7b/2QB1q1P/4R1RK w - - 0 2[/fen]

    probably not hard as a puzzle, but it was a very exciting endgame

    edit: oops, forget to title the thread!
    I would go 1 Rxg7+ Kf8
    2 R-G8+ KxR (Forced)
    3 R-G1+ if K-f1, Bx H6+ wins queen
    or 3 R-g1+ K-h8
    4 B-C3+ Wins queen.
  6. 19 Jan '07 10:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by jorko
    1.Rxg7+ 1.Kf8
    2.Re1g1 2.Qf3+
    3.Rg1g2 then 3.Bxg2! is not mate i think.

    sorry if i'm missing something.
    Mephisto correctly gives Rg2# as white's third move, which must block check, and simultaneously discover mate. So, Bxh6 is the intermediate move.

    edit: sonhouse, you have mate forced after 3.Kf8 Bxh6# which is probably better than the solution, as black doesn't have the option Re8xRe1 which gives white the queen but for a heavy price.