Originally posted by doodinthemoodIf there is a Black piece missing, it must be on f1 [someone captured a wB there]. Has to be Q [who else can get there?]. I'm not quite sure how anyone wins though - I would think White would just play e3 ASAP and advance the K as far up the board as he can.
E5. pieces on black squares must be taken by pieces on black squares. But in the position, no pieces on black squares could have moved. Thus, E5.
edit: think about "what was the last black piece to be taken taken by?"
Reminds me of a puzzle I made a while back, that understandably isn't a classic
The ...[text shortened]... lyzed.)
In the position, one of the black pieces has been left out.
Who has won the game?
Originally posted by greenpawn34But Qxf1 is not mate - the Queen cannot move sideways!
Yes SG is correct - must have been the Queen that took on f1.
Two Knights in diagram to show it was not a Knight.
Pawn on h7 to show last legal move by White.
So Qxf1 is mate.
Moot point without trying to find fault or sound clever.
As the Queen can only move forward and therefore cannot
take sideways - is the King really in danger of being t s the only move).
What is the quickest way to show e.p. only move from the start position?
Originally posted by greenpawn34Obviously, there are duals...for example, White could start 1.h4 2.c3 3.Qb3 4.Qe6 - the Q is just as effective there as on g7. This line even saves a move for White [not that it matters - he has to wait for Black anyhow].
That en passant example from Swiss Gambit is most likely the
quickest but I'm going it open it to the Corner and see
is anybody finds a dual.
Originally posted by doodinthemoodIs the solution unique?
White to play and mate in 3. When pieces capture pieces, then move away, the captured piece re-appears in the vacant square as the computer hasn't cleared it from it's memory bank. None of the pieces on the board has captured something on the square it's on.
(I'm aware of the illegality of the position.)