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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 05:52 / 1 edit
    Okay, there are three boards below. On each one it is white to move. There is only one board where mate is not possible in under eight moves.

    Which is it?

    A:

  2. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 05:53
    B:

  3. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 05:53
    or C:

  4. 01 Aug '07 15:58
    It's so going to be A.
  5. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 16:18
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    It's so going to be A.
    Why do you say that ?
  6. 01 Aug '07 18:07
    because A's the one you'd expect to be easy to mate quickly
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Aug '07 18:19
    At first glance, it looks like C).
  8. 01 Aug '07 20:04
    I think I see mate for A and B, but C looks like it would take too long.
  9. Standard member Space
    Space
    02 Aug '07 00:06
    What do you mean it is going to be "A". Isn't one of the boards already an answer? Or are these games in progress? I don't get it...
  10. 02 Aug '07 07:32
    I mean when he reveals the answer, he's going to say A.

    It's like when someone asks you out of the blue "who invented the light bulb?" the answer most people give is ".....it's not going to be Edison."
  11. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    02 Aug '07 15:26
    They are all possible in under 8 moves if black moves poorly
  12. 02 Aug '07 15:29
    Originally posted by uzless
    They are all possible in under 8 moves if black moves poorly
    Another intelligent post from the aptly named uzless.
  13. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    03 Aug '07 00:03
    As some of you have correctly surmised, the answer is C - nicely done.
  14. 03 Aug '07 09:44
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    [b]B:

    [fen]7Q/6n1/2p5/1kPp4/3P4/n7/8/4K1Q1 w - - 0 1[/fen][/b]
    its A because the bords the other way around so he can promote a pawn there otherwise it isn't white to move and thats not what he said coz it wouldn't be check
  15. 06 Aug '07 17:51
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