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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    11 Jul '05 03:03

    Position after Black's 15th move. How did the game go?
  2. 11 Jul '05 09:52
    Just a guess here. Black won? :-)
  3. 11 Jul '05 11:10 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by chasparos
    Just a guess here. Black won? :-)
    LOL

    No, he means, 'How was the given board position arrived at in 15 moves?'

    Try this for starters:



    White has just played his 2nd move.
    How did the game go?
  4. 11 Jul '05 14:03
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    LOL

    No, he means, 'How was the given board position arrived at in 15 moves?'

    Try this for starters:

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/1ppppppp/8/p7/P7/8/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR[/fen]

    White has just played his 2nd move.
    How did the game go?
    uhm.... it took me very long, but I think I solves it:
    1. a3 - a5
    2. a4

    maybe I mislooked something, but I really think this is the solution
  5. 11 Jul '05 17:14
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [fen]1n2r3/1ppk3p/1p2rn2/3p1pp1/3bq3/7b/1PPPP1PP/1NBQKBNR[/fen]
    Position after Black's 15th move. How did the game go?
    This should be challenging
  6. 11 Jul '05 17:23
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    This should be challenging
    yes. How was the white f-pawn captured?
  7. 11 Jul '05 17:29
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    yes. How was the white f-pawn captured?
    It might have captured the e7 pawn?! maybe... The White rook must have been captured at b6, but how/where was tha "a"- pawn captured? If I am counting correctly Black has made exactly 15 moves (4 pawn, 1 knight, 2 Queen, 3 bishop, 4 rook, 1 king), so where is the missing 'a' pawn?
  8. 11 Jul '05 17:52
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    It might have captured the e7 pawn?! maybe... The White rook must have been captured at b6, but how/where was tha "a"- pawn captured? If I am counting correctly Black has made exactly 15 moves (4 pawn, 1 knight, 2 Queen, 3 bishop, 4 rook, 1 king), so where is the missing 'a' pawn?
    The black a-rook could have captured the a-pawn on it's way to the d-file
  9. 12 Jul '05 15:17
    I can do it with the black queen ending up at f4 instead of e4, but I can't see a way around the pin of the white knight?

    Jeff
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Jul '05 19:29
    ilywrin has PM'ed the correct solution.
  11. 13 Jul '05 14:31
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    ilywrin has PM'ed the correct solution.
    I did so because I didn't want to spoil the fun for the rest of the solvers. It is an interesting puzzle. Keep trying people.
  12. 13 Jul '05 16:06
    I give up. I can't get it. I can't figure out how black can get the a-rook to e6 if the queen is blocking the way, or the rook blocking the queen's way.
  13. 13 Jul '05 18:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    I give up...or the rook blocking the queen's way.
    11. Qd8-h4
    12. Qh4-e4
  14. 13 Jul '05 19:13
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    11. Qd8-h4
    12. Qh4-e4
    why not 9. ... Qh4 and 10. ... Qe4?
  15. 13 Jul '05 19:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    why not 9. ... Qh4 and 10. ... Qe4?
    Yes, I am aware that Qh4 is a potential check.