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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 14 Nov '07 09:31
    http://i3.tinypic.com/89lrsly.png

    First Move:White Kd6
  2. 14 Nov '07 10:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by nareen
    http://i3.tinypic.com/89lrsly.png

    First Move:White Kd6
    I wouldnt move Kd6, I would (at a quick glance) advance the f-pawn.
    I don't really see the problem.
  3. 14 Nov '07 10:33 / 2 edits


    mate in three i want more then 10 options
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Nov '07 06:23
    Originally posted by nareen
    [fen]8/8/Q4PN1/2Kp3P/4k2P/4Pp2/8/5N2 b - - 0 1[/fen]

    mate in three i want more then 10 options
    1. Kd6 d4
    1... f2 2. Qe2 {[threat Ng3]} Kf5 3. Qf3#
    1... Kf5 2. Qc8+ Kxf6 [quote] 2... Ke4 3. Qc2#
    3. Qf8#[/quote] 2. Qc6+ Kf5
    2... Kd3 3. Nf4#
    3. Qxf3#
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Nov '07 06:28
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I wouldnt move Kd6, I would (at a quick glance) advance the f-pawn.
    I don't really see the problem.
    There's no problem. White is winning. However, 1.Kd6 is a faster win than 1.f7. The poster has been told several times to give stipulations for his problems, but he refuses to listen.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Nov '07 19:15
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    There's no problem. White is winning. However, 1.Kd6 is a faster win than 1.f7. The poster has been told several times to give stipulations for his problems, but he refuses to listen.
    Oops. I just noticed that nareen indeed gave the stipulation. I apologize to him for my comments.
  7. 17 Nov '07 20:27
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Oops. I just noticed that nareen indeed gave the stipulation. I apologize to him for my comments.
    In this case, he didn't say if its a problem, a study, a helpmate, or anything. He's just asking for help. Help to do what? To see if Kd7 is the best move? If he already knows the answer, why is he asking for help at all? I don't get it. Perhaps I'd just ignore him and this thread...
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Nov '07 20:34
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In this case, he didn't say if its a problem, a study, a helpmate, or anything. He's just asking for help. Help to do what? To see if Kd7 is the best move? If he already knows the answer, why is he asking for help at all? I don't get it. Perhaps I'd just ignore him and this thread...
    Originally posted by nareen
    mate in three i want more then 10 options
  9. 17 Nov '07 22:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Originally posted by nareen
    [b]mate in three i want more then 10 options
    [/b]
    Only an hour later than his first posting. Half an hour after my first posting.
    Until then there was only a plead for help with no stipulations at all.
  10. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 Nov '07 07:11
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Only an hour later than his first posting. Half an hour after my first posting.
    Until then there was only a plead for help with no stipulations at all.
    Yes, I know. I can see the times. But I have to give him credit for remembering to add it.
  11. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    19 Nov '07 00:36
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Yes, I know. I can see the times. But I have to give him credit for remembering to add it.
    my guess is that this was a position in his/her game, but i could not prove that since its game is not public...haha. It explains the stipulations and the variations because it didnt expect the other player to play the best moves....but what do i know?
  12. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    19 Nov '07 07:09
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    my guess is that this was a position in his/her game, but i could not prove that since its game is not public...haha. It explains the stipulations and the variations because it didnt expect the other player to play the best moves....but what do i know?
    Unlikely I'd think. He/she does give a first move and the positions themselves are, even without the quick mate possible, pretty trivial wins for white on the whole.