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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Apr '05 02:27

    This position was reached after Black's 16th move. Give the complete gamescore.
  2. 01 Apr '05 02:36
    You'e having a laugh aren't you?
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Apr '05 02:38
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    You'e having a laugh aren't you?
    Now why would you say that?
  4. 01 Apr '05 02:41
    April's fool you big banana ya! I fell for that. Hey everyone. I'm a complete dosey ******* and i fell for bigdogpoo's April fool.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Apr '05 02:49
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    April's fool you big banana ya! I fell for that. Hey everyone. I'm a complete dosey ******* and i fell for bigdogpoo's April fool.
    Ummm, no. In my part of the world it isn't even April yet.

    Check your shoe, cuz it ain't my "poo".
  6. 01 Apr '05 02:54
    Lighten up dude. I was having a joke. You not have them in your part o the world either?
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Apr '05 03:48
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Lighten up dude. I was having a joke. You not have them in your part o the world either?
    No. All jokes are forbidden in my country. Anyone caught telling a joke is immediately shot.
  8. 01 Apr '05 03:51
    Okay dude. I'm orf to beddy boes now.Cos in my part o th'world the milkman's on his way round. G'night peeps.
  9. 01 Apr '05 05:06
    can anyone play with me?please??im bored! and new here...
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Apr '05 07:29
    Originally posted by femalepawn
    can anyone play with me?please??im bored! and new here...
    femalepawn??

    You chicks (or guys pretending to be chicks) really oughtta pick better handles
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Apr '05 04:36
    A bunch of greasy thread-hijackers got a hold of this thread...so

    BUMP

    ...to see if any real solvers want to give this a try.
  12. 02 Apr '05 11:45 / 2 edits


    what first comes to mind:
    1.d4 e6 2.Bh6 Qh4 3.e3 Qxh2 4.Qh5 g5 5.a4 g4 6.Nf3 g3 7.Qg6 Qh4 8.a5 Qd8 9.Ra4 Nf6 10.Rc4 Ng8 11.Rc6 Nf6 12.Rh4 Ng8 13.Rg4 Nf6 14.f4 Ng8 15.f5 Nf6 16.Ng5 Ng8 but this is missing the bishop at e2
    I will try to better this:
    1.a4 Nf6 2.a5 Nxh2 3.Ra4 Ng4 4.Rh6 g5 5.Rc6 Nf6 6.Rh4 g4 7.d4 g3 8.Bh6 e6 9.e3 Ng8 10.Qh5 Nf6 11.Qg6 Ng8 12.Rg4 Nf6 13.f4 Ng8 14.Nh3 Qf6 15.Ng5 Qe7 16.f5 Qd8 again short of one move
    Hehehe, this is tougher than I thought.
  13. 02 Apr '05 12:10
    Originally posted by ilywrin



    what first comes to mind:
    1.d4 e6 2.Bh6 Qh4 3.e3 Qxh2 4.Qh5 g5 5.a4 g4 6.Nf3 g3 7.Qg6 Qh4 8.a5 Qd8 9.Ra4 Nf6 10.Rc4 Ng8 11.Rc6 Nf6 12.Rh4 Ng8 13.Rg4 Nf6 14.f4 Ng8 15.f5 Nf6 16.Ng5 Ng8 but this is missing the bishop at e2

    If my calculations are correct, the only way for white to reach the end position in 16 moves is when the h-rook goes to c6 via h6, and the a-rook to g4 via a4. Otherwise, it takes 5 moves at least for the two rooks, instead of 4.

    The main problem is when/how black captures the h2-pawn. Possible paths:
    - not by the queen (d6 can be played only after the rook moved to c6, but the rook cannot move before the pawn is taken)
    - by a knight, but only via g4 (f3 would give check), which has to occur before the white rook occupies g4. Not sure if it is the queens-knight or kings-knight either.
    - by the bishop via g7 - e5. This can only be done before the black pawn is on g3.
    - by a rook (move knight from g8, rook via g8 - g-file to h-file to h2 and back. The problem is that this takes at least 9 moves before the rook has taken the pawn and is back on the 8-th rank to free the path for the white rook.

    Other question (in my plan) is how the queen got to g6: via h4 or via d3 (most likely because that is indifferent to the g4 & g3 square occupation). Via d3 has the difficulty that d4 must be played, which can only be done after the a-rook moved to g4.

    So far I have not found a good solution.
  14. 02 Apr '05 12:20
    Thank's for that Mephisto. Unfortunately, I have no idea how that can be done: in every sequence of moves I could imagine White obstruct either the c1-h6 diagonal, or the e2-h5 one. If White queen comes through d3 White's last move must have been f5. Other than that I have no useful comments.
  15. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Apr '05 19:43
    Originally posted by ilywrin


    what first comes to mind:
    1.d4 e6 2.Bh6 Qh4 3.e3 Qxh2 4.Qh5 g5 5.a4 g4 6.Nf3 g3 7.Qg6 Qh4 8.a5 Qd8 9.Ra4 Nf6 10.Rc4 Ng8 11.Rc6 Nf6 12.Rh4 Ng8 13.Rg4 Nf6 14.f4 Ng8 15.f5 Nf6 16.Ng5 Ng8 but this is missing the bishop at e2
    I will try to better this:
    1.a4 Nf6 2.a5 Nxh2 3.Ra4 Ng4 4.Rh6 g5 5.Rc6 Nf6 6.Rh4 g4 7.d4 g3 8.Bh6 e6 9.e3 Ng8 10.Qh5 Nf6 11.Qg6 Ng8 ...[text shortened]... Nh3 Qf6 15.Ng5 Qe7 16.f5 Qd8 again short of one move
    Hehehe, this is tougher than I thought.
    In your first try, 14.f4?? is illegal because white's Nf3 is blocking the pawn.

    In your 2nd try, 1.a4 Nf6 2.a5 Nxh2!!, the black Knight is a bit too ambitious.