# Q+

Jusuh
Posers and Puzzles 15 Apr '05 11:37
1. 15 Apr '05 11:37
yesterday í noticed something:

lets imagine following scenario: white checks black king with his queen so that no black piece can capture that queen. after black moves, can white somehow check black again? Is it possible in every legal situation and position?
2. Palynka
Upward Spiral
15 Apr '05 11:47
I think that if the queen captured a piece, there's the possibiliy of pinning itself so that it can't move to the square where the king was.
3. 15 Apr '05 11:54
Originally posted by Palynka
I think that if the queen captured a piece, there's the possibiliy of pinning itself so that it can't move to the square where the king was.

lets imagine following scenario: white checks black king with his queen (without capturing any enemy piece) so that no black piece can capture that queen. after black moves, can white somehow check black again? Is it possible in every legal situation and position?
4. Palynka
Upward Spiral
15 Apr '05 12:061 edit
No, the queen could check and block check at the same time.

White king checked, queen blocks check and checks black king with the same move. Black king moves, but the queen is pinned.

Edit: Sorry, just realized you wrote that no black piece is able to capture the queen (therefore no blocking is possible).

BUT, when the black king moves it can be discovered check. ðŸ™‚
5. Palynka
Upward Spiral
15 Apr '05 13:31
Actually, I was wrong. If it's discovered check than the queen can block and check. Maybe I should shut up and leave this for the pros. ðŸ˜›
6. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
15 Apr '05 15:56
Originally posted by Jusuh

lets imagine following scenario: white checks black king with his queen (without capturing any enemy piece) so that no black piece can capture that queen. after black moves, can white somehow check black again? Is it possible in every legal situation and position?
It is not always possible.

White has just played Qa3+. If Black responds with ...Ra6+, he prevents the white Queen from checking a 2nd time.
7. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
15 Apr '05 15:59
Originally posted by Palynka
Actually, I was wrong. If it's discovered check than the queen can block and check. Maybe I should shut up and leave this for the pros. ðŸ˜›
You were not wrong.

White has just played Qe3-b3+. If Black answers with ...Kc7+, the white Queen can't move to resolve the check and check black again.
8. 15 Apr '05 16:52
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
You were not wrong.

[fen]b7/1k6/8/8/8/rQ3K2/8/8 w[/fen]

White has just played Qe3-b3+. If Black answers with ...Kc7+, the white Queen can't move to resolve the check and check black again.
note that original question included "no piece can capture that queen".

anyway first diagram is good.
9. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
15 Apr '05 17:20
Originally posted by Jusuh
note that original question included "no piece can capture that queen".

anyway first diagram is good.
You're right; for some reason I forgot that part of the stip on the 2nd position. However, it's not hard to fix:

Last move: Qf5-e5+. Any legal black King move can't be answered by a wQ check.
10. 21 Apr '05 14:43
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
You're right; for some reason I forgot that part of the stip on the 2nd position. However, it's not hard to fix:

[fen]3b4/4k3/8/2r1Q1K1/8/B7/8/8 w[/fen]
Last move: Qf5-e5+. Any legal black King move can't be answered by a wQ check.
You can just move the queen to d5 or f5, depending on where the king goes, with check, can't you?
11. Palynka
Upward Spiral
21 Apr '05 14:45
No, because the bishop is checking the king...
12. 23 Apr '05 14:57
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
You're right; for some reason I forgot that part of the stip on the 2nd position. However, it's not hard to fix:

[fen]3b4/4k3/8/2r1Q1K1/8/B7/8/8 w[/fen]
Last move: Qf5-e5+. Any legal black King move can't be answered by a wQ check.
Are the black rook and white bishop actually required for that to be the case?
13. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
23 Apr '05 18:511 edit
Originally posted by iamatiger
Are the black rook and white bishop actually required for that to be the case?
Yes. The white Queen must be pinned to prevent her from blocking and counter-checking, and one of the stipulated conditions was that no black piece can capture the white Queen.