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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  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. Standard member 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. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Apr '05 12:06 / 1 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.
  5. Standard member 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.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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.
    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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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. Standard member 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. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    23 Apr '05 18:51 / 1 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.