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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 31 Dec '06 23:22 / 3 edits
    Ralf Kraetschmer, Die Schwalbe 2001



    White to play and mate in minimal number of moves:
    a) Diagram;
    b) g7 = White knight;
    c) g7 = White bishop;
    d) g7 = White rook;
    e) g7 = White queen.
  2. 06 Jan '07 11:21
    No one?
  3. 06 Jan '07 11:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by David113
    Ralf Kraetschmer, Die Schwalbe 2001

    [fen]8/2K3P1/2p2Pp1/2P2pPp/2R2Pkn/2Pp1n1b/6p1/3B1NR1[/fen]

    White to play and mate in minimal number of moves:
    a) Diagram;
    b) g7 = White knight;
    c) g7 = White bishop;
    d) g7 = White rook;
    e) g7 = White queen.
    a) 1.g8N d2 2.Nh6#
    b) 1.Ne6 d2 2.Nd4 Kxf4 3.Nxf3#
    c)1.f7 d2 2.Bd4 Kxf4 3.Bf6+ Nd4 4.Rxd4#
    d)1.Re7 d2 2.Re2 Nd4 3.Rexg2++ Kxf4 4.Rxd4+ Ke5 5.Re2#
    e) 1. Qe7 d2 2.Re4 fxe4 3.Qxe4 Nf5 4.Qxf3+ Kh4 5.Qf2+ Ng3 6.Qxg3#
  4. 06 Jan '07 19:34 / 1 edit
    Funny how the problem with the queen on g7 takes the moves to mate.
  5. 07 Jan '07 01:29
    The solution given is correct.
    The stronger white's piece on g7 - the longer the mate.