# Really hard clue

wolfgang59
Posers and Puzzles 04 Feb '14 19:56
1. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
04 Feb '14 19:56
The answer to this cryptic clue is an algebraic move.

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2. 07 Feb '14 10:11
Originally posted by wolfgang59
The answer to this cryptic clue is an algebraic move.

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Happy to admit defeat on this one.
Maybe you would PM or post a hint if no-one else has cracked it yet?
3. 07 Feb '14 15:003 edits
Maybe "f1" ( for "Formula 1" ) to ... something?

On second thoughts, "f1 takes ..." seems more likely, where "..." is an algebraic square which could mean something like "it up the bum".

On third thoughts, how about "f1=Q+"?
4. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
07 Feb '14 20:20
Maybe "f1" ( for "Formula 1" ) to ... something?

On second thoughts, "f1 takes ..." seems more likely, where "..." is an algebraic square which could mean something like "it up the bum".

On third thoughts, how about "f1=Q+"?
so close.

I was thinking exf1=Q+

ex formula1 is a queen more to come!
5. 10 Feb '14 12:30
I would never have got that. I've played chess for far too long to read "exf1" as anything other than "e takes f1".
6. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
10 Feb '14 20:02
I would never have got that. I've played chess for far too long to read "exf1" as anything other than "e takes f1".
Reminds me of that ancient puzzle.
With the opponents king on e4
Set up checkmate with 2 rooks and a knight. (No help from king)

Apparently the more experienced you are the harder the puzzle!
7. 11 Feb '14 00:10
Yes, the point being that it is impossible to achieve in a legal game so players with lots of experience of normal chess won't be inclined to put the king in check by both rooks at the same time!
8. 11 Feb '14 20:14