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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '14 19:56
    The answer to this cryptic clue is an algebraic move.

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  2. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    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 15:00 / 3 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. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Feb '14 20:20
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    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. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Feb '14 20:02
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    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
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    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!
    [fen]8/8/8/8/3RkRN1/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Damn. I found this solution quite quickly and I thought I was being so clever. I hadn't twigged that it was not a possible position!
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Apr '14 13:31
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Damn. I found this solution quite quickly and I thought I was being so clever. I hadn't twigged that it was not a possible position!
    Considering the king is in check twice but you can't do that outside of a discovered check....