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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 26 Jan '08 13:34


    Here White had played Bh6 and Black had replied Kf8 (Bxh6 Nxf6+ wins the bQ). From this position White played Be3. But there was a strong and subtle move- can you find it?
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    White to move.
  2. 26 Jan '08 13:35

    Here Black is to move and win material, forcing a substantial win through piece gain.
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  3. 26 Jan '08 13:36
    P.S. Although the title of the thread is #s, some will be piece gainers. Not all will result in checkmate.
  4. 26 Jan '08 13:46
    And to finish off the first trio:

    Black to play. In this game Nb5 led to a draw- can anyone find the stylish mate?
  5. 26 Jan '08 14:38 / 1 edit
    OK, for some reason that has moved some pieces onto the wrong squares. Ignore it, just do the first two, anyone else's puzzles are of course, welcome.
  6. 26 Jan '08 15:00
    I like this! Whether you're getting them from somewhere, or drawing them yourself, they're proper chess puzzles. Real game situations with proper tactics to get the mind thinking.

    In the first one, Nb6! seems to be good, winning the rook with the threat of mate on D8 taking priority for black's defence.
  7. 26 Jan '08 15:04
    Thanks dood! The solution to one is Nb6- care to expand?
  8. 26 Jan '08 15:40
    Originally posted by ares3
    [fen]7k/p4pR1/1p5p/3p1r2/4n3/P5NP/1P4P1/6K1[/fen]
    Here Black is to move and win material, forcing a substantial win through piece gain.
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    1. ... Rf4
    2. Rg4 Rxg4 3. hxg Nxg3
    2. Nxe4 Kxg7
    2. Nh5 Rh4
    2. anythin' d4

    I think that's it.
  9. 26 Jan '08 15:41
    Rf4 Ne2? What happens then?
  10. 26 Jan '08 15:55
    Originally posted by ares3
    Rf4 Ne2? What happens then?
    1. ... Rf4 2. Ne2 Rf2
  11. 26 Jan '08 16:03
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    1. ... Rf4 2. Ne2 Rf2
    That's a good solution, but not the one I was looking for...
  12. 26 Jan '08 16:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ares3
    That's a good solution, but not the one I was looking for...
    I'll try to find the one you have.
  13. 26 Jan '08 16:06
    OK!
  14. 26 Jan '08 16:13
    Originally posted by ares3
    [fen]r1bq1k1r/2p1n1bp/p4ppB/np1Np3/4P3/1B3N2/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R[/fen]

    Here White had played Bh6 and Black had replied Kf8 (Bxh6 Nxf6+ wins the bQ). From this position White played Be3. But there was a strong and subtle move- can you find it?
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    White to move.
    Nb6?

    Not what id call subtle but pretty strong. Im a little delicate today so mind isnt thinking fast as id like but i *think* that Nb6 would win.
  15. 26 Jan '08 16:22
    Originally posted by mazziewag
    Nb6?

    Not what id call subtle but pretty strong. Im a little delicate today so mind isnt thinking fast as id like but i *think* that Nb6 would win.
    Well, correct, but it's already been done.