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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 02:38


    White to move. I can find mate in 4.

    What can you see?
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Aug '07 05:27
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    [fen]5b2/1N3p2/P3kp2/P5QQ/3n2p1/1N4p1/4P1b1/4K3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to move. I can find mate in 4.

    What can you see?
    1.Nxd4+ Kd7
    1...Ke7 2.Qc5+ Kd7 [quote]2...Ke8 3.Qc8+ Ke7 4.Qhc5#
    3.Qxf7+
    and mate next[/quote] 2.Qxf7+ Kc8
    2...Be7 3.Qc5 and 4.Qfxe7#
    3.Qxf8+ Kc7 4.Qd8#
  3. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    01 Aug '07 05:39
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    1.Nxd4+ Kd7
    1...Ke7 2.Qc5+ Kd7 [quote]2...Ke8 3.Qc8+ Ke7 4.Qhc5#
    3.Qxf7+
    and mate next[/quote] 2.Qxf7+ Kc8
    2...Be7 3.Qc5 and 4.Qfxe7#
    3.Qxf8+ Kc7 4.Qd8#
    Nice work mate. Mustn't have taken you long.

    Took me just over 5 minutes to realise there was a mate here. White to move and win:



    Time yourself. I'd be interested to know how long it takes you (or anyone else ). Of course, you all get the advantage of knowing there is a mate.
  4. 01 Aug '07 19:33
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    Nice work mate. Mustn't have taken you long.

    Took me just over 5 minutes to realise there was a mate here. White to move and win:

    [fen]8/4N1p1/K2k4/4NQ2/2n5/3b3R/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Time yourself. I'd be interested to know how long it takes you (or anyone else ). Of course, you all get the advantage of knowing there is a mate.
    SwissGambit's solutions are cool, but he should leave other people chances to solve them... having only just found this thread I now can't solve it.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Aug '07 19:55
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    SwissGambit's solutions are cool, but he should leave other people chances to solve them... having only just found this thread I now can't solve it.
    Make the window smaller. Don't scroll down. That's what I do if I don't want to see other people's solutions.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Aug '07 20:03
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    Nice work mate. Mustn't have taken you long.

    Took me just over 5 minutes to realise there was a mate here. White to move and win:

    [fen]8/4N1p1/K2k4/4NQ2/2n5/3b3R/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Time yourself. I'd be interested to know how long it takes you (or anyone else ). Of course, you all get the advantage of knowing there is a mate.
    1. Rxd3+ Kxe7 2. Rd7+ Ke8 3. Qf7#
    1...Kc7 2. Qd7+ Kb8 3. Qc8#
    1...Kc5 2. N5c6+ Ne5 3. Qxe5+ Kc4 4. Qb5#
    7 min.
  7. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    02 Aug '07 00:04
    Nicely done.

    I did only: Kc5 2. N5c6+ Ne5 3. Qxe5+ Kc4 4. Qb5# in 5:15. You found both in 7.
  8. 01 Nov '07 13:26 / 1 edit
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