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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    23 Mar '05 00:20
    The most difficult chess problem:



    White to play and win.
  2. 23 Mar '05 01:00
    im not sure, but i think that some people believe that non-subscribers always post rubish. The same people also think non-subscribers should not post in the forums. I honestly have seen no post that would creat this thought.


    Seriously do you enjoy using bandwith or are you that bored because you have no games to move in. Im not trying to be mean but come on!!!
  3. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    23 Mar '05 01:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TDR1
    im not sure, but i think that some people believe that non-subscribers always post rubish. The same people also think non-subscribers should not post in the forums. I honestly have seen no post that would creat this thought.


    Seriously d ...[text shortened]... have no games to move in. Im not trying to be mean but come on!!!
    I have to dissagree with you. I think that this was a reasonable and somewhat valuable post. Sure, it's not really a chess problem. But its intent was to make you think about the nature of chess. Does it have a determined result? It is quite possible that we will never know. I'm sure a lot of people have heard this newbie's question before, but still, how was he to know? Plus for those of us who haven't, or even the one's who had, it offers a chance to contemplate the game that we put hours into each day.
  4. 23 Mar '05 01:39
    i guess you are right...im sorry. But i have read so many of the newbies post and its getting outragous, something needs to be done.
  5. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    23 Mar '05 02:14
    Yeah, I definetely agree. Something needs to be done. But we just can't make generalizations that everything will be trash.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    23 Mar '05 05:06
    Originally posted by TDR1
    i guess you are right...im sorry. But i have read so many of the newbies post and its getting outragous, something needs to be done.
    Yes, outrageous! That's five whole seconds of your life that you'll never get back!!
  7. 23 Mar '05 08:14
    Well, I'm still working on the puzzle.

    Got me a bit bamboozled to be honest...
  8. 23 Mar '05 18:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PawnCurry
    Got me a bit bamboozled to be honest...
    Black wins by zugzwang.
  9. 23 Mar '05 20:13
    My one is in one but not in two,
    My two is in two but not in three,
    My three is in three but not in four,
    I am found quite often on hill and moor.
  10. 24 Mar '05 00:50 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Black wins by zugzwang.
    Only kidding.

    But notice that I have only ONE move to my name.
    This is because my opponent resigned after I demonstrated the winning method!

  11. 27 Mar '05 11:28
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    The most difficult chess problem:

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR[/fen]

    White to play and win.
    d4
  12. 27 Mar '05 17:26
    Originally posted by simonwells1967
    d4
    d4?? Nf6!! and white has nothing better than resign...dont you all agree with that?
  13. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    27 Mar '05 19:40
    Statistically, Nf3 is the best common opening.
  14. 27 Mar '05 20:37
    Originally posted by ark13
    Statistically, Nf3 is the best common opening.
    Yes, only riff-raff play it.
  15. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    27 Mar '05 21:47
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Yes, only riff-raff play it.
    Very funny. (But I've a feeling I'm going to regret starting this.)