# two VERY hard puzzles

Von Bardeleben
Posers and Puzzles 23 Jan '07 03:47
1. 23 Jan '07 03:47
if you used fritz, please don't post or else you will ruin the beauty of it...

first one:

find white's bestest move
2. 23 Jan '07 03:48
second one:

white to move and draw
3. 23 Jan '07 05:001 edit
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
if you used fritz, please don't post or else you will ruin the beauty of it...

first one:
[fen]2kr4/K1pp4/P2Q4/3R4/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
find white's bestest move

this is the correct one
4. BigDoggProblem
23 Jan '07 06:10
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
second one:
[fen]8/8/8/8/p7/5P1k/8/K7 w 0 1[/fen]
white to move and draw
Easy: play any legal move.
5. 23 Jan '07 06:12
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
[fen]2kr4/K1pp4/P2QR3/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
this is the correct one
qe7
6. BigDoggProblem
23 Jan '07 06:15
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
[fen]2kr4/K1pp4/P2QR3/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
this is the correct one
1.Re4(e3, e2, e1) R~ 2.Qb4 d6 3.Qb8+ wins the Rook.
7. 23 Jan '07 06:23
2. Rook to the c file wins by force
8. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
23 Jan '07 06:25
Dear Von B,

Get lost and stop cross-posting your crappy puzzles.
9. 23 Jan '07 07:15
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
Dear Von B,

Get lost and stop cross-posting your crappy puzzles.
Dear XanthosNZ, turn your hate into a sword and shove it up ur @ss
10. 23 Jan '07 07:16
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Easy: play any legal move.
the board is reversed
11. 23 Jan '07 10:10
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
the board is reversed
Kg7-f6-e5 draw
12. 23 Jan '07 13:18
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
the board is reversed
well maybe you should have mentioned it. how the hell could we know that you go reverse those poor boards...
13. BigDoggProblem
23 Jan '07 16:24
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
the board is reversed
Then you should have made another post with the correct board.
14. 23 Jan '07 16:452 edits
Originally posted by hakaman
qe7
Sorry don't know chess notation, but pulling the rook back a few squares, letting the queen be taken and then moving the rook over onto the king's file looks like mate to me.

edit: or is white coming down the board?
edit2: if white is going down the rook up one square- black has to move his rook then queen takes pawn- mate

nice puzzle, stumped on the other one- haven't really done puzzles before, except in games!
15. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
23 Jan '07 23:291 edit
Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
if you used fritz, please don't post or else you will ruin the beauty of it...

first one:
[fen]2kr4/K1pp4/P2Q4/3R4/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
find white's bestest move
smells to me like R-c5 is pretty nasty. But just Qxd7+ wins as well,
RXQ, RXR, KXR, Wh K-b7, how does black stop the pawn from Queening?
Oops, didn't see that was an incorrect position.