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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 12 May '08 15:40


    White to play and castle in 4 moves
  2. 12 May '08 15:57 / 2 edits
    1. Nd1 Bf1 [1. ... Bxd1 2. O-O]
    2. Nb2 [threat 3. O-O-O] Be2
    3. Na4 Bd1/Bf1
    4. O-O/O-O-O
  3. 12 May '08 20:47
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    1. Nd1 Bf1 [1. ... Bxd1 2. O-O]
    2. Nb2 [threat 3. O-O-O] Be2
    3. Na4 Bd1/Bf1
    4. O-O/O-O-O
    That was too fast
  4. 12 May '08 23:07
    Nice puzzle and solution. Interesting concept.
  5. 12 May '08 23:57
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    1. Nd1 Bf1 [1. ... Bxd1 2. O-O]
    2. Nb2 [threat 3. O-O-O] Be2
    3. Na4 Bd1/Bf1
    4. O-O/O-O-O
    why not 2. nc3+ instead of nb2 and then
    3. 0-0-0?
  6. 13 May '08 02:10
    Originally posted by banx99
    why not 2. nc3+ instead of nb2 and then
    3. 0-0-0?
    It is not nc3+ it is nc3# and thus you did not castle.
  7. 13 May '08 10:33
    Originally posted by Gastel
    It is not nc3+ it is nc3# and thus you did not castle.
    Which is why it's not 1. Nf1 either. The N can't get out of the way without accidentally mating the black K.
  8. 13 May '08 18:22 / 1 edit
    Edited for inaccuracy.
  9. 13 May '08 23:40
    I suck at making problems, but how about one where it is like - white to move a pawn in 4. Where any pawn move would lead to mate unless 4 other careful moves were taken.

    Or white to move a piece other than the king in 4.

    Just a thought for the puzzle makers out there.