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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    24 Dec '05 01:14


    White to play.
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    24 Dec '05 02:55
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/p3P3/rp6/kp6/1p4PK/1P6/1P5p/4r2R[/fen]

    White to play.
    You are a puzzle poser.

    P-
  3. 24 Dec '05 03:40
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/p3P3/rp6/kp6/1p4PK/1P6/1P5p/4r2R[/fen]

    White to play.
    i know this one!
    1.e8=Q Re1xe8
    2.Ra1#
  4. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    24 Dec '05 04:29
    Originally posted by trallphaz
    i know this one!
    1.e8=Q Re1xe8
    2.Ra1#
    It's not that easy.
  5. 24 Dec '05 06:19 / 1 edit
    I retract my answer as I am a dumbass.
  6. Standard member Wildfire
    Force of Nature
    24 Dec '05 08:36
    Originally posted by Coconut
    I retract my answer as I am a dumbass.
    Admitting it is the first step to recovery.
  7. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    24 Dec '05 09:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/p3P3/rp6/kp6/1p4PK/1P6/1P5p/4r2R[/fen]

    White to play.
    e8=N. Forced mate after that with Nd6 and Nb7# with nothing to stop it with the threat of Ra1#.
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    24 Dec '05 13:07
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    e8=N. Forced mate after that with Nd6 and Nb7# with nothing to stop it with the threat of Ra1#.
    1...Rg1.
  9. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    24 Dec '05 19:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    1...Rg1.
    The knight still works. Black has no other peices to move besides the rook so he'd have to move the rook or take my rook. But white can get the knight to b7# by the time black has anything to stop it.

    Edit: Wait, which way are the pawns moving?
  10. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    24 Dec '05 19:57
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    The knight still works. Black has no other peices to move besides the rook so he'd have to move the rook or take my rook. But white can get the knight to b7# by the time black has anything to stop it.

    Edit: Wait, which way are the pawns moving?
    After e8=N Rg1 and Nd6, black draws with Rxg4
  11. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    24 Dec '05 23:11
    Originally posted by ark13
    After e8=N Rg1 and Nd6, black draws with Rxg4
    Hmm, ok, I'll do some more looking.
  12. Standard member jfkjmh
    nice one
    24 Dec '05 23:24
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/p3P3/rp6/kp6/1p4PK/1P6/1P5p/4r2R[/fen]

    White to play.
    1.e8N Rg1 2.Kh5 Rd1 3.Nd6 Rxd6 4.Ra1# looks unusually good.
    Why don't you say: Looks unusually well? Thank you in advance.
    Merry Christmas!
  13. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    25 Dec '05 04:59
    Originally posted by jfkjmh
    1.e8N Rg1 2.Kh5 Rd1 3.Nd6 Rxd6 4.Ra1# looks unusually good.
    Why don't you say: Looks unusually well? Thank you in advance.
    Merry Christmas!
    Why Rd1? Black still has the stalemate after 1.e8N Rg1 2. Kh5? Rxh4 3.Nd6 Rh5+ and the king is trapped and prepetetual check, or 50 move rule, or 3-time repetition, whichever comes first.
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Dec '05 05:38
    Originally posted by abejnood
    Why Rd1? Black still has the stalemate after 1.e8N Rg1 2. Kh5? Rxh4 3.Nd6 Rh5+ and the king is trapped and prepetetual check, or 50 move rule, or 3-time repetition, whichever comes first.
    2...Rxg4?? 3.Ra1#
  15. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    25 Dec '05 23:53
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    2...Rxg4?? 3.Ra1#
    then black can't move (well, black can queen, but then it can't). so, stalemate...