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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 Mar '05 12:37 / 2 edits
    Black moved last.

  2. 28 Mar '05 12:55
    this should be Kg1-h2.
  3. 28 Mar '05 13:29 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    this should be Kg1-h2.
    If so, what was White's previous move?
  4. 28 Mar '05 13:32
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    What was White's previous move?
    NxNh2?
  5. 28 Mar '05 13:55 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    NxNh2?
    Yep, although it is probably self-evident to skeeter that he need not capture a knight and also that schakuhr's answer is wrong.

    I will have to post a harder one.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Mar '05 23:04
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    NxNh2?
    I assume this is a typo and the last black move is -1...Kg1xNh2.
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    28 Mar '05 23:07
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I assume this is a typo and the last black move is -1...Kg1xNh2.
    white's last move, not black.

    D
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Mar '05 23:20
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    white's last move, not black.

    D
    Nobody ever gave -1...Kg1xNh2 as black's last move. If his last move was only -1...Kg1-h2, there is nothing on h2!

    Furthermore, after the forced -1...Kg1xNh2, White's previous move could be either -2.Nf1-h2 without capture, or -2.Nf1xh2 uncapturing a black Queen, Knight or Rook on h2. That's why the stip only asks for black's last move.
  9. 29 Mar '05 07:31
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem

    Furthermore, after the forced -1...Kg1xNh2, White's previous move could be either -2.Nf1-h2 without capture,
    But 'without capture' would leave Black without a previous move, wouldn't it?
  10. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    29 Mar '05 08:08
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Yep, although it is probably self-evident to skeeter that he need not capture a knight and also that schakuhr's answer is wrong.

    I will have to post a harder one.
    Yep, you beat me to it. NHF's and I look forward to the next harder one.

    skeeter
  11. 29 Mar '05 08:16 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Yep, you beat me to it. NHF's and I look forward to the next [b]harder one.

    skeeter[/b]
    NHF?

    Try
    White to Play and Draw Again
    or
    What Were the Last Few Moves?
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Mar '05 16:58
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    But 'without capture' would leave Black without a previous move, wouldn't it?
    No. -1...Kg1xNh2 -2.Nf1-h2 Kh2-g1 -3.Ne3xQf1+ etc.