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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Dec '05 02:26
    this is a nice little problem, it is not a misprint, and there is a solution...





    White to mate in 3.
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    20 Dec '05 05:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    this is a nice little problem, it is not a misprint, and there is a solution...


    [fen]7k/3p2pP/3PB1P1/4PpK1/5P2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]


    White to mate in 3.
    Black's last move had to be 0...f7-f5, so White can mate by 1.exf6 e.p. gxf6+ 2.Kh6 f5 3.g7#

    EDIT: or 1...dxe6 2.f7 ~ 3.f8Q#
  3. 20 Dec '05 11:33
    good job...deducing Black's last move is, of course, essential to solving this one...
  4. Standard member Santa Drummer
    I AM INNOCENT
    20 Dec '05 18:44
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    good job...deducing Black's last move is, of course, essential to solving this one...
    easiest puzzle ever when you see its whites move and black had to have just played the pawn.
  5. 20 Dec '05 20:00
    i think this is already stalemate because blacks king cant move anywhere because of the G and H file pawn structure. also no matter what pawn you take out with your bishop the others will be locked up and his king cant movee, creating stalemate
  6. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    20 Dec '05 20:28
    But by capturing the f-pawn en-passant, black then has two possible legal moves as BDP has already explained. So therefore not stalemate, avoiding this is something which needed to be considered.