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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Nov '06 18:40 / 6 edits


    This is a nice puzzle. White to mate in three. Took me a long time to figure this out.
  2. 07 Nov '06 18:46 / 1 edit
    It can't be whites move in that position.

    Edit: Grrr! Trying to make me look stupid.
  3. 07 Nov '06 18:47
    Look again, I had some problems inserting FEN
  4. 07 Nov '06 18:48 / 1 edit
    I see 2 first moves....

    Edit: didnt see the edit
  5. 07 Nov '06 20:14
    A nice one, indeed.
  6. 07 Nov '06 20:17
    Solved it?
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    07 Nov '06 20:27
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    Solved it?
    ya...the king has some work to do
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    07 Nov '06 21:10
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    [fen]8/8/8/8/2p2p2/K1p1N3/6Q1/4k3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    This is a nice puzzle. White to mate in three. Took me a long time to figure this out.
    1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

    1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
    1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
    1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#
  9. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    07 Nov '06 21:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

    1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
    1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
    1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#[/b]
  10. 07 Nov '06 21:37
    Originally posted by uzless
    easier way...

    King b2, then c1, then Knight c2...checkmate!

    other moves by black are irrelevant
    Kb2? That would be moving into check.
  11. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    07 Nov '06 21:38
    Originally posted by Ian68
    Kb2? That would be moving into check.
    ya saw that...thought the black pawns were moving forward for a sec
  12. 08 Nov '06 20:40
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

    1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
    1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
    1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#[/b]
    Nice. Kb4!! is the exact move. For me this puzzle took a long time. I'm not good at finding these quiet moves like Kb4.
  13. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    08 Nov '06 21:40
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    Nice. Kb4!! is the exact move. For me this puzzle took a long time. I'm not good at finding these quiet moves like Kb4.
    Most composed problems do not start with a checking key, for checks are generally obvious moves.

    Solving these types of problems will improve your ability to find quiet, subtle moves.
  14. 09 Nov '06 18:49
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Most composed problems do not start with a checking key, for checks are generally obvious moves.

    Solving these types of problems will improve your ability to find quiet, subtle moves.
    Yeah, that's why I like these kind of puzzles.