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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Nov '06 18:47 / 2 edits


    This is the sort of puzzle that pulls beginners into chess for aesthetic pleasure. White to mate in two.
  2. 07 Nov '06 20:11
    Well, my personal favorite for beginners is P.Morphy's puzzle:
    White to mate in 2.

    Much less pieces than in Loyd's problem, and still makes one think about how the simple things often hide deeper meaning and beauty.
  3. 07 Nov '06 20:17
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Well, my personal favorite for beginners is P.Morphy's puzzle:
    White to mate in 2.
    [fen]5Kbk/6pp/6P1/8/8/8/8/7R [/fen]
    Much less pieces than in Loyd's problem, and still makes one think about how the simple things often hide deeper meaning and beauty.
    I've seen this idea, just there black was supposed to mate white. Though, in my opinion, Loyd's problem is still much more difficult to solve. It took me about a hour. You solved it?
  4. 07 Nov '06 20:31
    I can see them both, but I won't post the answers and spoil it for anyone else.
  5. 07 Nov '06 20:56
    Originally posted by Ian68
    I can see them both, but I won't post the answers and spoil it for anyone else.
    Then send me the answer via PM. (Many people have told me that they solved it, but actually they hadn't) If you do have solved it, then congratulations.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    07 Nov '06 21:14
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    Then send me the answer via PM. (Many people have told me that they solved it, but actually they hadn't) If you do have solved it, then congratulations.
    But it's ever so much more entertaining to just allow posting of the answers in the thread. The best part is when someone posts the correct answer, and it fails to stop or even slow the tide of wrong answers.
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    07 Nov '06 21:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Well, my personal favorite for beginners is P.Morphy's puzzle:
    White to mate in 2.
    [fen]5Kbk/6pp/6P1/8/8/8/8/7R [/fen]
    Much less pieces than in Loyd's problem, and still makes one think about how the simple things often hide deeper meaning and beauty.
    ok, sneaky
  8. 07 Nov '06 21:34
    Originally posted by uzless
    What is the answer. Can't do it in two in my head.
    Rh6

    If gxh6 then g7 or if B anywhere then Rxh7
  9. 07 Nov '06 22:23
    Well I'll throw my hands up, it's the first time I have seen this problem and it totally flummoxed me.
    It was only when I saw Ians reply post with the Rh6 answer attached that I relised that the problem had a solution, and hat I would never be world champion.... What!!!!!!!!!
  10. 07 Nov '06 22:49
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    [fen]2brrb2/8/p7/7Q/1p1kpPp1/1P1pN1P1/3K4/8 w[/fen]

    This is the sort of puzzle that pulls beginners into chess for aesthetic pleasure. White to mate in two.
    Hey maybe I can be world Champion after all.... I think I just solved the first one by loyd...

    Qa5...hemming the king in on the 4th rank, while threatening Qxb4 or Qb6..Mate

    if Bc5 to protect both squares and thwart the mate the kings escape square is lost and so is the position with Qa1 MATE!!!!!

    hee hee hee...... sorry if i ruined it but i had to just tell the world
  11. 07 Nov '06 22:51
    Originally posted by iraqi insurgent
    Hey maybe I can be world Champion after all.... I think I just solved the first one by loyd...

    Qa5...hemming the king in on the 4th rank, while threatening Qxb4 or Qb6..Mate

    if Bc5 to protect both squares and thwart the mate the kings escape square is lost and so is the position with Qa1 MATE!!!!!

    hee hee hee...... sorry if i ruined it but i had to just tell the world
    That works after Bc5 but I can see four other moves that black can play after Qa5 that would prevent mate.
  12. 07 Nov '06 23:27
    Originally posted by Ian68
    That works after Bc5 but I can see four other moves that black can play after Qa5 that would prevent mate.
    would you like to tell me just one of them ian... cos i think your wrong
  13. 07 Nov '06 23:28
    just seen one myself ...lol
  14. 07 Nov '06 23:30
    No wait your wrong it works... any other inter pose brings a knight mate

    Ian your wrong Im right... and a future world champion in the making
  15. 07 Nov '06 23:43
    Originally posted by iraqi insurgent
    No wait your wrong it works... any other inter pose brings a knight mate

    Ian your wrong Im right... and a future world champion in the making
    Nf5? After three of the moves the bishop on c8 can take it.