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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 17 Jun '07 00:20 / 3 edits
    What is the only move for white that will NOT lead to checkmate in the following game?



  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    17 Jun '07 00:24
    hmm...the puzzle didnt show up
  3. 17 Jun '07 00:24
    Without seeing any diagramm I'd guess its 1. Rc6
  4. 17 Jun '07 00:27 / 1 edit
    Sorry about that... the site that had that problem had FEN notation (supposedly), but it didn't come out right when I first tried to post... but it looks like the 2nd time was the charm

    When I tried to insert the FEN given on that web site, the diagram came up with 3 white Kings and a white Knight, and nothing else...
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Jun '07 01:17
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Without seeing any diagramm I'd guess its 1. Rc6
    Amazing how popular that puzzle is on here.
  6. 17 Jun '07 02:00
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    What is the only move for white that will NOT lead to checkmate in the following game?



    [fen]B1n1n1KR/1r5B/6R1/2b1p1p1/2P1k1P1/1p2P2p/1P2P2P/3N1N2 w - - 0 1 [/fen]
    Kg7
  7. 17 Jun '07 08:44
    Originally posted by UserChevy
    Kg7
    The Rb7 and Ne8 stop that.
  8. 17 Jun '07 11:22
    Resign?
  9. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    17 Jun '07 18:43
    It IS 1. Rc6 because after 1... Rxh7 the rook on c6 prevents the bishop on a8 from mating.
  10. 17 Jun '07 19:39
    Originally posted by abejnood
    It IS 1. Rc6 because after 1... Rxh7 the rook on c6 prevents the bishop on a8 from mating.
    That's gotta pee of the a8 bishop ...
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 Jun '07 21:34
    SwissGambit, original
    ded. to Karl Fabel

    White to move and NOT mate
  12. 18 Jun '07 21:52
    Originally posted by treetalk
    Resign?
    lol oops i wasn't very observant there.
  13. 19 Jun '07 14:29
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    SwissGambit, original
    ded. to Karl Fabel
    [fen]4Bb2/p1pRRPp1/P1k1P1P1/KpP5/1PP5/8/6N1/7B w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to move and NOT mate
    I think I know the answer, but I wont tell, which pawn to move
  14. 19 Jun '07 15:45
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    I think I know the answer, but I wont tell, which pawn to move
    Unless you flip the board, every pawn move is mate. Then 1. c6?? will do.
  15. 19 Jun '07 16:18
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    I think I know the answer, but I wont tell, which pawn to move
    I'm with you, but it takes a little bit of reasoning to realize the move is possible. Nice little puzzle.