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    08 Aug '10 12:19
    White to move and win.

    8/1nq5/bppp4/1p1k1K1N/1rrp3b/2pp2p1/8/n7 w - - 0 1

  2. Joined
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    08 Aug '10 13:05
    mate in 12
  3. Joined
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    08 Aug '10 14:34
    Mate in 12 is correct.
  4. Joined
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    09 Aug '10 02:07
    i think i got it
  5. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
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    09 Aug '10 04:14
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    White to move and win.

    8/1nq5/bppp4/1p1k1K1N/1rrp3b/2pp2p1/8/n7 w - - 0 1

    [fen]8/1nq5/bppp4/1p1k1K1N/1rrp3b/2pp2p1/8/n7 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    **SPOILER ALERT**

  6. Standard memberrandolph
    the walrus
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    12 Aug '10 06:14
    not horribly challenging as far as mate in 12s go but a very fine mate nonetheless.
  7. Joined
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    12 Aug '10 13:30
    A mate in 12 from where we saw it. Just think of the sacs white has already made to acheive such a position!
  8. Joined
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    14 Aug '10 18:13
    "[...] Hungarian O.T. Bláthy published a series of 'minimal' problems, using in each only one White piece or Pawn in addition to White King against the full set of sixteen Black men. The clarity and simplicity of Bláthy's original problems, which were called 'Dark Doings' in the 'Chess Amateur', have never been surpassed. This one is perhaps the best known and most attractive."

    Does anyone know one or more of the other puzzles of that series?
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    15 Aug '10 15:26
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    Mate in 12 is correct.
    I bet that position isn't even possible
  10. Standard memberrandolph
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    15 Aug '10 19:40
    Originally posted by daniel58
    I bet that position isn't even possible
    it is, i think... swissgambit would be the one to ask.
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
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    16 Aug '10 04:47
    Originally posted by daniel58
    I bet that position isn't even possible
    Black only needs 9 pawn captures and white's missing 14 units. The position is legal.
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