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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 11 Aug '05 01:01 / 1 edit


    This is my first chess problem. Or better to say first harder one, others I constructed were either too easy or had few different solutions. This one is finally OK. :-)
    And please, try without Fritz for at least few minutes.

    Any comments would be appeciated.
  2. 11 Aug '05 01:34 / 2 edits
    ?
  3. 11 Aug '05 01:36
    That is incorrect. Black plays Qg4 and you are mated. :-)

    Here is a little hint: first few moves are forced due to the mate threat on g4.
  4. 11 Aug '05 01:37
    what is incorrect? the fact that i have no clue. Hence the (?)
  5. 11 Aug '05 01:37
    Originally posted by Starryknight14
    (if you need fritz to solve this then you should probably ask your mommy to tell you a bedtime story and give up on chess for a few years...)
    Lol, what a pathetic patzer you are. And lazy too, you could have at least checked with Fritz that your answer is not correct. Actually it loses, and you have to win. ROFL
  6. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    11 Aug '05 01:41
    Just ran it through chessmaster white wins
  7. 11 Aug '05 01:41
    so you are saying that (?) question mark is a losing move? I use it all the time when i am looking for forced mate. Who are you to tell me that ? is a bad move. After i play 23 ? it follows 23... ?. Then it transposes to ?! via 24 ?!#. Thus mate is forced.













    Patzer............
  8. 11 Aug '05 01:42
    I love your avatar lee. Where did you get it?
  9. 11 Aug '05 01:44
    Originally posted by leestatic
    Just ran it through chessmaster white wins
    How long did it need to find all the moves?
    Fritz finds it in like 10-15 secs but it takes him maybe few more seconds to see all moves. :-)
  10. 11 Aug '05 01:45
    Just ran 23 ? through fritz and it confirmed my above line was correct. ? is the best move.
  11. 11 Aug '05 01:49
    Well since axb loses to Qg4#, what about 23 axb+? Capturing the pawn... WITH TEMPO!
  12. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    11 Aug '05 01:54
    Originally posted by Starryknight14
    I love your avatar lee. Where did you get it?
    thanks http://www.animationlibrary.com
    it took about ten mins i set it up and kept switching sides.
  13. 11 Aug '05 01:56
    Wow, 10 minutes!
    5th move is hardest one to find, right? (just to check if your solution is OK)
  14. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    11 Aug '05 02:00
    Originally posted by Mislav
    Wow, 10 minutes!
    5th move is hardest one to find, right? (just to check if your solution is OK)
    B4 KB7
  15. 11 Aug '05 02:10
    Originally posted by leestatic
    B4 KB7
    Yes. Actually after b4, cxb4 is my main line, cause then idea of b4 is seen.

    So the solution goes: 1.a7+ Ka8 2.cxb7+ Kxb7 3.a8=Q+ Qxa8 4.Rxa8 Kxa8 5.b4! cxb4 6.d4 (stops black's knight from giving check on e5, after Nxd7) b3 7.d7 Nxd7 8.h7 b2 9.h8=Q+ Kb7 10.Qh7