Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberleestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    feckin' 'ell
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    11 Aug '05 02:211 edit
    1. a7+ Ka8
    2. cxb7+ Kxb7
    3. a8=Q+ Qxa8
    4. Rxa8 Kxa8
    5. b4 Kb7
    6. bxc5 Bg1
    7. d7 Nxd7
    8. h7 Ne5+
    9. Kg2 Nf7
    10. Kxg1 Kc6
    11. d4 Kb7
    12. Kh2 Kc6
    13. d5+ Kb7
    14. Kg2 Nh8
    15. Kf3 Nf7
    16. Kxf4 h4
    17. Kg4 h3
    18. Kxh3 Ng5+
    19. Kg4 Nxh7
    20. Kf5 Nf8
    21. Ke5 Nd7+
    22. Kd6 Nf6
    23. f3 Nh5
    24. c6+ Kxb6
    25. c7 Kb7
    26. Kd7 Nf6+
    27. Kd8 Kb6
    28. c8=Q Nxd5
    29. Qc4 Ne3
    30. Qb3+ Kc5
    31. Qxe3+ Kc4
    32. f4 Kb5
    33. Qd4 Kc6
    34. Kc8 Kb5
    35. Kb7 Ka5
    36. Kc6 Ka6
    37. Qb6# 1-0

  2. Joined
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    11 Aug '05 03:011 edit
    Originally posted by Mislav
    [fen]1k4q1/1p6/PPPP1n1P/2p4p/5p2/R2P1K2/1P3P1b/8 w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]

    Any comments would be appeciated.


    im going to guess that white starting off at the bottom. this problem will NEVER HAPPEN. look at the white pawns that have adva ...[text shortened]... ed in rank, and look at the white pawns that are still on the 2nd rank
  3. Joined
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    11 Aug '05 13:25
    Jsemon2, of course it will never happen. Chess problems don't have to look like "real" games.
  4. Joined
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    14 Aug '05 07:30
    Originally posted by Mislav
    Jsemon2, of course it will never happen. Chess problems don't have to look like "real" games.

    so what is the point? it isnt like trick shot pool, where it looks cool doing it.
  5. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    Court Jester
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    14 Aug '05 17:40
    Originally posted by jsemon2
    so what is the point? it isnt like trick shot pool, where it looks cool doing it.
    Some problems do have cool-looking solutions (at least, if you appreciate chess artistry...)

    By using positions that are not gamelike, composers can show a far wider range of ideas than those found in regular chess games.
  6. Joined
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    22 Aug '05 15:05
    Originally posted by jsemon2
    this is an easy one move pawn to A7 check can only move king to C8 then pawn to A8 promote to Queen and its check mate
  7. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    22 Aug '05 16:08
    Originally posted by rhatss
    this is an easy one move pawn to A7 check can only move king to C8 <snip>
    He can also move to a8.
  8. Joined
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    08 Jul '06 04:45
    You've composed a clever and interesting problem, but since the moves are forced, most players will figure it out fairly quickly. The white pawn structure could have been obtained by captures.
  9. Joined
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    08 Jul '06 21:23
    Originally posted by Mislav
    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
    how do you propose to win after 1.a7+ Ka8 2.cxb7+ Kxb7 3.a8=Q+ Qxa8 4.Rxa8 Kxa8 5.b4! Kb7!
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