Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    09 Jul '12 09:36
    Just 2 moves, can't be too difficult. 😉

    number 1:


    number 2:


    number 3:


    number 4:


    number 5:


    number 6:


    number 7:
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
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    09 Jul '12 15:30
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Just 2 moves, can't be too difficult. 😉

    number 1:
    [fen]8/5p2/5Q2/8/8/3K4/8/1kN5 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    number 2:
    [fen]n6k/7b/Q4Kp1/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    number 3:
    [fen]8/8/8/3K4/8/5nP1/5Q1b/5N1k w - - 0 1[/fen]

    number 4:
    [fen]2nB4/r3q3/N3pN2/4kp2/3R1R2/7B/4b2K/6Q1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    number 5:
    [fen]7Q/6p1/6kN/4P3/5KP1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    ...[text shortened]... w - - 0 1[/fen]

    number 7:
    [fen]1K3B2/4n3/4P3/1Pk1N2R/P1B2nR1/3P4/1P3P1Q/2N5 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    number 1:
    Reveal Hidden Content
    1. ~ Kxc1 2.Qa1# is the set play. Sol: 1.Kc3! Ka1 2.Kc2 or 1...Kxc1 2.Qf1#


    Easy enough. I'll let someone else do the next one. 🙂
  3. Joined
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    09 Jul '12 20:451 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    number 1:
    [...]

    Easy enough. I'll let someone else do the next one. 🙂
    Good start. 🙂
  4. Standard memberforkedknight
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    10 Jul '12 00:172 edits
    Number 2:
    Reveal Hidden Content
    Qa1!, followed by Kf7+, Kxg6+, or Qxa1+
  5. Joined
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    10 Jul '12 00:28
    Number 3 Reveal Hidden Content
    1.Kc6! zugzwang and the only square to allow it all others are covered, allow black to check or in one case lets black pin the queen which is the piece needed to deliver mate!
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Jul '12 23:121 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Number 3 [hidden]1.Kc6! zugzwang and the only square to allow it all others are covered, allow black to check or in one case lets black pin the queen which is the piece needed to deliver mate![/hidden]
    Not quite! It allows a check from knight.

    solution. Reveal Hidden Content
    1. Kd6 BxP 2. NxP
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Jul '12 01:13
    number 5: Reveal Hidden Content
    1. Kg3
  8. Joined
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    12 Jul '12 07:25
    Good, all correct so far. I think tomtom meant Kd6 as well, as the explanation to it was perfectly fine.
    Now 4, 6 and 7 missing. Number 6 has a debatable feature. Take that as a hint. 😉
  9. Joined
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    12 Jul '12 11:122 edits
    number 6 Reveal Hidden Content
    involves long castling
  10. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    12 Jul '12 13:271 edit
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Good, all correct so far. I think tomtom meant Kd6 as well, as the explanation to it was perfectly fine.
    Now 4, 6 and 7 missing. Number 6 has a debatable feature. Take that as a hint. 😉
    6:Reveal Hidden Content
    1.Nc3! zz 1...Ba2 2.000; 1...Bc2/Kd4 2.Rd6; 1...Kc2 2.Bf5


    But what's debatable about playing legal moves? 🙂
  11. Standard membertalzamir
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    12 Jul '12 22:14
    7: Reveal Hidden Content
    Nd7+ followed by mate by bishop or rook
  12. Joined
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    12 Jul '12 23:061 edit
    Originally posted by talzamir
    7: [hidden]Nd7+ followed by mate by bishop or rook[/hidden]
    Reveal Hidden Content
    whats after 1. Kb4?


    Reveal Hidden Content
    1.Nc6+ Kb6 2.a5
  13. Joined
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    13 Jul '12 04:422 edits
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    [hidden] 1.Nc6+ Kb6 2.a5[/hidden]
    1. Nc6+ Nxh5
  14. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    13 Jul '12 05:443 edits
    Yeah, for 7, we can reject 1.Nc6+ without considering black defenses because it is an utterly horrible key that no self-respecting composer would ever use [check + takes 2 flights 😞]

    Let's try Reveal Hidden Content
    1. Bb3 (zz) Nxh5 2. Nd7#; 1... Kb6 2. Nc4#; 1... Kd6 2. Nf7#; 1... Kb4 2. Nc6#; 1... Kd4 2. Nf3# - 5 different mates by the wN
  15. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    18 Jul '12 13:53
    4 is hard to find. I gave up on that one. I can see why no one has yet solved it.
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