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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    09 Jul '05 22:43
    ...and mate in two against any defence.



    skeeter
  2. 09 Jul '05 22:48
    Originally posted by skeeter
    ...and mate in two against any defence.

    [fen]5nBb/3b2Q1/5r2/7R/3k3n/K7/2P5/4R3[/fen]

    skeeter
    1.Kb4 (2.Rd5
    1...Nf5/Ne6 2.Qg4/Qd7#
    1...Be6/Bf5 2.Qa7/Qg1 #
  3. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    09 Jul '05 23:02
    Yep. Too good. This one shoukd slow you down...?



    skeeter
  4. 09 Jul '05 23:10 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Yep. Too good. This one shoukd slow you down...?

    [fen]2K3Bn/B7/3pp1N1/1p1P3R/4k3/R5q1/N1P3Pp/7Q[/fen]

    skeeter
    1.Qd1 (2.Qd4# ) seems to do the trick.
    1...Qg5 2.Qd3#; 1...Qc3+ 2.Nxc3#; 1...Qe3 2.Rxe3#
    EDIT: Nope 1...e5! Guess I need some sleep
    EDIT2: Okay the only move that works against 1...e5! is 1.Qb1
    So
    1.Qb1! e5 2.Qb4#; 1...Qf2/Qc3+ 2.Nc3#; 1...exd 2.Bxd5#; 1...Qd3(b3) 2.cxd(cxb) #
    EDIT3: Blasted smileys
  5. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    10 Jul '05 04:07
    Correct. here's another:



    skeeter
  6. 10 Jul '05 07:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Correct. here's another:

    [fen]Q7/6N1/Kp4B1/3pp1n1/3k1r2/p1R4R/4rn2/B6q[/fen]

    skeeter
    1.Be4! (2.Qd5# )
    1...Qxe4 2.Rc2#;1... dxe 2.Qd8# ;1...Ree4 2.Rc1#; 1...Rfe4 2.Nf5#;
    1...Kxe4 2.Rc4#
    EDIT: 1...Ngxe4 2.Ne6# ; 1...Nfe4 2.Rhd3#
  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    10 Jul '05 16:58
    Any more, Skeet?
  8. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    10 Jul '05 18:49
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Any more, Skeet?
    Yep. I've a whole book of them. They are really old - some over a hundred years. What would be helpful if when some one solves it , by all means say so here but either leave out or PM me the solution. That way the shelf-life is increased which enables everyone to have a shot. Another shortly.

    skeeter
  9. 10 Jul '05 20:00
    Originally posted by skeeter
    That way the shelf-life is increased which enables everyone to have a shot.

    skeeter
    The half-life, too!
  10. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    10 Jul '05 21:49
    Originally boasted by skeeter
    Yep. I've a whole book of them.
    Good God! You're not going to post them all, are you?
  11. 11 Jul '05 01:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Yep. I've a whole book of them. They are really old - some over a hundred years. What would be helpful if when some one solves it , by all means say so here but either leave out or PM me the solution. That way the shelf-life is increased ...[text shortened]... hich enables everyone to have a shot. Another shortly.

    skeeter
    Why don't you post some interesting ones instead of White-to-play-and-mate-in-n-moves stuff?
  12. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    11 Jul '05 04:29
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Why don't you post some interesting ones instead of White-to-play-and-mate-in-n-moves stuff?
    Would be happy to T & B, but thats all this publications got - White to mate in 2's.

    skeeter
  13. 11 Jul '05 07:40 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Any more, Skeet?
    Here's one for you, Bowmann:
    White to play and mate in 85 moves.



    (That should keep you quite for a while!)
  14. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    11 Jul '05 09:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Here's one for you, Bowmann:
    White to play and mate in 85 moves.

    [fen]8/N7/qN6/8/8/8/6N1/1k1KN3[/fen]

    (That should keep you quite for a while!)
    Oh yes, that is very good.

    gets a rec too.

    skeeter

    PS Edit: But he's going to cane you on the quite / quiet spellcheck
  15. 11 Jul '05 10:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by skeeter

    PS Edit: But he's going to cane you on the quite / quiet spellcheck
    Yes, well spotted.

    Having scored 24/25 on the quiz below (and 25 if we admit an alternative spelling for one question), I am quite confident that my spelling is better than Mr Bowmann's.

    http://books.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,5957,1303707,00.html