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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Jun '06 09:02
    First the easy version

  2. 23 Jun '06 09:16
    And the advanced version

    1.PxB=Q+ KxQ

  3. 23 Jun '06 10:12
    I would rather call it 'the second chance' version.
  4. 23 Jun '06 10:25 / 1 edit
    First one must be 1.Rd8
  5. 23 Jun '06 10:32
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    First one must be 1.Rd8
    that is correct,
    black is outta time
    1.Rd8 c2 2.Rxe8 c1=Q 3.Rxf8 mate
  6. 23 Jun '06 13:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by aginis
    that is correct,
    black is outta time
    1.Rd8 c2 2.Rxe8 c1=Q 3.Rxf8 mate
    Didn't you say it was mate in 2? That gave me quite some thinking until i scrolled down to here

    But I think even mate in 3 isn't correct. What about:
    1. Rd8 Bxg7 (2. Rxe8 Bf8 3. Bxe6+ Kh8 4. Rxf8 mate)


    edit: in the second one i can't find any mate at all.
  7. 23 Jun '06 13:51
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Didn't you say it was mate in 2? That gave me quite some thinking until i scrolled down to here

    But I think even mate in 3 isn't correct. What about:
    1. Rd8 Bxg7 (2. Rxe8 Bf8 3. Bxe6+ Kh8 4. Rxf8 mate)


    edit: in the second one i can't find any mate at all.
    sorry it wasn't mate in 2 it was puzzle NUMBER 2.
  8. 23 Jun '06 16:00
    I like 1.Kf6 in the second puzzle (after White has blundered by not playing Rd8!), but I can't find a simple win.
  9. 23 Jun '06 16:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I like 1.Kf6 in the second puzzle (after White has blundered by not playing Rd8!), but I can't find a simple win.
    thats because ther is no "simple" win, can you find a complicated one?
    that is to say that after your suggested move you have to find a winning variation for each of blacks 6 moves
  10. 25 Jun '06 17:37
    Originally posted by aginis
    thats because ther is no "simple" win, can you find a complicated one?
    that is to say that after your suggested move you have to find a winning variation for each of blacks 6 moves
    geez RHP users don't seem up for any in depth analysis
    i guess this area is reserved for stupid math questions (which no big surprise 99% of people can't handle either) maybe if i get chess kid1 to post something here it will suddenly become interesting.