1. Standard memberBowmann
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    06 Aug '06 16:55
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    06 Aug '06 17:304 edits
    FWIW, Grumpy has just finished downloading the necessary 7.61Gb and 1.34Gb tablebases and wants everyone to know it's mate in 16.
  3. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    06 Aug '06 18:05
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/8/1q6/2Q5/8/8/p7/k3B1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    1.Bc3+ Qb2 2.Bf6! Kb1
    2...Qxf6? 3.Qc1#
    3.Qf5+ Kc1
    3...Qc2 4.Qb5+ Kc1 5.Bg5+ Qd2 (5...Kd1 6.Qf1#) 6.Bxd2+ Kxd2 7.Qb2+ wins
    4.Qf1+ Kc2 5.Qf2+ wins the Q and the game.
  4. Standard memberBowmann
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    06 Aug '06 22:07
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    FWIW, Grumpy has just finished downloading the necessary 7.61Gb and 1.34Gb tablebases and wants everyone to know it's mate in 16.
    That's 895MB and 168MB. Rather small, really.
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    07 Aug '06 00:551 edit
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    That's 895MB and 168MB.
    Not according to http://kd.lab.nig.ac.jp/chess/tablebases-online/
  6. Standard memberBowmann
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    07 Aug '06 10:08
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    Not according to http://kd.lab.nig.ac.jp/chess/tablebases-online/
    B = 8b.
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    08 Aug '06 01:51
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    B = 8b.
    Brevity is the soul of wit. 😀
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    08 Aug '06 15:13
    Queeny c1+, only one move left, defend with qb1, reply Bc3 - Ohh La La
  9. Standard memberBowmann
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    08 Aug '06 15:23
    Originally posted by olddog
    Queeny c1+, only one move left, defend with qb1, reply Bc3 - Ohh La La
    Illegal moves are...

    ...well, illegal.
  10. Indiana
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    08 Aug '06 23:29
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Illegal moves are...

    ...well, illegal.
    What's illegal about his moves. Unless the board is flipped. which would make the "legal" moves 1. Qf8+ Qg8 2. Bf6#

    Right?
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    08 Aug '06 23:58
    Originally posted by hypothetical
    What's illegal about his moves. Unless the board is flipped. which would make the "legal" moves 1. Qf8+ Qg8 2. Bf6#

    Right?
    Wrong.
  12. Indiana
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    09 Aug '06 00:02
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Wrong.
    then correct my mistake(s). What am i not seeing?
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    09 Aug '06 00:23
    Originally posted by hypothetical
    then correct my mistake(s). What am i not seeing?
    Look at the whole board.
  14. Indiana
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    09 Aug '06 00:33
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Look at the whole board.
    oops i see it now. sorry about that. 😳 i wasnt paying attention i guess.
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    10 Aug '06 15:13
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/8/1q6/2Q5/8/8/p7/k3B1K1[/fen]
    Mate in 3

    1. Qxb6 a3 or a4
    2. Bc3+ Ka2
    3. Qb2#
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