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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 16:38
  2. 05 Jun '06 20:26
    A beautiful masterpiece!
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 21:07
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    A beautiful masterpiece!
    I have the final position in a frame on my wall.
  4. 05 Jun '06 21:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    I have the final position in a frame on my wall.
    You mean, before black's last move. An exceptional position!
  5. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 21:41
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    You mean, before black's last move. An exceptional position!
    Well I don't mean the mate. How ugly is that!
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 22:33
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Well I don't mean the mate. How ugly is that!
    Who inventied this problem? I'd like to see this one retrofitted back to the beginning!
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Jun '06 17:40 / 1 edit
    Looks like 1.Ne8 Kg6 2.h5+ Rxh5 3.f5+ Rxf5 4.g4 Rf3 5.Bf5+ Rxf5 6.Ng7 does the trick. A good problem, but I'm not sure I'd rate it a masterpiece.
  8. 06 Jun '06 18:01
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Looks like 1.Ne8 Kg6 2.h5+ Rxh5 3.f5+ Rxf5 4.Ng7 Rf3 5.Bf5+ Rxf5 6.g4 does the trick. A good problem, but I'm not sure I'd rate it a masterpiece.
    Swap the move order (g4 and then Bf5+), otherwise you allow 5...g4.
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Jun '06 18:36
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Swap the move order (g4 and then Bf5+), otherwise you allow 5...g4.
    You meant 4...g4, but I take your point.
  10. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    07 Jun '06 23:01 / 2 edits
    Solution

    1. Ne8 Kg6
    2. h5+ Rxh5
    3. f5+ Rxf5
    4. g4 Re5
    5. Bf5+! Rxf5
    6. Ng7 and White will mate with the pawn on the next move.

    Genrikh Kasparian, 1935

  11. 15 Jun '06 08:02
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [b]Solution

    1. Ne8 Kg6
    2. h5+ Rxh5
    3. f5+ Rxf5
    4. g4 Re5
    5. Bf5+! Rxf5
    6. Ng7 and White will mate with the pawn on the next move.

    Genrikh Kasparian, 1935

    [fen]6K1/6N1/5pkp/5rpr/6P1/8/8/8[/fen][/b]
    a masterpiece indeed !
  12. 15 Jun '06 23:47
    Originally posted by drjegc
    a masterpiece indeed !
    Genrihh Kasparian - do you know, that Garry Kasparov´s mother´s maiden name was Kasparian (so he has Armenian origins!), before Garry russianized it to Kasparov!?

    Are this Genrikh and Garry maybe some relatives?
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Jun '06 00:40
    What about the variation N-e8 Pxf4?
    I see the check with g4 but if a pawn has to mate there is a rook to take.
  14. 16 Jun '06 01:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What about the variation N-e8 Pxf4?
    I see the check with g4 but if a pawn has to mate there is a rook to take.
    I think it's 2. Ng7+ Kg6 and 3. Bf5# then right?
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Jun '06 01:54
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    I think it's 2. Ng7+ Kg6 and 3. Bf5# then right?
    Good enough. Thanks.