Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberBowmann
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    05 Jun '06 20:26
    A beautiful masterpiece!
  3. Standard memberBowmann
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    05 Jun '06 21:07
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    A beautiful masterpiece!
    I have the final position in a frame on my wall.
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    05 Jun '06 21:301 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 memberBowmann
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    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. Standard membersonhouse
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    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. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    06 Jun '06 17:401 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.
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    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. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    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 memberBowmann
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    07 Jun '06 23:012 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

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    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 !
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    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. Standard membersonhouse
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    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.
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    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. Standard membersonhouse
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    16 Jun '06 01:54
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    I think it's 2. Ng7+ Kg6 and 3. Bf5# then right?
    Good enough. Thanks.
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