Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    12 Jun '06 12:161 edit
    this one is pretty famous please don't post the solution if you've already seen it.




    oh and partial solutions will be considered incorrect.
  2. Joined
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    12 Jun '06 14:52
    This is a nice one indeed. Usually pawn is on f6 and rook on e5 though. It's one move longer then 🙂
  3. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    12 Jun '06 17:24
    seems King to F5 would win a queen and facilitate the win
  4. Standard memberark13
    Enola Straight
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    12 Jun '06 19:12
    Originally posted by uzless
    seems King to F5 would win a queen and facilitate the win
    Kf5 fails to Re1
  5. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    12 Jun '06 19:401 edit
    Originally posted by ark13
    Kf5 fails to Re1
    explain
  6. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    Court Jester
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    12 Jun '06 20:00
    Originally posted by uzless
    explain
    Try looking for it yourself; you only have to look one move ahead.
  7. Berks.
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    12 Jun '06 20:01
    Originally posted by uzless
    explain
    1. Kf5 Re1
    2. f8=Q Rf1+
  8. Berks.
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    12 Jun '06 20:03
    Which presumably makes the first move Kg5. Black cannot then cover f8 with the rook.

    If Re1 then Rg1+ the king can escape to the h-file.
  9. Joined
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    12 Jun '06 21:37
    And if not Re1 (Re5+ for instance)?
  10. Berks.
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    13 Jun '06 06:01
    Kg4 - Kg3 - Kf2
  11. Joined
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    13 Jun '06 16:451 edit
    so far none of the solutions posted are complete/correct.
    remember black will settle for a draw.

    and i'd like to thank everyone who is familiar with the solution for their cooperation.
  12. B is for bye bye
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    13 Jun '06 22:53
    Originally posted by aginis
    this one is pretty famous please don't post the solution if you've already seen it.


    [fen]8/5P2/4r1K1/8/8/8/8/7k[/fen]

    oh and partial solutions will be considered incorrect.
    1. Kg5 Re5+ (has to or the pawn gets promoted)
    2. Kg4 Re4+ (as above)
    3. Kg3 Re3+ (as above)
    4. Kf2 (rook cannot now check and be safe... a move like Re5 hoping for Rf5+ is trivially defeated by f8=Q after Re5)
  13. Joined
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    13 Jun '06 23:38
    Originally posted by Gastel
    a move like Re5 hoping for Rf5+ is trivially defeated by f8=Q after Re5)
    A move like Re4 isn't though, because after Re4 f8=Q Rf4+! ....White has no option but to take the rook and its stalemate.
  14. Eternity
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    15 Jun '06 08:02
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    A move like Re4 isn't though, because after Re4 f8=Q Rf4+! ....White has no option but to take the rook and its stalemate.
    The answer is simple, underpromote to rook, problem solved.
  15. Joined
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    15 Jun '06 17:00
    Originally posted by MarsII
    The answer is simple, underpromote to rook, problem solved.
    and how are you planning to win a rook vs rook endgame?
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