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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    04 Dec '05 23:13


    ...and win.
  2. 04 Dec '05 23:26
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [fen]8/8/8/2p5/1pp5/brpp4/qpprpK1P/1nkbn3[/fen]

    ...and win.
    Kxe1 appears to lead to a draw.
  3. 04 Dec '05 23:38 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    Kxe1 appears to lead to a draw.
    why only a draw?
    black can then only wiggle his queen while white promotes the pawn and then takes the rook on d2 for mate

    oops... those pawns are tiny when it's late at night

    all those pieces are small...should've put it on a board
  4. 05 Dec '05 00:16 / 1 edit
    I think I have it now..need to check though

    Kxe1 Qa1
    h4 Qa2
    h5 Qa1
    h6 Qa2
    h7 Qa1
    h8=N Qa2
    Nf7 Qa1
    Nd6 Qa1
    Nxc4 Qa2
    Na5 Qa1
    Nxb3 mate
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    05 Dec '05 01:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by aging blitzer
    I think I have it now..need to check though

    Kxe1 Qa1
    h4 Qa2
    h5 Qa1
    h6 Qa2
    h7 Qa1
    h8=N Qa2
    Nf7 Qa1
    Nd6 Qa1
    Nxc4 Qa2
    Na5 Qa1
    Nxb3 mate
    You have black playing Qa1 twice in a row which obviously isn't possible. The point of the problem is that white must force the queen to be on the wrong square via playing 2. h3 rather than 2. h4.

    PS. Bad wolf engines are useless in this problem, they'll say it's a draw even when there is a clear mate in three.
  6. 05 Dec '05 17:19
    Originally posted by aging blitzer
    I think I have it now..need to check though

    Kxe1 Qa1
    h4 Qa2
    h5 Qa1
    h6 Qa2
    h7 Qa1
    h8=N Qa2
    Nf7 Qa1
    Nd6 Qa1
    Nxc4 Qa2
    Na5 Qa1
    Nxb3 mate
    The c5 pawn has to be took first
    1. Kxe1 Qa1
    2. h3 Qa2
    3. h4 Qa1
    4. h5 Qa2
    5. h6 Qa1
    6. h7 Qa2
    7. h8=N Qa1
    8. Ng6 Qa2
    9. Ne5 Qa1
    10.Nd7 Qa2
    11. Nxc5 Qa1
    12. Ne4 Qa2
    13. Nd6 Qa1
    14. Nxc4 Qa2
    15. Na5 Qa1
    16. Nxb3#
  7. 05 Dec '05 18:28
    We had that one in July

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=25785
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 18:58
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    We had that one in July

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=25785
    And who solved it?
  9. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Dec '05 23:38
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    The c5 pawn has to be took first
    1. Kxe1 Qa1
    2. h3 Qa2
    3. h4 Qa1
    4. h5 Qa2
    5. h6 Qa1
    6. h7 Qa2
    7. h8=N Qa1
    8. Ng6 Qa2
    9. Ne5 Qa1
    10.Nd7 Qa2
    11. Nxc5 Qa1
    12. Ne4 Qa2
    13. Nd6 Qa1
    14. Nxc4 Qa2
    15. Na5 Qa1
    16. Nxb3#
    Good enough.