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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 16 Apr '05 13:03 / 1 edit
    OK here's a new one, just composed.

    Both players play perfect,
    1) white to move who wins? and how?
    2) Black to move who wins? and how?

  2. 16 Apr '05 22:14
    nobody?

    ok i 'll give a hint. White to move it's a mate in 7.
  3. 17 Apr '05 00:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Siebren
    nobody?

    ok i 'll give a hint. White to move it's a mate in 7.
    Ok white wins...with a line like this......


    1.bxa6 Re1+ 2.Ka2 Rc1 3.Qxb7 Rxc3 4.Qf7 Ra3+ 5.bxa3 Rxd2+ 6.Nxd2 b5 7.Qg8#

  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Apr '05 01:27 / 1 edit
    1.Nf-h4 perhaps...(edit, nope that's not it...)
  5. 17 Apr '05 07:38
    Originally posted by Siebren
    2) Black to move who wins? and how?
    2) Nobody.
  6. 17 Apr '05 07:46
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    2) Nobody.
    agreed. Black can easily draw with Qa4, for instance with perpetual check between d1 and a4.
  7. 17 Apr '05 14:25 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    agreed. Black can easily draw with Qa4, for instance with perpetual check between d1 and a4.
    3) Black to move and helpmate? and how?

    1. Qa4 Bxg7+

  8. 17 Apr '05 14:52
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    3) Black to move and helpmate? and how?

    1. Qa4 Bxg7+

    LOL, I mixed two variations. How about 1. ... Rf1+ 2.Bxf1 Re1+ 3.Nxe1 Qa1+ 4.Kxa1 stalemate....
  9. 17 Apr '05 15:43
    Originally posted by phgao
    Ok white wins...with a line like this......


    1.bxa6 Re1+ 2.Ka2 Rc1 3.Qxb7 Rxc3 4.Qf7 Ra3+ 5.bxa3 Rxd2+ 6.Nxd2 b5 7.Qg8#

    correct
  10. 17 Apr '05 15:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    3) Black to move and helpmate? and how?

    1. Qa4 Bxg7+

  11. 17 Apr '05 15:48
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    LOL, I mixed two variations. How about 1. ... Rf1+ 2.Bxf1 Re1+ 3.Nxe1 Qa1+ 4.Kxa1 stalemate....
    This one is the correct move. :-)
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    17 Apr '05 17:21
    Originally posted by Siebren
    correct
    1.bxa6 is about the most obvious move on the board.
  13. 18 Apr '05 09:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    1.bxa6 is about the most obvious move on the board.
    and therefor you don't expect it to be the solution (ok ok I'll make the next one harder)