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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 05 Dec '05 11:45


    White mates in 4.
  2. 05 Dec '05 14:52
    No takers? It is not that difficult ...
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Dec '05 17:09
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    No takers? It is not that difficult ...
    Yes, it's pretty straightforward. I'll leave the solution unspoiled this time.
  4. 05 Dec '05 17:49 / 1 edit
    Okay what bothers me here, assuming the position is legal the bishop at h8 was promoted, the rook at h7 came through the h-file after that, so what was Black's last move? It can't be 1...f6xg5 since the white king would have been in check. It can't be 1...Kg6 since the bishop at g8 has nowhere to be promoted and the king would have been in check on the h-file, disallowing the rook from reaching the spot at h7. This can mean three things: the board is reversed, the position is illegal, or it is Black to move.
    Otherwise there is a perfectly trivial mate in 4:
    1.Bxg7 ~ 2.Kf4 ~ 3.Bf8 ~ 4.Rh6#;
  5. 05 Dec '05 19:14
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Okay what bothers me here, assuming the position is legal the bishop at h8 was promoted, the rook at h7 came through the h-file after that, so what was Black's last move? It can't be 1...f6xg5 since the white king would have been in check. It can't be 1...Kg6 since the bishop at g8 has nowhere to be promoted and the king would have been in check on the h ...[text shortened]... ck to move.
    Otherwise there is a perfectly trivial mate in 4:
    1.Bxg7 ~ 2.Kf4 ~ 3.Bf8 ~ 4.Rh6#;
    Well...
    The solution is this one:
    0...g4!! 1.Rxg7+ Kh5 2.Kf4 g3 3.Kf5 ~ 4.Rh7#
  6. 24 Dec '05 20:27
    Originally posted by fetofs
    [fen]6BB/6pR/6k1/4K1p1/8/8/8/8[/fen]

    White mates in 4.
    did you get that outta chessmaster 9000 because that puzzle is in there
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Dec '05 20:59
    Originally posted by fetofs
    Well...
    The solution is this one:
    0...g4!! 1.Rxg7+ Kh5 2.Kf4 g3 3.Kf5 ~ 4.Rh7#
    Thought it was white to move.
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    26 Dec '05 17:18
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Thought it was white to move.
    This is not a legal position with white to move.