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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 06 May '08 14:53


    Mate in 3
  2. 06 May '08 15:06
    Originally posted by David113
    [fen]8/8/Q7/8/6p1/6p1/p1pp2K1/rbrkb2n[/fen]

    Mate in 3
    1. Qc6!
    1. ... Ke2 2. Qe4+ Kd1 3. Qxg4#
    1. ... Bf2 2. Qc4! Be1 3. Qxg4#
    [quote]2. ... Bg1/e3/d4/c5/b6/a7 3. Qf1#
    2. ... Ke1 3. Qf1#

    1. ... Nf2 2. Qe6 with 3. Qxg4#
    [/quote]
  3. 06 May '08 18:37 / 2 edits
    SOLVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED (heinzkat)

    Composer P. A. Orlimont
  4. 06 May '08 20:14
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    [b]1. Qc6!
    1. ... Ke2 2. Qe4+ Kd1 3. Qxg4#
    1. ... Bf2 2. Qc4! Be1 3. Qxg4#
    [quote]2. ... Bg1/e3/d4/c5/b6/a7 3. Qf1#
    2. ... Ke1 3. Qf1#

    1. ... Nf2 2. Qe6 with 3. Qxg4#
    [/quote][/b]
    Are there several solutions here?

    What about 1Qe3?

    1 ..Bf2 2 Qf1+ Be1 3 Qf3 mate

    1 .. Nf2 2 Qf3 mate

    Or 1 Qb5 or 1 Qc4, which can be followed up by 2 Qf1 and 3Qf3 mate against any combination of legal moves for black.
  5. 06 May '08 20:22
    Originally posted by d36366
    Are there several solutions here?

    What about 1Qe3?

    1 ..Bf2 2 Qf1+ Be1 3 Qf3 mate

    1 .. Nf2 2 Qf3 mate

    Or 1 Qb5 or 1 Qc4, which can be followed up by 2 Qf1 and 3Qf3 mate against any combination of legal moves for black.
    Check the diagram. The queen is on a6.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 May '08 22:04
    Originally posted by d36366
    Are there several solutions here?

    What about 1Qe3?

    1 ..Bf2 2 Qf1+ Be1 3 Qf3 mate

    1 .. Nf2 2 Qf3 mate

    Or 1 Qb5 or 1 Qc4, which can be followed up by 2 Qf1 and 3Qf3 mate against any combination of legal moves for black.
    There is no Qf3# unless you get rid of bPg4.
  7. 07 May '08 20:30
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    There is no Qf3# unless you get rid of bPg4.
    Thanks - I had the pawn the wrong way up in my head. Doh!

    curseknight - I meant Qd3 not Qe3, but I was still way wrong because of SwissGambit's point.
  8. 08 May '08 18:25
    Originally posted by d36366
    Thanks - I had the pawn the wrong way up in my head. Doh!

    curseknight - I meant Qd3 not Qe3, but I was still way wrong because of SwissGambit's point.
    s'OK.