1. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 04:50
    I posted this in the "puzzlers" forum but now I realize, there isn't much traffic there. In case anyone is interested:

    Just for fun... a puzzle of my own design. My first. Hope I didn't screw it up.

    Black plays f7f5, threatening the queen.

    Spell out what you think is white's best move, using only letters or words.

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    06 Jun '18 05:46
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    I posted this in the "puzzlers" forum but now I realize, there isn't much traffic there. In case anyone is interested:

    Just for fun... a puzzle of my own design. My first. Hope I didn't screw it up.

    Black plays f7f5, threatening the queen.

    Spell out what you think is white's best move, using only letters or words.

    [fen]3r4/1pb1k1nN/p5p1/1bq1PpN1/6Q1/2p2P1P/P2r2PB/R3R2K[/fen]
    pxp e.p. checkmate
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    06 Jun '18 10:42
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    I posted this in the "puzzlers" forum but now I realize, there isn't much traffic there. In case anyone is interested:

    Just for fun... a puzzle of my own design. My first. Hope I didn't screw it up.

    Black plays f7f5, threatening the queen.

    Spell out what you think is white's best move, using only letters or words.

    [fen]3r4/1pb1k1nN/p5p1/1bq1PpN1/6Q1/2p2P1P/P2r2PB/R3R2K[/fen]
    This was pretty easy. You should create one that’s more difficult, maybe even a mate in two or three.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    06 Jun '18 11:29
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    I posted this in the "puzzlers" forum but now I realize, there isn't much traffic there. In case anyone is interested:

    Just for fun... a puzzle of my own design. My first. Hope I didn't screw it up.

    Black plays f7f5, threatening the queen.

    Spell out what you think is white's best move, using only letters or words.

    [fen]3r4/1pb1k1nN/p5p1/1bq1PpN1/6Q1/2p2P1P/P2r2PB/R3R2K[/fen]
    Not bad sir, though en passant solutions are a little cliché in puzzles. (It's often the first thing one looks for).
  5. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 16:24
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Not bad sir, though en passant solutions are a little cliché in puzzles. (It's often the first thing one looks for).
    It occurred to me that the coolest checkmate ever would be an en passant discovered double checkmate. So I built a puzzle around it.

    Definitely easy, but a marvel to look at imho
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    06 Jun '18 17:13
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    It occurred to me that the coolest checkmate ever would be an en passant discovered double checkmate. So I built a puzzle around it.

    Definitely easy, but a marvel to look at imho
    An interesting checkmate for sure, but as a puzzle, something of a wet kipper.

    😛
  7. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 17:45
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    An interesting checkmate for sure, but as a puzzle, something of a wet kipper.

    😛
    Why I oughta..... [raises clinched fist]
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    06 Jun '18 18:07
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Not bad sir, though en passant solutions are a little cliché in puzzles. (It's often the first thing one looks for).
    That and a queen sacrifice.
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    06 Jun '18 18:48
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    This was pretty easy.
    Three hours and a sleepless night.
  10. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 18:55
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Three hours and a sleepless night.
    I'm sure no such checkmate has ever occurred. At least in recorded chess.
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    06 Jun '18 19:16
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    I posted this in the "puzzlers" forum but now I realize, there isn't much traffic there. In case anyone is interested:

    Just for fun... a puzzle of my own design. My first. Hope I didn't screw it up.

    Black plays f7f5, threatening the queen.

    Spell out what you think is white's best move, using only letters or words.

    [fen]3r4/1pb1k1nN/p5p1/1bq1PpN1/6Q1/2p2P1P/P2r2PB/R3R2K[/fen]
    Not bad for a first try. The double clearance of diagonals is aesthetically pleasing.
  12. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 19:23
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Not bad for a first try. The double clearance of diagonals is aesthetically pleasing.
    Why thank you sir. Gold star for not being overly critical due to the "easiness" of the puzzle which might not be so easy for everyone. It was just in fun, as prefaced.

    Now. Let's get back at each others' throats about something. 😠
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    06 Jun '18 19:25
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Why thank you sir. Gold star for not being overly critical due to the "easiness" of the puzzle which might not be so easy for everyone. It was just in fun, as prefaced.

    Now. Let's get back at each others' throats about something. 😠
    Let's talk disparagingly about the white hat in your avatar.
  14. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    06 Jun '18 19:25
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Let's talk disparagingly about the white hat in your avatar.
    Do you know who that is in my avatar (I'm thinking about changing it though)
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    06 Jun '18 19:291 edit
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Do you know who that is in my avatar (I'm thinking about changing it though)
    No idea.

    Replace it with a picture of Mr Burns from the Simpsons.


    Edit: Do it immediately!
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