Jump to content

A straight forward Chess Puzzle !


Recommended Posts

There is a solution. I just didn't want to reveal it. It's just not as straightforward as the title suggests.

But I might, seeing how it is unlikely to get solved.

 

What I meant was this is a true STANDARD Mate in two puzzle unlike the other one where the Solution required the ILLEGAL PROMOTION of a Pawn into the Opposite Color Knight which is not a Chess Puzzle at all !

 

It is HARD though !

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 67
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Then just Qxe7#       Ok I will answer all of these:   1) Re3#   2) Qxe7#   3) Qf4#   4) Qf5#   5) Qf5#   6) Qf5# (for some reason, I spent a lot of time on this one because I thought

Hi,   After B e4 if Black replies :   k x B what is the counter   k d6 what is the counter   e7 e6 what is the counter   b d6 what is the counter   r d6 what is the counter   r d7 what i

White moves to mate in two !     What is the first move ?

Fair enough.

Am I allowed to post the solution, as it's unlikely anyone will solve it, seeing how all 5 people who play chess have had their go? :D

 

Put it in a 'spoiler (There is one in the 'special BB code drop down - third icon from the left top row on the input box)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fair enough.

Am I allowed to post the solution, as it's unlikely anyone will solve it, seeing how all 5 people who play chess have had their go? :D

 

Hi,

 

Please give the Solution if you have personally solved it !

 

And of course thereafter every move by Black needs to be countered.

 

Either others can shoot the moves and you can give the answers or you can yourself list out all the possibilities.

 

TY

Link to post
Share on other sites

White moves to mate in two !

 

b3ubusog4hkt.png

 

 

I'm quoting the diagram for easier reference.

 

The winning move is the clever Be4! interposing with the rook's view of the f4 square.

If either the knight or bishop take on e4, then Bf4#

If the rook takes on e4, then Rd5#

 

Anything else, and Bf4#

Edited by Lord Antares
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I'm quoting the diagram for easier reference.

 

The winning move is the clever Be4! interposing with the rook's view of the f4 square.

If either the knight or bishop take on e4, then Bf4#

If the rook takes on e4, then Rd5#

 

Anything else, and Bf4#

 

Hi,

 

After B e4 if Black replies :

 

k x B what is the counter

 

k d6 what is the counter

 

e7 e6 what is the counter

 

b d6 what is the counter

 

r d6 what is the counter

 

r d7 what is the counter

 

n g4 what is the counter

 

These will be needed to analyze the Completeness of the answer !

 

Congratulations and well done though as you got the Solution !

 

+1 for you

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

So what if the reply to B -e4! is K - d6 ?

 

 

Then just Qxe7#

 

 

 

 

 

1) k x B what is the counter

 

2) k d6 what is the counter

 

3) e7 e6 what is the counter

 

4) b d6 what is the counter

 

5) r d6 what is the counter

 

6) r d7 what is the counter

 

7) n g4 what is the counter

 

 

Ok I will answer all of these:

 

1) Re3#

 

2) Qxe7#

 

3) Qf4#

 

4) Qf5#

 

5) Qf5#

 

6) Qf5# (for some reason, I spent a lot of time on this one because I thought the king could go to d6, but he clearly can't)

 

7) Qxe7#

 

That's why no one solved it. Too many variations. I have to admit, I didn't consider all of them but it's still correct :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done LA and excellent puzzle Commander!

 

TY, and Thx everyone who participated and studiot in particular for the initial thrust of interest !

 

Then just Qxe7#

 

 

 

Ok I will answer all of these:

 

1) Re3#

 

2) Qxe7#

 

3) Qf4#

 

4) Qf5#

 

5) Qf5#

 

6) Qf5# (for some reason, I spent a lot of time on this one because I thought the king could go to d6, but he clearly can't)

 

7) Qxe7#

 

That's why no one solved it. Too many variations. I have to admit, I didn't consider all of them but it's still correct :D

 

Well done once again and that is why I immediately declared it as the Solution bcoz it was the solution and only one !

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking forward to more puzzles from you.

 

Maybe we can post them in the chess thread (http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/102312-the-chess-thread/) so as not to annyo everyone with constant new threads. Because I'd like to post some new ones as well.

 

 

If you do that, please let's have one puzzle at a time, otherwise I'll get hopelessly confused. It's bad enough with just one.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

What I meant was this is a true STANDARD Mate in two puzzle unlike the other one where the Solution required the ILLEGAL PROMOTION of a Pawn into the Opposite Color Knight which is not a Chess Puzzle at all !

 

It is HARD though !

Yeah!! That puzzle you mentioned was ridiculous

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.