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    White Move to win

    White Move to win

    http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/2lg2j6veh2o04.png


    perhaps with a tricky step ?

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    The position using the FEN tags and string "r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/4p3/3q3r w - - 0 1"

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    BTW I haven't had an exhaustive search but I can't see a way for white to win. There doesn't seem to be a forcing line and black has too many checking opportunities.
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    Yes, mate in 6, but mated is white not black...

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    Thanks for all of your discussions.
    I' ve seen this chess puzzle from a Taiwanese forum.
    Maybe the solution might contain an illegal move.

    Anyway...the composer will give the answer at Monday.
    Last edited by v1234vv; 01-08-2010 at 09:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1234vv
    I' ve seen this chess puzzle from a Taiwanese forum.
    Maybe the solution might contain an illegal move.

    Anyway...the composer will give the answer at Monday.
    The composer's name isn't ... not by chance ... it couldn't be ... Andy Toh, is it?
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    probably something illegal like b8=Black knight mate.
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    Thank you, Trent Parker

    The answer is here:

    Wiki : joke chess problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1234vv
    Thank you, Trent Parker

    The answer is here:

    Wiki : joke chess problem
    If you're referring to
    Some chess puzzles are not really puzzles at all. ... White is asked to checkmate Black in six moves. The joke in this case is that, by the rules of chess, White has no choice but to checkmate Black in six moves: the only legal moves available lead directly to the "solution".
    then I don't think your problem qualifies.
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    It's transfer and White plonks a knight on c6.

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    In the early 1800s, promotion to a piece of the opponent's colour was considered a legal move, so the puzzle is still valid if it was set at this time or earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viewed
    In the early 1800s, promotion to a piece of the opponent's colour was considered a legal move, so the puzzle is still valid if it was set at this time or earlier.
    Ah yes. I remember an amusing one with Capablanca playing an endgame problem vs Old Nick where there is a promotion to a king and then a move which checkmates both kings simultaneously. The details are vague now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Ah yes. I remember an amusing one with Capablanca playing an endgame problem vs Old Nick where there is a promotion to a king and then a move which checkmates both kings simultaneously. The details are vague now.
    I had heard the story with Capablanca against the devil, I assume Old Nick is an (Australian) nickname for the same guy!? Anyhow I couldn't find the story in that version, but found the position as far as I remember, in this link

    http://www.chessvariants.com/misc.dir/euwe.html

    However, here white was Euwe and not Capablanca, and black was not the devil but a fellow passenger on the Dutch train. The point about white mating three black kings simultaneously seems to fit my memory of Capa vs. Devil.

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    Mate in 2: e8=black king! kd8 Qd7#

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper Norgaard
    I had heard the story with Capablanca against the devil, I assume Old Nick is an (Australian) nickname for the same guy!?
    It is wider than Australian and goes back to mother England. I believe expressions like Old Nick ("Old Scratch" is another rarer one) come from the English superstition that speaking the name of the devil was likely to attract undue attention from the same and hence prompted the invention of new names.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper Norgaard
    Anyhow I couldn't find the story in that version, but found the position as far as I remember, in this link

    http://www.chessvariants.com/misc.dir/euwe.html

    However, here white was Euwe and not Capablanca, and black was not the devil but a fellow passenger on the Dutch train. The point about white mating three black kings simultaneously seems to fit my memory of Capa vs. Devil.
    Yep this looks mostly as I remember it too. I can't be sure about the exact position but certainly simultaneous mate of three kings fits the bill.
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    Blacks last move was 11. Nc6?!, white to play and win



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