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v1234vv
01-08-2010, 05:34 PM
White Move to win

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

perhaps with a tricky step ?

Rincewind
01-08-2010, 06:22 PM
The position using the FEN tags and string "r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/4p3/3q3r w - - 0 1"

r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/4p3/3q3r w - - 0 1

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. :confused:

Vlad
01-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Yes, mate in 6, but mated is white not black...

v1234vv
01-08-2010, 09:05 PM
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.

Basil
02-08-2010, 02:35 AM
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?

Trent Parker
02-08-2010, 03:06 AM
probably something illegal like b8=Black knight mate.

v1234vv
02-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Thank you, Trent Parker :)

The answer is here:

Wiki : joke chess problem

Desmond
02-08-2010, 12:52 PM
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.

Garrett
02-08-2010, 01:06 PM
It's transfer and White plonks a knight on c6.

Max Illingworth
02-08-2010, 01:10 PM
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.

Rincewind
02-08-2010, 07:27 PM
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. :(

Jesper Norgaard
03-08-2010, 08:48 AM
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.

frankablanca
03-08-2010, 06:45 PM
http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/1432qan3fzxr4.png

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

Rincewind
03-08-2010, 07:03 PM
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. :doh:


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.

James Peirce
20-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Blacks last move was 11. Nc6?!, white to play and win


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I have no idea if this picture is showing correctely, can anyone tell me?

Kevin Bonham
20-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Blacks last move was 11. Nc6?!, white to play and win

I have no idea if this picture is showing correctely, can anyone tell me?

No, you can't just do an IMG from a location on your computer. You can:

(i) upload an image file as an attachment (Attach Files: Manage Attachments)

or

(ii) upload to an image hosting service and then do an IMG to that location.

James Peirce
21-06-2013, 10:49 AM
http://chesschat.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=2250&stc=1&d=1371775541
This is the position i mentioned above, white to play and win

Desmond
21-06-2013, 12:02 PM
dxc6. If Qxd4 then cxb7+ and bxa8=Q.

James Peirce
24-10-2014, 08:59 AM
This is the position of the game posted in the Devonport Chess Club.
Its me playing as white against David Hughes and its white to play and win.

MichaelBaron
24-10-2014, 11:27 AM
It is actually trickier than it looks!~

James Peirce
24-10-2014, 11:49 AM
I believe in the actual game the king was on h1 but i like this position better! :)

MichaelBaron
24-10-2014, 12:37 PM
I believe in the actual game the king was on h1 but i like this position better! :)

LOL with Kh1 its very simple win

Capablanca-Fan
25-10-2014, 12:38 AM
LOL with Kh1 its very simple win

Yeah, 1.Bd4! with the deadly double attack on the Q as well as 2. Qxf7+ Kh7 3.g8=Q ##. With the K on h2 as per the diagram, Black can defend with 1... Qd6+ and 2...Qd7.

Desmond
26-10-2014, 08:36 AM
What's the solution? I don't see it.

ElevatorEscapee
26-10-2014, 11:29 AM
How about: 1.Rxe3 Qxe3 2.Bd4 (if 1... Rxe3 2.Qxh6 forcing mate on h8).?

MichaelBaron
26-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Re3 Qxe3 Bd4 may be

Desmond
26-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Rxe3 Rxf6

antichrist
26-10-2014, 12:30 PM
What's the solution? I don't see it.

That is deliberate so you wont see the move and your clocks runs out

James Peirce
09-03-2017, 12:31 PM
This is a puzzle that Lasker and Tarrasch had quote: 'a devil of a time with it'
3393

Rincewind
09-03-2017, 02:49 PM
Nice. First move is not too hard to find but white's second move is very tricky.

Desmond
09-03-2017, 08:53 PM
was there a solution to the previous one?

James Peirce
14-03-2017, 12:56 PM
Nice. First move is not too hard to find but white's second move is very tricky.
In regards to the 2nd move being tricky the following story gives an idea of how tricky it was
In 1925 BCM(British Chess Magazine) had the problem plus the story about Lasker and Tarrasch and received letters from solvers about how 'easy' it was and that the Tarrasch and Lasker story must be a joke. BCM responded by publishing the letters from the solvers alongside the real solution!

paulo101977
23-06-2020, 12:52 AM
White Move to win

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

perhaps with a tricky step ?

If the king captures the pawn, I think it would be a serious problem for white ggg.