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Kehya
03-01-2004, 11:29 PM
8/8/5K2/8/8/8/4Q3/7k w - - 0 1

Anyone have a solution to this?

You're not allowed to move White King, and white must checkmate black in 11 moves maximum.

Also it is white to play.

Bill Gletsos
03-01-2004, 11:43 PM
This is already over in the General Chess Chat Forum.

As far as I can tell there are 2 solutions.

Kehya
03-01-2004, 11:43 PM
So what are the two solutions and why are there two solutions? Someone told me it was only one solution.

Kevin Bonham
04-01-2004, 12:07 AM
I just had a look at it and I think there's only one. See my post over in that thread.

Kehya
04-01-2004, 12:20 AM
Yeah cool! 8)

I think you are right Kevin.

Thanks for the help.

09-01-2004, 07:39 AM
the answer is... Qg4 - Kh2.. Qd1 - Kg3.. Qe2 - Kh3.. Qf2 - Kg4.. Qe3 - Kh4.. Qf5 - Kh3.. Qg1 - Kh4.. Qg2 - Kh5Qf5++ that is only 8moves a side, which is under 11 the maximum.

skip to my lou
09-01-2004, 07:53 AM
Fixed.....

I think Qd1 is not valid solution, Someone explained it in the other thread

skip to my lou
09-01-2004, 07:57 AM
Untouchable King (http://www.chesschat.org/viewtopic.php?t=135) in General Chess Chat

Kevin Bonham
09-01-2004, 02:46 PM
the answer is... Qg4 - Kh2.. Qd1 - Kg3.. Qe2 - Kh3.. Qf2 - Kg4.. Qe3 - Kh4.. Qf5 - Kh3.. Qg1 - Kh4.. Qg2 - Kh5Qf5++ that is only 8moves a side, which is under 11 the maximum.

I assume you mean ...Qf2 instead of ...Qf5.

If so, Black plays ...Kg4 instead of ...Kh3.

Bill Gletsos
09-01-2004, 03:39 PM
Doesnt matter Kevin.

After Qd1 then Kg2 is far better than Kg3.

Bill Gletsos
09-01-2004, 03:39 PM
the answer is... Qg4 - Kh2.. Qd1 - Kg3.. Qe2 - Kh3.. Qf2 - Kg4.. Qe3 - Kh4.. Qf5 - Kh3.. Qg1 - Kh4.. Qg2 - Kh5Qf5++ that is only 8moves a side, which is under 11 the maximum.

There are a number of flaws in this.

Firstly you show the sequence Qf2 - Kg4.. Qe3 - Kh4.. Qf5 - Kh3

This is illegal.
The q on e3 cannot move to f5. Lets assume you mean g5.

Secondly your last move cannot be Qf5 as that is illegal from g2. Lets assume you mean Qg5.
In which case your solution is 9 moves.

However this is all superfluous.

Instead of Kg3 in reply to Qd1 the move Kg2 is superior.

Because then you cannot mate in 8, 9 or even 11.

skip to my lou
28-01-2004, 02:50 AM
1.Qg4 Kh2 2.Qe4 Kg1 3.Qf3 Kh2 4.Qf1 Kg3 5.Qe2 Kf4 6.Qd3 Kg4 7.Qe3 Kh4 8.Qg5+ Kh3 9.Qg1 Kh4 10.Qg2 Kh5 11.Qg5

Howzat!! :D :D :D

Desmond
10-04-2007, 10:20 PM
Interesting puzzle, although the meta-puzzle of the thread is who made post #6?