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Joke Chess

  • benws
  • | Apr 1, 2012
  • | 5853 views
  • | 15 comments

Since the chess.com staff seems to have run out of good April Fool's Day jokes, I have decided to post an article on joke chess problems. They are puzzles in chess which use humor as a primary or secondary element.

Finally, this last problem requires some explanation. A friend of Sam Loyd, the famous American puzzle composer, once bet him he could always find the piece that would deliver the principal mate of a chess problem. Here is what Loyd came up with in response. Although he lost the bet, it is still an entertaining puzzle:

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  • 21 months ago

    Vulnerable_King

    2nd is bxa8Q+ Kxa8 Kb6 Kb8 Rc6 Ka8 Rc8#

  • 2 years ago

    mason286

    don't know

  • 2 years ago

    ll931110_again

    I only know the 2nd, 1. b8 = N# (in case if you're wondering, this is a Black Knight and it blocks the King!)

  • 2 years ago

    planterns

    the last problem should have a rook on b5

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    I didn'y get the 2nd problem.

  • 2 years ago

    FranciscoCorralesM

    not good

    bad use of the tool

  • 2 years ago

    FaridNorooz

    thanks for your article.

  • 2 years ago

    Nayang

    its easy but needs some real concentration!!!

  • 2 years ago

    Nayang

    i know evrything but i won't tell... he3 lol

  • 2 years ago

    madhatter5

    I know all of these problems except the second to last.

  • 2 years ago

    rupnaylak

    A3 pawn

    b8 black knight

    Bb1 b2 Ra2 b3 Ra3 b4 Ra4 b5 Ra5 b6 Be4#

    I don't know about the last one

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