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I think actually he was obliged to. A part of the puzzle (an actual puzzle that starts with an empty board :P It won a competition for miniatures!!) is that the game is played at a time when you could force a kingmove (of your choice) if your opponent makes an illigal move.
It was a guy called L. A. Munck in Skakbladet, back in 1906, problem as in my previous post. AIUI the laws have never mandated that the offender had to move as the opponent directed, only that he had to make a King move. That's why you occasionally saw the very short game 1. e4, d5; 2. exd5, Qxd5; 3. (White accidentally touches a piece he cannot move) Ke2, Qe4#.
I don't see chess pieces. I just see chess board!!
i can't see the puzzle!!
Where did the pieces go?
Where are the pieces?
I never realized there's a mate in two on an empty board...
There is! The setup goes like this:
Black has removed his King from the board when he should not have done so. He volunteers to make amends by replacing his King where it was, and then moving as White directs. White accepts and then (after Black has moved) mates in two.
Solution: White was castling Queenside when Black removed his King from b3 (the empty board is a snapshot of the moment when all three pieces have been picked up). White completes castling and directs Black to play ...Ka2. It is then mate in two by 1. Rd3, Ka1; 2. Ra3#
Brilliant - thumbs up!
PUT SOME FREAKIN PEICES ON THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about this :(
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