# 8/15/2010 - Easy Pick Up

• 3 years ago · Quote · #141

EASIEST

• 3 years ago · Quote · #142

very easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #143

happy indpendence to IDINA

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• 3 years ago · Quote · #144

INDIA

• 3 years ago · Quote · #145

What a puzzle?????? I had to drink 5 bottles of beer, 4 shots of Whiskey to solve it. The most difficult puzzle ever made.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #146
dufferps wrote:
wheelsonfire wrote:
E-Kuko wrote:

This is a puzzle: Loyd 1903: Mate in 3 (with explanation - please, read it all before potential commenting; just replay the puzzle after solving it):

Am I missing something; doesn't this work also? 1.Bc6+ Kd4 forced 2. Rf3 mate!

Good line.  Black has one more move -- 2. ... Be5, but then it is Bxe5#

And that is much more natural than the two moves by the king allowing black to promote.

Also,  what if black promoted to a knight instead of a Queen?  (Well, there's still the Bc6+ move suggested by wheelsonfire.)

EDIT:  But Whoops!! as E-Kuko points out, we both missed the black response to 2. Rf3  ...  advancing the pawn to e5 --

So now the question "What if black promoted to a knight instead of Queen?" becomes relevant -- as does the question "What if black plays 1. ... Kxe4 instead of promoting his pawn?"  I have to try these out, but they don't look like the dramatic mates in the solution.

The latter question is pretty easily answered:
1. Ke2      Kxe4
2. Bd3+    Kd4
3. Rxe6+   Be5
4. Bxe5#

but 1. Ke2  f1=N+ provides, I think, a stickier problem
White has six legal moves:  Kxf1, Kd1, Kf3, Kd3, Nf2, and Rf2+
Black has several interesting responses to each of these. -- I just don't see any easy solution.

If Black promotes to Knight, then: 2. Rf2+ Kxe4 (only move), 3. Bd3 mate. ;-)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #147

easy..!!!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #148

Stupid "puzzle"

• 3 years ago · Quote · #149

done

• 3 years ago · Quote · #150

• 13 months ago · Quote · #151