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how about this one
Impossible because in order for Ke7, the king would have had to travel through squares defended by pawns and of course the king can't move through check.
The king can travel by b5 - a6 - b7
so it is possible
and how about the checks by the rooks?
Put a knight in between
You're right Adriandmen the answer was to go via b7 with a knight in between
Easily achievable. The king passed via a6-b7-c8-d8 with a black knight on e8. The knight was eliminated by one of white's rooks.
OKay, this is an anti-puzzle. White to AVOID checkmating black !!!
Three possible solutions:
1. Offer a draw.
2. If Black is stupid enough to decline the offer, let your time run out. The arbiter has to declare the game a draw, since ALL moves are forced and lead to mate for white (which means, Black has no winning chances).
3. Resign (fastest, but costliest).
thank for the correct answer. who would have guessed that?
Less outrageous and more easiest than my first take:
Possible or impossible:
its not possible
Heres the solution:
Yes. Thanks for the detailed answer. Was the e-pawn being on e6, the White Rook would have never be able to go thru, but on e5 as demonstrated it's acheviable.
2 white bishops on 2 black squares.
also either d-pawn or f-pawn would have to remain held back until the bishop makes through
alright how about this one
it may look a bit like Fralnp's puzzle but give it a try
if nobody answers i will give the answer after 20 min so give it try
To lazy to recreate a entire game instead I will only publish the main idea:
You forget that the Queen and bishop has to get out. You need to start out playing e3 and d3. :)
you're right Fralnp! it may look like your puzzle but i just wanted to show that if the pawn on e5 was on e6 the rook could be there by promotion
A blasted Black Knight eated them so no Queen or Bishop please
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