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The Christmas Puzzle, Part One.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    Do not expect to ever be given the solution. You will only see that if and when a member posts a correct solution.

     

    A game begins with 1.e4 and ends in the fifth move with knight takes rook mate

     

     

     

    This is the starting position. All you have to do is enter some legal chess moves, so that the game ends on move five with knight takes rook mate. Easy enough, don't you think?

     

    (AFAIK, composed by GM John Nunn).

     

    I accept no responsibility for lost weekends, broken relationships or descents into madness.

     

    Merry Christmas!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    Azukikuru

    So... it could be either white or black who mates?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    kco

    so we got more question than the answer.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    Azukikuru wrote:

    So... it could be either white or black who mates?


     

    There is no colour stipulation in the puzzle. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    antioxidant

    Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Marcus-101

    can one side let the other side mate or does it have to be proper moves?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Marcus-101

    Or moves that look proper...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    Marcus-101

    Wtf?? Lots of ways to do it in 6 but 5??

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    m00nlight

    I have found a lot of 6's too. however there is a lot of ambiguity in the initial post which makes me suspicious. I have a feeling there might be a trick with the words or alternative interpretation.

    1. "A game begins with 1.e4 and ends in the fifth move with knight takes rook mate" 
    2. "All you have to do is enter some legal chess moves,"

    so "ends in the fifth move" as opposed to "ends on the fifth move". I don't know if this is relevant.

    Or perhaps more importantly:

    "some legal chess moves" Nowhere does it state that all of the chess moves have to be legal...!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    All the moves are legal and there are no tricks.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Marcus-101

    but can one side play ridiculous moves while the other side mates or do the moves have to seem playable?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    posporov051560

    I know the solution.  Wink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    MarcazzarSmish wrote:

    but can one side play ridiculous moves while the other side mates or do the moves have to seem playable?


     

    All the moves are legal.... 

    (Post #10)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    Thank you posporov.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    Marcus-101

    I give up.... lol too hard

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    posporov051560

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    MarcazzarSmish wrote:

    I give up.... lol too hard


     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    In descriptive notation, the last move will either be:

     

    5. NxR#

    or

    5. .... NxR#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    NJH wrote:

    Hmmm, is it a helpmate then?


    Think about it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    wujek_dziadek

    But thats's 6 moves :/

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