15673 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hello everyone. I made a funny chess problem. Please don't post the answer if you use an engine. Happy solving :
White mates in 4
That's really awesome! :D
HINT: Every piece is useful!
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PUZZLE!
Thanks ChessisGood, I think it's also awesome :).
Thanks for the compliments , and thanks for not displaying the answer .
I also think this puzzle is hard, I will submit another puzzle like this later, after this is solved .
At first I looked at the possibility of a discovered mate theme. Something like 1. Bg1 a5 2. Rf2 Kd4 3. Rf4#. Of course that fails to 2... Ke3.
Then I considered a different mating net that also uses the a4 pawn. 1. Ba3 a5 2. Bc1 Kd4 3. Kd6 with 4. Rf4# next. But of course, here black has 1... Ke3 once more.
So I tried a more direct approach. Here's the solution:
1. Kd6 (not 1. Bd4?) a5 2. Bd4! Kxd4 3. Re5 Kc4 4. Re4#.
Congratulations Shoopi!!. 1.Kd6! is the correct answer. Here is a puzzle with the answer:
This was a marvelous puzzle, would be in the advanced category! You said it was your composition. I wanted to work it out on my own but I saw the first move, darn, but still it was a great problem even in three! But for the first move Bd4 would work also, if I done it right? try it?
yes.. i got it
Sorry GhostNight, but 1.Bd4 doesn't put black into zugzwang. He isn't forced to play a5. Here is a diagram:
But thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you liked it!! .
Well Suvel_Karmarkar, congratulations if you solved it!. It was quite a hard puzzle.
Thanks for the compliments Doduobird123. Thanks for the attempt , it was quite wonderful.
Any more problems?
did this in 0.00 sec
Gosh, I apologize, thanks for explaining! I would call that problem "The perfect zugzwang"!
Haha, I get the joke .
Yes Chessusilo, click here to go to the mate in 3!. Good luck
not a joke, i reallY DID THAT.
Jaenisch Gambit against 1.c4
by BettorOffSingle a few minutes ago
10/9/2015 - In From Behind
by Sagar_1995patel 2 minutes ago
New chess rating system based on single moves evaluation
by CroIggy 4 minutes ago
Why are women not as successful as men in chess?
by itchymescratch 8 minutes ago
Will I be able to reach Master level?
by IpswichMatt 10 minutes ago
So, I just miniatured a titled master...
by DogOnTheRoad 11 minutes ago
Checkmate help with queen and bishop
by zcccu 11 minutes ago
A fun little retro
by y2721 15 minutes ago
My best wins and draws
by TheBlunderfulPlayer 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!