# Is this impossible? or Am I doing something wrong?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #1

This is a puzzle I have been working on for the past seven months. It has stumped me. It's from a chess app on my cell phone. Is this just a teaser or am i doing something wrong?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #2

Okay thanks. I will try a couple of more times then I will check out the winning move.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #3

i like this position... should i give the answer?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #4

First move is Qa2

• 4 years ago · Quote · #5
Firepower8 wrote:

this puzzle is just really hard actually, the winning move is this

Qa2!! is the winning move

Its fonted in white color right above here in the blank line so that its not a spoiler unless you look at it

"Qa2!!"? It won't be mate in 2 if the king moves away from the corner region.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #6

right :) Qa2 is the only move.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #7
alekhine wrote:

so the goal is NOT to mate?

No the goal is TO mate. Qa2 seems like a good move but what is the next move. That stomps me.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #8

Its impossible, trust me. My grandfather was famous for chess and he says that thats a non-kill. The king would keeep on runnin away. I have been stuck in that same situation.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #10

1. qa2 kxa8

2. c8=Q++

1. qa2 kc6

2. qd5++

1. qa2 nb5

2. c8=Q++

• 4 years ago · Quote · #13

:) you guys followed my variations?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #14

1. qa2 kxa8

2. c8=Q++

1. qa2 kc6

2. qd5++

1. qa2 nb5

2. c8=Q++

1. Qa2 Nc8

2. Then what is white's move for mate?

so Qa2 doesn't work?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #16

Ah, didn't see it listed with the c8 discussion.  Nice

• 4 years ago · Quote · #17

ah forgot to add that variation of Nc8, but yea IM Pfren covered it for me. :)

• 4 years ago · Quote · #18

haha I posted the same puzzle few minutes ago and then I saw this topic now. Whatha coincidence!!!

Well, if you want see the solution, then check my last topic: Mate in 2 (HARD)!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #19

it is hard. Throw it to the garbage can. LOL

• 4 years ago · Quote · #20

It wasnt very hard... of course depending on your level it would be.