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Is this impossible? or Am I doing something wrong?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    JY7

    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?

     



  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    JY7

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    adamredsox24

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    adamredsox24

    First move is Qa2

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    VULPES_VULPES

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    adamredsox24

    right :) Qa2 is the only move.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    JY7

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    sofimarina

    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.Cool

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    adamredsox24

    1. qa2 kxa8

    2. c8=Q++

     

    1. qa2 kc6

    2. qd5++

     

    1. qa2 nb5

    2. c8=Q++

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    adamredsox24

    :) you guys followed my variations?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    DKof

    adamredsox24 wrote:

    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?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    DKof

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    adamredsox24

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    TempterMan

    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)!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    chessnaivete

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    adamredsox24

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


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