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My first chess puzzle


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    06-jwagg

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    06-jwagg

    As said in the title, this is my first attempt at puzzle composition.  I don't have an engine, so if you can refute it, I apologise.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    EZXDragon

    nice

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    shoopi

    Wouldn't 4... Bg4+ be better? well black is still lost there. Nice puzzle.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    GoldenD

    When the black is prisoned by his own minions, is Qd1+ really the best move to him?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    shoopi

    After 3. Bxf6, anything other than 3... Qd1+ oor Qd2+ and black is mated in one.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    GSHAPIROY

    06-jwagg wrote:

    As said in the title, this is my first attempt at puzzle composition.  I don't have an engine, so if you can refute it, I apologise.


    I can't refute it, and I think it's a wonderful puzzle.

    After 6. Rxa8 black basicly has no winning chances.

    I also wonder what would happen if white plays 1. Qxf6?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    Atomic_Rift

    Excellent puzzle!! :D

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    GSHAPIROY

    shoopi wrote:

    Wouldn't 4... Bg4+ be better? well black is still lost there. Nice puzzle.

     

    4. ... Bg4+ allows 5. f3, and if black tries to stop 6. Rh8+ with 5. ... Bc8, then 6. Rh8#

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    shoopi

    After 5. f3 black will play 5... Bh5 6. g4 etc.

    The point is that being a piece down is better than a whole rook down. Of course, black is still lost.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    06-jwagg

    If 1. Qxf6 Bxf6 2. Nxf6 Nxc3!! 3. Nxd7+ Kg7! and white is lost, being a peice down.  There's probably another way to come out with more material, but the pressure on h8 is difficult to negate.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    GSHAPIROY

    I think black can stay down a piece instead of a rook:

    After 1. Nxf6 black simply does not recapture on f6.

    And if 1. Qxf6 then 1. ... Ke8 2. Rh8+ Bf8.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    caveatcanis

    I think black can stay down a piece instead of a rook:

    After 1. Nxf6 black simply does not recapture on f6.

    What move would you suggest for Black after 1. Nxf6?

    White has two big threats:

    (1) the obvious: 2. Nxd7+

    (2) the less obvious 2. Rh8+ Kg7 3. Nh5#


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    GSHAPIROY

    caveatcanis wrote:

    I think black can stay down a piece instead of a rook:

    After 1. Nxf6 black simply does not recapture on f6.

    What move would you suggest for Black after 1. Nxf6?

    White has two big threats:

    (1) the obvious 2. Nxd7+

    (2) the less obvious 2. Rh8+ Kg7 3. Nh5#

    I did not see the mate in 2 threat for white.Embarassed

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #15

    GSHAPIROY

    I wonder if white can win this game with 1. Rh8+?

    1. ... Ng8 2. Qg7

    and if 2. ... Ke8 3. Qxg8+ Bf8 4. Qxf8#

    Does this make mate unavoidable?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #16

    06-jwagg

    If you click 'solution' and then 'move list' I've looked at a couple of variations, including 1. Rh8+ to which black's response is Kg7.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #17

    GSHAPIROY

    06-jwagg wrote:

    If you click 'solution' and then 'move list' I've looked at a couple of variations, including 1. Rh8+ to which black's response is Kg7.

    For some reason, I missed 1. ... Kg7Embarassed.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #18

    GSHAPIROY

    After looking over everything, I think everything is correct and it's a great puzzle! Thanks for making it up and posting it!Smile

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #19

    eman68

    Nice puzzle! Thankx

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #20

    GSHAPIROY

    GSHAPIROY wrote:

    After looking over everything, I think everything is correct and it's a great puzzle! Thanks for making it up and posting it!

    Yeah, I tried basically everything else, and nothing else seems to work.


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