2/18/2013 - Mate in 2

kesha2

wow, blank chess board ... we can win without playing it. ahhahaha

Neoptelemus

This is the most subtle problem I have ever seen!

Holozaen

that's certainly different...

Demidjinn

I saw a puzzle like this once. It was in a book with witty chess. It said mate in two. But perhaps it should be 2½.

The position just before 'this one' (a blank board) was White king on e1 and white rook on a1. none of them had moved. Black king on b3. When the white player picks up his king and rook (in that order) to castle long black grabs his king to make a move before white has completed his..which is illegal! and the board is now blank.

This game was played at a time when your opponent was in title to force you to make a king-move of his choice if you made an illegal move. Problem solved. White completes his Long Castle. Forces Black to play Ka2 and proceeds to mate with Rd3, and Ra3# after blacks Ka1...

Funky stuff.

Holozaen
kesha2 wrote:

wow, blank chess board ... we can win without playing it. ahhahaha

technically it's a draw due to insufficient material...

stephen_33

This is the daily puzzle for Monday 18/Feb/13 - it looks as if a mistake was made in the format of the FEN string (one too many quotation marks) which may be why it didn't post correctly...

It's White to move & mate in 2.


{ For  those of you who are interested, look at lines 482 to 488 of the page source code ! }

sw39ym

I thought it was the problem of my IE and thinking to install Google Chrome, until I saw the comments ...

sw39ym
stephen_33 wrote:

This is the daily puzzle for Monday 18/Feb/13 - it looks as if a mistake was made in the format of the FEN string (one too many quotation marks) which may be why it didn't post correctly...

 

It's White to move & mate in 2.

Is that a little bit too easy for a daily puzzle?

Urbo

Someone made a mistake, this is checkers!

stephen_33
sw39ym wrote:
stephen_33 wrote:

This is the daily puzzle for Monday 18/Feb/13 - it looks as if a mistake was made in the format of the FEN string (one too many quotation marks) which may be why it didn't post correctly...

 

It's White to move & mate in 2.

Is that a little bit too easy for a daily puzzle?

Too easy ?  - you havn't been here for very long have you ?

birurajopadhyaya

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briansladovich

 Cool   stephen_33 .......{ For  those of you who are interested, look at lines 482 to 488 of the page source code ! }..................

    Something about comment #41 !  What does this mean ?

abo_tamem_2012

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

lph
anhtuan24h
Makholm wrote:

One of the variants

 

See puzzle at #32 Smile

ChedoriMaster

where are the pieces??

stephen_33
briansladovich wrote:

    stephen_33 .......{ For  those of you who are interested, look at lines 482 to 488 of the page source code ! }..................

    Something about comment #41 !  What does this mean ?

That would be the source code for the First page !

dufferps

The puzzle doesn't show up on the daily puzzle page, but it does on the chess.com home page.  I'm pretty sure the solution is:

1.Qxh5+  gxh5, 2. Rxh5#
or
1.Qxh5+  Kg7    2. Qh7#
or
1.Qxh5+  Kg8    2. Qh7#

abo_tamem_2012

Ben-Zion

brilliant idea, guys.. you getting better every day..

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