2/18/2013 - Mate in 2

  • #41

    haha, the title should be put 'find the pieces'.. lol.. Laughing

  • #42

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

  • #43

    This is the most subtle problem I have ever seen!

  • #44

    that's certainly different...

  • #45

    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.

  • #46
    kesha2 wrote:

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

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

  • #47

    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 ! }

  • #48

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

  • #49
    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?

  • #50

    Someone made a mistake, this is checkers!

  • #51
    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 ?

  • #52

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  • #53

     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 ?

  • #54

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • #55
  • #56
    Makholm wrote:

    One of the variants

     

    See puzzle at #32 Smile

  • #57

    where are the pieces??

  • #58
    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 !

  • #59

    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#

  • #60

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