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9/17/2012 - Stylish Finish

  • #81

    Tricky one!  I was trying every position in which I could force the king to move out....took a while before I thought to castle.  Supposedly though the only way you're about to get this setup is if you played both sides...or just put down the pieces for a puzzle.  But it was a very fun puzzle nonetheless :)

  • #82

  • #83

    Seen this before... Unfair. =/

  • #84

    Have to say, I didn't get the solutiion as I did not and would never have assumed that a game could reach this point without the castling pieces having been moved-particularly since white's king is completely unprotected.  Unrealistic and a waste of time

  • #85

    this puzzle is a troll

  • #86


  • #87

    Same exact thing happened to me once 

  • #88

    can not )))

  • #89

    that was mean :(

  • #90

    clearly reached from the bongcloud opening

  • #91

    Castling is always allowed in a puzzle, unless something in the position indicates there is no way the player can castle, (like: the king must have moved before etc.) This is not the case here.
    Please don't call the puzzle stupid if you don't understand it yourself

  • #92

    Never seen a castling mate so late in the game...

  • #93


  • #94

    I should have remembered this kind of "think outside the box" puzzle.  The box for me is: at this point in a real game castleing is not going to be an option

  • #95

    I always leave my king and rook in their original positions to retain the option for this mating attack.

  • #96

    I moved the rook..wrong!Tongue Out

  • #97

    Dumb puzzle.

  • #98


  • #99

    its imposible to get to this position in a real game without moved your king or rook

  • #100

    got me

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