possible or impossible?

  • #101

    Put a knight in between

  • #102

    You're right Adriandmen the answer was to go via b7 with a knight in between

  • #103
    andrewjmen wrote:

    how about this one

    Easily achievable. The king passed via a6-b7-c8-d8 with a black knight on e8. The knight was eliminated by one of white's rooks.

  • #104
    pfren wrote:
    its_viky wrote:

    OKay, this is an anti-puzzle. White to AVOID checkmating black !!!

    Three possible solutions:

    1. Offer a draw.

    2. If Black is stupid enough to decline the offer, let your time run out. The arbiter has to declare the game a draw, since ALL moves are forced and lead to mate for white (which means, Black has no winning chances).

    3. Resign (fastest, but costliest).

    thank for the correct answer. who would have guessed that?

  • #105

    Less outrageous and more easiest than my first take:

    Possible or impossible:

  • #106

    its not possible

  • #107

    YES possible

    Heres the solution:



  • #108

    Yes. Thanks for the detailed answer. Was the e-pawn being on e6, the White Rook would have never be able to go thru, but on e5 as demonstrated it's acheviable.

  • #109

    2 white bishops on 2 black squares.

  • #110

    also either d-pawn or f-pawn would have to remain held back until the bishop makes through

  • #111

    alright how about this one

    it may look a bit like Fralnp's puzzle but give it a try

  • #112

    really nobody?

  • #113

    if nobody answers i will give the answer after 20 min so give it try

  • #114

    To lazy to recreate a entire game instead I will only publish the main idea:



  • #115

    You forget that the Queen and bishop has to get out. You need to start out playing e3 and d3. :)

  • #116

    you're right Fralnp! it may look like your puzzle but i just wanted to show that if the pawn on e5 was on e6 the rook could be there by promotion

  • #117
    jerry2468 wrote:

    You forget that the Queen and bishop has to get out. You need to start out playing e3 and d3. :)

    A blasted Black Knight eated them so no Queen or Bishop pleaseTongue out

  • #118

    here is the whole game



  • #119
    andrewjmen wrote:

    you're right Fralnp! it may look like your puzzle but i just wanted to show that if the pawn on e5 was on e6 the rook could be there by promotion

    Yes sadly, pigs will fly and gold fall off trees 'til I get a darn puzzle right.

    Thanks to notice the tiny flaw in my presentation. You seems yourself quite the expert in those retro puzzles. Great work!

  • #120

    Alright I'll repost some good puzzles from the older thread that I linked before. Will post more if you like, but there are many hard ones there Smile

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