# Easy Chess Puzzles

JMB, you made a mistake. Check puzzle #8 and white pawns are going the other ways, and so are the black pawns.

I'm a bit confused by problem 8. I spent a long time attempting this one.

The problem is much harder than the others. I found 1..Rec1

1..Rec1 2. Qxc1+ Rxc1 3. g8=Q Rxc7 4. Kxc7 f1=Q

And white can't queen again or Qfc1+ will end the game or even a8=Q will give 5..Qc3+ which should force mate easily.

Both sides have so many promotions they can do and it's just way too much to calculate. My analysis may be wrong.

The solution, though gives 1..Re6??

This is a dead draw after 1..Re6 2. Bxh2+ Kh1 3. Be5 Rxc6 4. Bxb2 f1=Q 5. g8=Q g1=Q 6. a8=Q Qxg6 7. Qxg6 and then 7..Qf4+ starts to prove the draw.

I am over 2k on Chesstempo and this is probably harder than any problem I've faced there.

I am still trying to figure out how 1..Re6 is the right answer.

Isn't it obvious that the pawns are supposed to go the other way? I mean this position would not make sense at all otherwise. Or maybe are you sarcastically laughing at him for having mistakenly reversed coordinates?