# Daily Puzzle Submissions! *Be Involved*

DON'T mate in one.

Find the best move. I think that there is another way to accomplish what you're trying to do, but it's a lot harder.

Black to play and draw

Trexler3241 wrote:
Black to play and draw

Better yet, find both of Black's two drawing moves.

n9531l1 wrote:
Trexler3241 wrote:
Black to play and draw

Better yet, find both of Black's two drawing moves.

Yes it is an unsound problem.

Kd8

Trexler3241 wrote:
n9531l1 wrote:
Trexler3241 wrote:
Black to play and draw

Better yet, find both of Black's two drawing moves.

Yes it is an unsound problem.

Unsound as a study, but not bad if you would label it a teaching position for beginners.

If you wanted to use this as a teaching position, instead of "Black to play and draw" you could say "It's Black's move. Find each move Black could start with to achieve a draw, and show how White could win against Black's other first moves."

That teaches the beginner about both defending and attacking in this kind of position.

what post was deleted?

If the position is shifted to the right though, White wins.

Here is a more interesting shifted position. What is the result with White to play? What is the result with Black to play?

Evaluate this position

Either way, white wins

1...Ke6 2.c5 +

1.Kc/d3 Kc5 2.Kd/c3 Kd6 3.Kd4

1...Kc7 2.Ke5 Kd7 3.Kd5 Kc7 4.Ke6 +

1...Kd7 2.Kd5

1...Ke7 Ke5.

(This is wrong

You are half right.  1. Kc3 Kc7. Now what? (Or 1. Kd3 Kd7.)

Trexler, I know you're still working on #3071, but I have another one I think you'll enjoy solving. You can take a look at it after you're done with the current one.

White to play and win

At first I saw the move and I thought, "what difference does it make?" Then I see the difference

edit- I know there's a mate in one, but what I meant was it to be a mate in 4. Oops. Should've looked at the analysis.

Mate in 3

Ivan_m_chas wrote:

Mate in 3

I almost got it right. I thought the third move should be Bb8# instead of Bc7#.

CheckmateBlack wrote:

How sis 1? Mate in 2....quite hard.

1.Qe2+ Kf7??????? 2.g×h8N#

YeJunChi wrote:
CheckmateBlack wrote:

How sis 1? Mate in 2....quite hard.

1.Qe2+ Kf7??????? 2.g×h8N#

1. Qe2+ fails after Kf5. But 1. gxf8=Q does lead to mate in 2.