Diabolically Evil Twisted Puzzle

Sunshiny

This idea came from a puzzle a friend presented to me a long time ago. Innocent

 

Mate in 1. Thinking outside the box is a MUST!
TonightOnly
Too easy. Not enough possible moves to make it hard.
General_Pawnwallis
Yeah this was easy.   As soon as I saw the king trapped in the corner I looked down that diagonal and boom, obvious.
Sunshiny
Hmm. Maybe i made this too easy. I didn't want to fry any brains so i tried to keep it simple by putting the black king in the top left corner.
bluegrass
Fear not... It's NOT too easy!
bateooaaya
how's that possible?
Nalikill
You cheeky frikkin'..... As soon as I saw it wouldn't let the pawn move "forward", and it wasn't under attack, it became cake.
Unbeliever

It's a pity it is White's turn, Black has forced mate with (Nxd6), as all White can do is delay mate by Blocking with his rook, and then possibly block with the pawn if we assume that the pawns are actually moving that way.

 

It would have been more challenging if it had been black to move and mate in 3.


HowDoesTheHorseMove

"Diabolically evil" is a bit much. It's not so much a hard puzzle as a mind game.

 

Is it me, or do self-styled trick puzzles always seem to involve pawn promotion?


BasicLvrCH8r
That was hard. Don't listen to the other people.
shadowslayer
evil is what weak people say
mineta
i thought White was going up. this puzzle confused me!
clarkedb
It was funny. 
Viau_A
lulubell83 wrote: i thought White was going up. this puzzle confused me!

Same here....


VULPES_VULPES

WHY YOU LITTLE...

CHCL

LOL....That was funny.

RetiFan

"Mate in 1. Thinking outside the box is a MUST!" gave it away.

Sunshiny

I'm glad people like it. I felt i had to add that hint, otherwise it would be wa-ay too hard to figure out.

chrislsnider

why won't it work by promoting the pawn to a biship

Sunshiny

Sorry, if i could allow other options, i would.