Futility (6) white in 2

sameez1

white in 2  from futility closet  by Sam Loyd

 

 

Collection_Agency

1. Qh1 Kf2

2. Qg3#

sameez1
Collection_Agency wrote:

1. Qh1 Kf2

2. Qg3#

No Qh1 ? cross eyed move

Collection_Agency
sameez1 wrote:
Collection_Agency wrote:

1. Qh1 Kf2

2. Qg3#

No Qh1 ? cross eyed move

two queens are what i can see

EdwardAB17

Where's the white king?

sameez1
EdwardAB17 wrote:

Where's the white king?

sorry i fixed it wK is on a8

sameez1

My apologies did not notice the Q instead of the K on a8 this is actually a nice puzzle. if not for my blunder.

Collection_Agency

1. Nd2 Re3 2. Qe3

1... Kd2 2. Qc3

1... Kf2 2. Qg3

Arisktotle

Not one of Loyds more difficult problems. Zugzwang and symmetry are natural allies. Still enjoyable!

sameez1
Collection_Agency wrote:

1. Nd2 Re3 2. Qe3

1... Kd2 2. Qc3

1... Kf2 2. Qg3

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sameez1
Arisktotle wrote:

Not one of Loyds more difficult problems. Zugzwang and symmetry are natural allies. Still enjoyable!

Yes,I am enjoying these little quickies,I am going to post some more.looks like at least a few others like them too.

pfren

Here is one of the finest miniatures ever composed. White mates in 3.

 

 

 

sameez1

In white  1.Ke6...Nxf8+  2.Kd6  N d7 e6 g6 h7 3.Bf7#  if .....Ng6+ 2.Kf5   N cant stop 3 Bf7#

Arisktotle

In black: 1. Ke6? Ng5+ wink.png

The solution is brilliant. Solving #3 problems is much harder than #2 even when they are miniatures. This one took me 12 minutes, about average for experienced problem solvers I guess. Though the world top will do it in no more than 2. Those guys are so good!

sameez1
Arisktotle wrote:

In black: 1. Ke6? Ng5+

The solution is brilliant. Solving #3 problems is much harder than #2 even when they are miniatures. This one took me 12 minutes, about average for experienced problem solvers I guess. Though the world top will do it in no more than 2. Those guys are so good!

Yep I was too quick to answer. good one back to it.

sameez1

great one  1.Bd5 ...Nxf8  2.Bf3....Kd7  3.pxf8 Q#  if2. N move cannot block both B c6 or h5#       K escaping on d7 made me crazy

pfren
sameez1 έγραψε:

great one  1.Bd5 ...Nxf8  2.Bf3....Kd7  3.pxf8 Q#  if2. N move cannot block both B c6 or h5#       K escaping on d7 made me crazy

 

Yes, right. The brilliant 2.Bf3! is a waiting move. First the bishop moves to d5 to cover the c6 square in case of ...Kd7, and then to f3 to get access to the e8-h5 diagonal.

This was composed by the founders of the "logical school" in chess composition, Johannes Kotz and Carl Cockelcorn, and it is one of the last problems they composed in tandem (a couple of years before Cockelcorn's death).