Mate in 2 contest - Nov '12

  • #61

    Great puzzles y2721 and Chesskingdreamer. Added you two on the list...

  • #62

    Just 9 days left. Hurry up and submit a puzzle... With 8 - 12 pieces.

  • #63

    I'm just saying, you should put the more experienced problem makers in one group and the less experienced in another. (That was a suggestion)

  • #64
    y2721 wrote:

    I'm just saying, you should put the more experienced problem makers in one group and the less experienced in another. (That was a suggestion)

    How to discriminate?
    Learning the basics of chess composition takes only minutes:
    - Get your tactical idea(s).
    - Find an idea for a key.
    - Build the position.
    - Check beauty of the key (Is it obvious, capture, check or threatmate?)
    - Check correctness of the key with an engine. (Only solution?)
    - Check legality of position. 
    - Check for duals and other minor issues (by hand and/or special software). 
    - Improve the flaws you found. 

    Once you read that you could compose good problems.
    Learning more things is quite easy as well. Just read an article or two on wikipedia or google for related topics.

  • #65
    Turm_Breuberg schreef:
    y2721 wrote:

    I'm just saying, you should put the more experienced problem makers in one group and the less experienced in another. (That was a suggestion)

    How to discriminate?
    Learning the basics of chess composition takes only minutes:
    - Get your tactical idea(s).
    - Find an idea for a key.
    - Build the position.
    - Check beauty of the key (Is it obvious, capture, check or threatmate?)
    - Check correctness of the key with an engine. (Only solution?)
    - Check legality of position. 
    - Check for duals and other minor issues (by hand and/or special software). 
    - Improve the flaws you found. 

    Once you read that you could compose good problems.
    Learning more things is quite easy as well. Just read an article or two on wikipedia or google for related topics.

    Turm_BreubergAre you sure you aren't a chess composer?

  • #66
    y2721 wrote:

    Isn't that what I posted? Remember, the last time I posted, Adirandmen said there we two solutions, 1.b5, and 1.Ke3. So I got rid of b5.

    I think you should have gotten rid of Ke3.

  • #67

    Adriandmen,I want to change my puzzle ok.give me one chance

  • #68

    that is my entry

    this puzzle is like aTurm_Breuberg's puzzle.plz causlt it

  • #69

    If your intended idea was 1. O-O-O (threatening Rd3# and preventing f2) exd1=Q 2. Nxd1# this won't work as the king must not pass a threatened square during castling. O-O-O is an illegal move.

    Thus there is unfortunately no legal way of realizing your presumable intended idea in a 2-mover. Anything that will capture the rook after castling will prevent the castling.

    Yet it might be possible to make a good 3-mover with the same basic idea.

    A 3-mover based on the same idea:
    (still full of minor flaws, but basically working) 

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  • #73

    Now it's just Two days left. Enter your puzzle, and have a chance to win the title...

  • #74

    Hello Adriandmen, how is the contest going on?

  • #75

    What do you mean, Asorski?

  • #76
    Adriandmen wrote:

    What do you mean, Asorski?

     I'm looking for updates.

    Goodluck to all participants.Cool

  • #77
    Frankwho wrote:

    Here's one:

    pawn on h2 and g3 are useless

  • #78

    who wins?Cool

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