Classic Mate in One

TuckerTommy
Oh Qa3 because blacks queen is pinned! Ahhh!
n9531l

Since pompom posted the solution six years ago, the next challenge is to construct a proof game for the starting position. Who will be first?

ccohho
donfernando wrote:

what about dxc8 promote to queen ?

Its illegal as it is pinned

ccohho
donfernando wrote:

what about dxc8 promote to queen ?

Its illegal as it is pinned

mp2000

jim995 пишет:

lol

Also, when you post alternatives, make sure black can't hang on by a thread.

jim995 пишет: lolAlso, when you post alternatives, make sure black can't hang on by a thread.

Dark_Army

misquote

raisingsun
kasparov5 wrote:

This is a joke problem from Leonid Kubbel.  The position is perfectly legal. Good luck trying to find the only mate in one in this position!

 

A lot of moves seem like mate, but look carefully and you will see why not.

 

raisingsun
KevinO wrote:

2 queens! 3 rooks! 4 bishops!

yes

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yogeshwaran_sa

nice problem

the_chess_child

Qa3#

NTsiory

Qa3 Pawn can't take it because pawn move forward not backward

 

KingArthur127
kasparov5 wrote:

This is a joke problem from Leonid Kubbel.  The position is perfectly legal. Good luck trying to find the only mate in one in this position!

 

A lot of moves seem like mate, but look carefully and you will see why not.

Oi mate it's not classic

June_Lee
LearnChess wrote:
BWater wrote:

What about d8 and promote to queen?  Looks like a win to me.


It's pinned.

 

What? How is it pinned?

Peregrino_Gris

guitarzan escribió:

Excellent and entertaining puzzle! Thank you, kasparov5!

guitarzan escribió: Excellent and entertaining puzzle! Thank you, kasparov5!

GenevieveVK

Qa3?

dorusah

Qa3# only move!!!... d8=Q not possibile because the white king is pinned by the bishop!!

Joey9999

Got it first go