Sam Loyd's puzzle

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1


    This is not really a chess puzzle as such, but I heard about this question posed by Sam Loyd and thought the solution was quite funny. You'll have to think a little creatively to solve this.

    Devise a position where:

    Black is in checkmate

    White has only two Rooks, a Knight, and a King

    Black has only a King

    Black's King is not on the edge of the board

    White's King does not assist in the mate

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2


    Does the position also have to be legal? If not, I think this works:

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3


    You got it! Nice ;)

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