# Strange/interesting puzzles

for second: D4-E5 cause he will play D5-E4 and you will get the queen and checkmate

lfPatriotGames wrote:
BigDoggProblem wrote:
lfPatriotGames wrote:
krudsparov wrote:
lfPatriotGames wrote:
krudsparov wrote:

"It doesn't seem illegal. White is missing 4 pieces, and the black f pawn could take 4 pieces to promote to a bishop on b1."

True but I can't see how white gets the DSB out!

I dont know what a DSB is, but I'm assuming that means bishop. I dont think it ever came out. Black is missing a knight so a knight is capable of just taking it on it's home square. Maybe after the knight captured the bishop on c1 it went back to it's home square on b8 and got captured by whites missing pawn to become the bishop. I dont know, but it looks like the kind of game I played when I first started playing.

Whites dark squared bishop is on d4 and as the b and d pawns haven't moved so it can't have got out, it must have been captured. The only way it could be there is the c pawn being promoted to a DSB.... ha, got it!!!!! I just realised mid sentence,  the knight was captured on b7 with the white c pawn before the black c pawn moved, the white pawn then promoted to the bishop on b8.

Dark Squared Bishop. I should have figured that out. I never thought about the knight being captured on b7 but I suppose that's possible too. It was probably that or b8.

It had to be b7. The black pawn on c7 had to wait for the wP to pass through c6 before he could move.

OK, I see that now. I was thinking it could be on b8, where blacks c pawn captured on b6, white c pawn goes to c7, captures on b8, then blacks b7 pawn captures on c6. I guess it has to be one of the two but probably comes down to how many captures there are. b8 might take too many captures.

It does take too many captures. The black f-pawn made two captures to promote to a light-squared bishop, and if black did c7xb6 and b7xc6 that is four captures. This is impossible. the c1-bishop was captured on its own square, and none of the pawns could've taken on c1. the white c pawn promoted, and that leaves only three pieces able to be captured by black pawns, but if black did c7xb6 and b7xc6, that would be four captures, which is impossible. I made this puzzle by the way

Boo

Player 1: Hi. I was just at a chess tournament with no queens allowed.

Player 2: How did it go?

Player 1: I won with a tactic

Player 2: Can I see it?

Player 1: Yes, but the puzzle wants to say something first

Player 2:...
Player 1: Remember, no queens allowed!

(Notice that the position of the pieces spells out Hi?)

Me trying to recreate one of the first puzzles I ever saw(This was the exact move-order)

Bongoman2406 wrote:

Player 1: Hi. I was just at a chess tournament with no queens allowed.

Player 2: How did it go?

Player 1: I won with a tactic

Player 2: Can I see it?

Player 1: Yes, but the puzzle wants to say something first

Player 2:...
Player 1: Remember, no queens allowed!

(Notice that the position of the pieces spells out Hi?)

I'm sorry, I didn't really have time to check the puzzle. I just realized that 1.Rf1 g6 2.Rhf2 followed by 3.Rf5+ gxf5 4 Rxf5# is faster

Bongoman2406 wrote:

skittles game?????

This was a tactics trainer puzzle

I think this qualifies as a strange puzzle. In the position below, White has only one move to draw. After White plays the one drawing move, Black has only one move to draw. Then White has only one move to draw, after which Black has only one move to draw, etc. etc.

The problem is to figure out how many half-moves will elapse before either player has a choice of more than a single move to achieve a draw.

After you solve this you can tackle part two (the hard part) which is to construct a legal drawn position with no promoted pieces which begins with an even greater number of "only" moves for both sides.

White to play, both sides try to draw

Bongoman2406 wrote:

This is why Ra3+ is bad.

In the final position, the difference is that the black king can go to c3 after Rh2+, and the white king will be locked out of the game