Two corrected puzzles

Arisktotle

Below two corrections for puzzles posted a little earlier. The OP is unwilling to discuss and correct the errors and blocked me from his topics (as he is entitled to).

They are actually nice puzzles and deserve some attention. As an experienced composer I could reconstruct the original puzzles with a high degree of probability without being absolutely sure. Can anybody verify them and find out who made them?

By the way, these versions are computer-tested, something everybody should do before posting a puzzle!

 

 

 
 
 
ChessReina

Problem N° 1, me gusta 1,Qc5

Arisktotle

Good try! I didn't see it (but the computer did). Reply: 1. ... Kd3+!

ChessReina

Lo tengo!! Qb3

Arisktotle

Hmmm, that's the best try! Response: 1. .. Qc4+!

ChessReina

No puedo mas del sueño, estoy muerta, mejor miro mañana!Embarassed

Arisktotle

Sleep well! I will do the same in a minute. It's quite a difficult problem and the key move is a strange one! The second problem is a bit easier than the first one.

¡Duerma bien! Haré lo mismo en un minuto. Es un problema bastante difícil y el movimiento clave es extraño! El segundo problema es un poco más fácil que el primero.

sameez1

@ Arisktotle   I can't figure why OP is being such a tool.Was obvious Qf5 even for me.Now it is quite another story. His mate in three has got me going,I keep coming back I see a mate in four would quit looking if you had not confirmed it genuine.

Arisktotle

@sameez1: n9531l just posted the solution to that one. You can read it in that thread - or not read it to continue solving.

n9531l

Normally I would avoid giving the solution away, but in comment #6 of that thread the OP requested the posting of a computer solution, in his own polite way.

ChessReina

En el 1° problem, no encuentro mate en 2, me rindo (resigno)

n9531l

The OP in the other thread said the solution I posted was wrong because it gave the name of the composer rather than the editor in whose column the problem appeared. I wanted to correct him but found I have also been blocked from posting in his threads.

Arisktotle
@n9531l:

This particular OP is well-advised to carry a medical 'accident card' on him at all times. reading: "whatever it looks like, I'm not braindead!".

Arisktotle
ChessReina wrote:

En el 1° problem, no encuentro mate en 2, me rindo (resigno)

Hint: It's a move by Nb6. Which one?

sameez1

@Arisktotle The 1st puzzle turned out to be a great one, getting into check two different ways  to get mate,unbelievably I finally  got this one  this one.ChessReina this puzzle is worth the headache.

sameez1

@n9531l  I started to post that Benko was probably not the author of all the puzzles in his column when I was thanking him for posting this puzzle,but I don't think that he would get it anyway.

Arisktotle

@n9531l: Could you find these 2 positions in the database? I think my corrections reproduced the originals.

ChessReina

I play 1,Nd5 >Qxa4!, or 1,Nc4 >Qxc4! end not jaqkemate!!Money Mouth

n9531l

Neither position is found in yacpdb. They may have appeared as Benko's Bafflers. I know some of those aren't in the database, since two I submitted which appeared as Benko's Bafflers are not in yacpdb.

n9531l

A further comment I made about the original problem #2 was later moved by someone to the Off Topic forum.