What's the answer of this position?

gullupakka

dude how's that even legal

white's last move put him into check, which is ILLEGAL

chamo2074

#40 illegal, the rest is easy

MARattigan
MARattigan wrote:

But the most interesting thing  about #40 is the board layout chess.com shows if you play Qb1 and how did @adam_7000 get the position in there in the first place?

(That the king is not removed from the board is correct according to art. 1.4.1, but in this instance art. 1.4.1 appears to override art. 3.1.1. - Qb1 is not a legitimate move, though legal according to the FIDE definition of "legal move".)

 

Arisktotle
MARattigan wrote:
MARattigan wrote:

But the most interesting thing  about #40 is the board layout chess.com shows if you play Qb1 and how did @adam_7000 get the position in there in the first place?

(That the king is not removed from the board is correct according to art. 1.4.1, but in this instance art. 1.4.1 appears to override art. 3.1.1. - Qb1 is not a legitimate move, though legal according to the FIDE definition of "legal move".)

Since #40 could not have occurred in a game with black on move, it is not and cannot be totally governed by the FIDE game rules but also consults the composition conventions. These don't allow illegal positions! In fact, FIDE rules never govern the play options in isolated diagrams as they require the accessibility of complete game information. That is why composers have even more issues with the "legal move" definitions than the game player who can rely on his game record and the game rules.

HalfSicilin

K b2-a3 then knight can take bishop and then use N & K to escort pawn to promotion.

HalfSicilin

Puzzle # 2  R b2...K c7

 

R b5...R b8

 

R x e5 etc.

adam_7000

Sorry, I made the puzzle wrong

adam_7000

 

chamo2074

there are a billion ways to win

jetoba
chamo2074 wrote:

there are a billion ways to win

Only 3 are mate in 2.  Qb6 is listed as the answer but Qd2 and Qf2 are also mates in two and are not accepted.

adam_7000

It's checkmate in 2

gullupakka
jetoba wrote:
chamo2074 wrote:

there are a billion ways to win

Only 3 are mate in 2.  Qb6 is listed as the answer but Qd2 and Qf2 are also mates in two and are not accepted.

bro

Qg3 not Qb6

MARattigan

OK, the board's upside down to fool you, but it's obvious what he means.