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|Aug-05-04|| ||Whitehat1963: Fork you, buddy! Fischer against opening of the day. Yes, it's a simul. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||dbulger: touchdown! |
|Mar-08-05|| ||Avion: I found that puzzle quite easily...
It doesn't proove anything of Fischer's geniosity...And I find it sad, cuz' he is genius.
|Mar-08-05|| ||soberknight: Oh, don't complain, Avion, at least you solved it. Want a chess problem you can't solve? White moves 1 e2-e4, and the game ends on the fifth move with knight takes rook checkmate. I saw this puzzle earlier today and it's really beating my brains out; it's almost impossible. So if you solved it, pat yourself on the back, or buy some ice cream, or celebrate because you're smarter than the rest of us. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||shortsight: <soberknight> wow, a mate in 5 puzzle! hmm, i'll try it. if you don't see me posting here, that means i couldn't get the answer. :) |
|Mar-08-05|| ||cu8sfan: It's Fischer week! I hope he'll be free soon. <soberknight> That puzzle was posted on chessbase a couple of years ago and they wrote that even Kasparov wasn't able to solve it. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||fian: About the <5 move NxR mate>. It was one of the Chessbase Christmas puzzles. Of course I didn't get it but I remember the solution.|
1) e4 Nf6 2) f3 Nxe4 3) Qe2 Ng3 4) Qxe7+ Qxe7+
5) Kf2 Nxh1#
|Mar-08-05|| ||minimaxing: 25. Bh6
|Mar-08-05|| ||KKW: i got a mate in 6. 1.e4 Nf6 2.h4 Ng4 3.Ne2 Nc6 4.Rh3 d6 5.Rf3 Nce5 6.g3 Nxf3# |
|Mar-08-05|| ||soberknight: <fian> That's a very beautiful solution. No wonder the whole world found it impossible! I found another brain teaser: <Black mates White on Black's 5th move by playing a rook, but the rook itself does not attack White's king. How did the game go? (the solution is unique)>|
I haven't found a solution, although some tries have come one square short of a mating net. A typical try is 1 f3 h5 2 Kf2 Rh6 3 Kg3 Rf6 4 Kh4 e5 5 Kg5 Rf4+ 6 Kxh5 and it's not mate. Moving the queen's rook does not help. Also, the solution would not be unique anyway because whether white plays 1 f3 or 1 f4 made no difference.
From black's side, I think my basic idea is correct. Black has 4 moves before he mates: 2 rook moves, a pawn move to let out the rook, and a pawn move (probably e5 or d5) to establish a battery from Black's bishop or queen behind the rook. The question is where to put White's king and how to make a mating net.
Hey, if Francois Labelle labels me a drunkard for distributing his problem, I won't take offense. :)
|Mar-08-05|| ||dunforgiven: my own solution to this puzzle of the day was 25. Bc5. It's not mate but i believe it's also a winning move |
|Mar-08-05|| ||Marco65: <dunforgiven> 25.Bc5 Qxc5 and White can't fork the black queen any more |
|Mar-08-05|| ||mjardel: 25.Bc5 very interesting, after Qxc5, its easy to win by 26.Qxe6+. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||The beginner: I looked at Bh6 i dont know how long time, but i keep thinking black can defend with d5. I overlooked the white rook on a7. The conteniueation 26 Rxg7, and now black is down a Bishop, In a hopeless position.|
I dont think Bc5 will do white any good.
25 Bc5 ? ..Qxc5
26 Qxe6+ ..Kh8
And it runs out in the sand for white, no real threats at this position, and white gave a Bishop for a pawn.
|Mar-08-05|| ||your brilliance: <cu8sfan> I find it hard to believe that Kasparov couldn't solve this puzzle. The black bishop on the 7th rank, and the pawn on the king file are both fat juicy targets asking to be attacked. I got it in a few secs and I had to keep asking myself if there was a catch. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||independentthinker: I ran into an interesting line that would never happen|
25 Bxe6+ Qxe6 26 Rxg7+ Kxg7 27 Bh6+ Kxh6 28 Qxe6
Obviously Black would never play Kxg7. So how does this puzzle work then with Bh6?
|Mar-08-05|| ||cu8sfan: <your brilliance> According to chessbase and my memory Kasparov wasn't able to solve the puzzle that <soberknight> posted. I am pretty confident that Kasparov will find the solution to any Tuesday puzzle we have on this site. http://www.chessbase.com/puzzle/puz... |
|Mar-08-05|| ||independentthinker: I see - it's the same principle. Taking on e6 with a fork, and the double attack on g7. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||your brilliance: <cu8fan> Sorry! Didn't read the posts carefully enough. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||aragorn69: <cu8sfan> Do you have the solution to the puzzle you posted ??? |
|Mar-08-05|| ||cu8sfan: <aragorn69> <fian> posted it right below my first message on this page. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||klausewitz: I got this one. Monday and Tuesday. Good score for begginer... |
|Mar-08-05|| ||patzer2: Fischer's 25. Bh6! makes for an instructive double attack as the solution to today's puzzle. It's a double-double trouble attack for Black, threatening both 26. Rxg7+ and 26. Bxe6+ . |
|Mar-08-05|| ||kevin86: I flubbed this one-I tried the Bxe6+,but was stymied when black refused the sac at g7. |
|Mar-08-05|| ||pawnwolf: I saw this one rather quickly. I don't look a gift horse in the mouth... so hoorah.
What I enjoyed just as much though was the posting on the puzzle that left Kasparov/Botvinnik scratching their heads.J |
“A game begins with 1.e4 and ends in the fifth move with knight takes rook mate. This is the starting position. All you have to do is enter some legal chess moves, so that the game ends on move five with the stipulated knight takes rook mate.”
It was amusing to read. Thanks
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