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taufiq
20-07-2005, 08:34 AM
SOLVED by trojan209

Here is a simple puzzle to solve:
White to move and win

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adam.bozon/Advan1.gif


1.Nf7+ Kg8
2.Nh6+ Kh8
3.Qg8+ Rg8
4.Nf7#

trojan209
20-07-2005, 11:31 AM
this puzzle is too easy. it's a smoothered mate.
can i post the solution?

__earth
20-07-2005, 11:37 AM
mate in 2. lol.

taufiq
20-07-2005, 11:58 AM
sure thing.. just post your solution
it's actually mate in 4..
and yes, it's a smothered mate..
first one maa.. takkan nak bagi yg susah2 terus kan
:D

__earth
20-07-2005, 12:20 PM
yeah, 4 moves =(

Nf7+ || f8xf7
d8+ || e8
d8xe8+ || f8
e8xf8++

I love plus signs.

trojan209
20-07-2005, 12:39 PM
yeah, 4 moves =(

Nf7+ || f8xf7
d8+ || e8
d8xe8+ || f8
e8xf8++

I love plus signs.

hehe....ur solution is only possible if black is weak

here is my solution
1.Nf7+ Kg8
2.Nh6+ Kh8
3.Qg8+ Rg8
4.Nf7#

__earth
20-07-2005, 01:10 PM
hehe....ur solution is only possible if black is weak

here is my solution
1.Nf7+ Kg8
2.Nh6+ Kh8
3.Qg8+ Rg8
4.Nf7#

yeah. i like yours better.

taufiq
20-07-2005, 01:15 PM
cool..
right moves.. smothered mate with Nf7#
if 1.Nf7 Rxf7 then 2.Qxf7 with mate to follow..

you guys can post one as well..
i'll find another one for tomorrow if i have time to do so

gonjeng
21-07-2005, 12:01 AM
hahaha... come on taufiq, put a harder one. that one was quite easy i would say :)

taufiq
21-07-2005, 12:34 AM
hehe.. at least i started with a smothered mate.. :D
try this one.. white to play and win

SOLVED by Trojan209 and maybe by chiunlin and zingkov as well

http://www.byca.supanet.com/puzzles/twomoves/atthegallop.gif



1.Nc6 Bd7
2.Ne7#

taufiq
21-07-2005, 12:36 AM
please don't google for the answer though.. i don't have my own database for puzzles.. i have to curi from other people..
maybe i can try to set up my own chess puzzle database soon.. (but still curi from books)

chiunlin
21-07-2005, 02:01 AM
This one is harder than the first one, though you only need 2 moves to mate. If there is a spolier tag available, I would post my answer, but for the mean time, let the others try first.

zingkov
21-07-2005, 02:19 AM
This one is harder than the first one, though you only need 2 moves to mate. If there is a spolier tag available, I would post my answer, but for the mean time, let the others try first.

yeah, at first it seems difficult...but woo...just mate in two.

trojan209
21-07-2005, 02:21 AM
is the same person allowed to post solution for 2 consecutive puzzles?

taufiq
21-07-2005, 02:32 AM
haha seems like everyone got this one
anyone did not please raise you hand..
umm about posting the answer twice.. i don't really mind..
how about other people.. what do you guys think?

trojan209
21-07-2005, 04:53 AM
since nobody says no, i'll do the dirty work

1.Nc6 Bd7
2.Ne7#

am i right, taufiq?

taufiq
21-07-2005, 05:00 AM
yup yup
:)
black can move anything.. the mate cannot be blocked by any mean

taufiq
21-07-2005, 11:40 PM
SOLVED
mate-in-2 by Trojan209
mate-in-3 by _earth

White to play and win

http://www.byca.supanet.com/puzzles/twomoves/archer.gif

Solution:

mateintwo
1.Qg5+ Kf7
2.Qg6#

1.Qf8+ Ke5
2.Bb2#(or Qg7#)

mateinthree
_earth's version:
c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ Ke5
Qg7++

Trojan209's version:
1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Be7+ Ke5
3.Qg7#

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 Ke5
3.Bb2#(or Qg7#)

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 e5
3.Qf7#

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 f3(or g4)
3.Qg7#

__earth
22-07-2005, 12:37 AM
c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ e5
Bf6++

how about that?

taufiq
22-07-2005, 12:44 AM
c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ e5
Bf6++

how about that?

If you meant 2. .. Ke5, then 3. Bf6? lose the Bishop with Kxf6

Hint: There is actually a mate-in-two combination

trojan209
22-07-2005, 01:03 AM
i find 2 ways to solve it

mate in 2 moves (use only 1 chess piece) and mate in 3 moves

taufiq
22-07-2005, 06:18 AM
Go ahead and post your answer Trojan209.. i've found a puzzle.. and I couldn't solve it.. maybe you wanna give it a shot

trojan209
22-07-2005, 11:08 AM
mate-in-2 combination (taufiq, i think this should be the answer that u want, right?)
1.Qg5+ Kf7
2.Qg6#

if 1.Qf8+, then it will be mate in 3..... here is the possibilities
1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Be7+ Ke5
3.Qg7#

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 Ke5
3.Bb2#(or Qg7#)

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 e5
3.Qf7#

1.Qf8+ Nf7
2.Rd7 f3(or g4)
3.Qg7#

1.Qf8+ Ke5
2.Bb2#(or Qg7#)

taufiq
22-07-2005, 11:12 AM
mate-in-2 combination (taufiq, i think this should be the answer that u want, right?)
1.Qg5+ Kf7
2.Qg4#

I think you meant 2.Qg6# and yeah.. u're right..
I'll post the next one maybe tonight or tomorrow..

trojan209
22-07-2005, 11:19 AM
oopps...typo. haha...i already corrected it the moment i saw it in the forum. but too late aaa...u already corrected it after seconds i reposted it.

__earth
22-07-2005, 11:30 AM
c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ e5
Bf6++

how about that?

If you meant 2. .. Ke5, then 3. Bf6? lose the Bishop with Kxf6

Hint: There is actually a mate-in-two combination

eh, i meant to do,

c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ Ke5
Qg7++

taufiq
22-07-2005, 01:32 PM
eh, i meant to do,

c5xf8+ Nf7
Be7+ Ke5
Qg7++

Yeah.. you've got it then :D

to trojan:hehe it's okay.. understandable..

taufiq
22-07-2005, 08:05 PM
SOLVED by Chiunlin
detailed answer by Trojan209

I really hope that no one has seen this one before
It is pretty cool.. created by Sam Lyod, one of the experts in creating chess puzzle.

White to move, mate in two

http://www.chesscentral.com/coolstuff/Puzzles/Puzzle_Images/m2-mw.gif

Solutions:
1.Ba3 b5
2.Bc5#

1.Ba3 Bc1
2.Bc1#

1.Ba3 Nf3
2.Qd3#

1.Ba3 Ne4(or Nd5 or Nb5 or Nb1)
2.Qe4#

taufiq
22-07-2005, 08:06 PM
Here are some facts about Sam Lyod:

SAM LOYD
(born Jan-30-1841, died Apr-11-1911) United States of America
Sam Loyd was born in Philadelphia on January 30, 1841. Young Sam became deeply obsessed with chess and frequented a chess club where his interest in making puzzles started. His first problem was published by a New York paper when he was 14, and during the next five years his output of chess puzzles was so prolific that he was known throughout the chess world. By 1858 he was hailed as the leading American writer of chess problems. When Loyd was only 17, he invented his ingeniously difficult "Trick Mules Puzzle," which was later sold to showman Phineas T. Barnum for $10,000.
Loyd's most famous puzzle was the "15 Puzzle" which he produced in 1878. The craze swept America where employers put up notices prohibiting playing the puzzle during office hours.

In 1878, he published a book of 500 chess problems, entitled Chess Strategy, comprised mostly of his weekly chess columns he wrote for the Scientific American Supplement.

deRame
22-07-2005, 10:31 PM
are you sure it's mate in 2?

i think Bc5 or Qf4 is already mate.

chiunlin
22-07-2005, 10:49 PM
are you sure it's mate in 2?

i think Bc5 or Qf4 is already mate.

Nope, if Bc5 black replies with bxc5 or if Qf4 then Ke2

This puzzle is slightly different from the rest. The solution is( removed by request of taufiq).

taufiq
22-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Nahh.. that's if the board is turned upside down
Bc5+ lost the bishop to bxc; and if
Qf4+ black can reply with Ke2

taufiq
22-07-2005, 10:52 PM
ughhh i'm a minute late than you chiunlin
i'll remove your answer first
is that okay?
you've got it right!
brilliant (!!)

taufiq
22-07-2005, 10:53 PM
oh wait.. i'm not a moderator.. you are a moderator..
can you remove your answer first chiunlin?
this is a pretty different puzzle.. so i hope more people can try to answer first

taufiq
22-07-2005, 11:07 PM
hehe thanks chiunlin...

ToietMoi
23-07-2005, 12:23 AM
I think I've got it. The solution:
.
.
.
.

1. Be4...

am I right??

taufiq
23-07-2005, 02:10 AM
not really.. :)
i couldn't find another move that will mate black after Be4
I can say that you are close though..
chiunlin has gotten the answer..
keep trying.. the answer will be revealed tonight =)

trojan209
23-07-2005, 02:19 AM
i hope i got the right answer

here is my solution...

1.Ba3 b5
2.Bc5#

1.Ba3 Bc1
2.Bc1#

1.Ba3 Nf3
2.Qd3#

1.Ba3 Ne4(or Nd5 or Nb5 or Nb1)
2.Qe4#

this time i must admit that this puzzle is difficult. it took me almost an hour to try all possibilities and combinations.

zingkov
23-07-2005, 05:38 AM
u guys are really great in solving puzzles...

wait for me to get back to Malaysia and post some crazy puzzles for u all...some of them are the materials we used to train our mind one month before the SEA Games 2003 in Vietnam.

hopefully the materials are not lost yet...

taufiq
23-07-2005, 09:36 AM
fuhh.. these guys are great!!
what did you guys eat ah?

deRame
24-07-2005, 04:13 AM
Nahh.. that's if the board is turned upside down
Bc5+ lost the bishop to bxc; and if
Qf4+ black can reply with Ke2

oh i see...now i realize how difficult this puzzle is...hehe....by the way, you guys are really good aaa....can solve this puzzle like nothing...i totally have no idea how to solve it :cry:

deRame
24-07-2005, 04:14 AM
taufiq, no puzzle for today?

taufiq
24-07-2005, 05:03 AM
hehe sorry, I haven't gotten myself any chance to use my own computer.. I've been at work since morning till now. maybe tonight okay! give yourself some rest for a while..

btw you can always try to solve a puzzle on www.chessgames.com
Puzzles changed at 12.00am US Eastern time every day
The puzzle is easy on Monday and it gets harder throughout the week. You'll get your eyes trained if you try them everyday.

:idea:

taufiq
24-07-2005, 02:23 PM
SOLVED by zchen

might be boring for most of you guys..

White to play, mate in 1

http://www.byca.supanet.com/puzzles/onemove/coppit.gif

Solution:
Ng5#

zchen
24-07-2005, 10:31 PM
8O ..... Ng5?!.... :o

taufiq
25-07-2005, 11:21 PM
SOLVED by gonjeng
(and deRame as well)

White to move and win
(Mate in 3)

http://www.byca.supanet.com/puzzles/threemoves/aintree.gif

Solution:
1.Nxd7+ Kg8
2.Re8+ Bf8
3.Rxf8#

gonjeng
26-07-2005, 12:41 AM
wuhooo... this is the first time i manage to come here before the sb figured out the solution...

how about...

1. Nd7+, 2. Re8+, 3...

~peace out~

deRame
26-07-2005, 02:46 AM
wuhooo... this is the first time i manage to come here before the sb figured out the solution...

how about...

1. Nd7+, 2. Re8+, 3...

~peace out~

yup2...i'm also thinking the same thing

1.Nd7 Kg8 2.Re8 Bf8 3.Rf8++


p/s: taufiq and zingkov, your tips help me a lot...thanx...hehe

taufiq
26-07-2005, 02:01 PM
SOLVED by ToietMoi

Here goes the next one

White to play and win
mate in three
http://www.byca.supanet.com/puzzles/threemoves/allnightlong.gif

Solution:
1. Ne7+ Nxe7
2. Qc4+ Kd6
3. Bf4#

ToietMoi
26-07-2005, 03:28 PM
1. Ne7+ Nxe7
2. Qc4+ Kd6
3. Bf4#
Or is there anything that I missed??

How about not telling if there're 2 or 3 moves to mate taufiq? Knowing that mate should be in maximum reached by three moves?

taufiq
26-07-2005, 10:58 PM
Humm good idea!
I'll do that in the next puzzle =)

taufiq
27-07-2005, 12:13 PM
SOLVED by Toietmoi and Trojan209

White to play and win

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adam.bozon/Advan2.gif

Solutions: (as provided by Trojan209)
1.Nf4 Kh7
2.Bf8 Kh8
3.Nh5 Kh7
4.Nf6+ Kh8
5.Bg7#

1.Nf4 Kh7
2.Bg5 Kh8
3.Ng6+ Kh7
4.Nf8+ Kh8
5.Bf6

ToietMoi
27-07-2005, 03:29 PM
I'm so lousy, I found a mate with five moves and I don't know if there's better; 1 Nf4

trojan209
27-07-2005, 03:47 PM
i find 2 ways to solve it and i don't think that it can be solved in less than 5 moves. and yes, also starting with 1.Nf4

possible solutions....

1.Nf4 Kh7
2.Bf8 Kh8
3.Nh5 Kh7
4.Nf6+ Kh8
5.Bg7#

1.Nf4 Kh7
2.Bg5 Kh8
3.Ng6+ Kh7
4.Nf8+ Kh8
5.Bf6#

taufiq
29-07-2005, 01:11 PM
sorry.. no time to put a new puzzle.. after my exam tomorrow okay!
you guys are very good already..

taufiq
29-07-2005, 03:40 PM
I just cannot wait...

White to play and win guys!

http://home.case.edu/~txh62/chess/puzzle_10.jpg

deRame
29-07-2005, 10:43 PM
how about this....

1.Rg1+ Kh2
2.Qb2+ Qc2
3.Qxc2+ Nd2
4.Qxd2+ Kxg1
5.Qg2++

p/s: taufiq, good luck in your exam! :wink:

taufiq
30-07-2005, 01:37 AM
a good one deRame!!
anyone can find mate in 4?

chiunlin
30-07-2005, 08:10 AM
a good one deRame!!
anyone can find mate in 4?
There are a number of ways to mate in 5, but after trying for quite some time, I'm quite sure that there's no way you could mate in 4.

taufiq
31-07-2005, 03:39 AM
Bxa6 !?

chiunlin
31-07-2005, 05:31 AM
:!: Darn, I missed that! Next time when I'm stuck I should definitely take out a chess set and scrutinized every possible move instead of just staring at the screen and try to solve it in my head.

taufiq
31-07-2005, 06:02 AM
I've missed this one too.. :(

chiunlin
31-07-2005, 06:43 AM
Before taufiq posts another puzzle, here's a simple puzzle from me
http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/9571/puzlle2zr.png
White to move and mate

As I say, it's a simple puzzle.
Solution:
1 Rc7 Rg8
2 Qf6 H6 or H5
3 QH6+ RH7
4 QxH7++

deRame
31-07-2005, 07:22 AM
Bxa6 !?

i don't understand how Bxa6 solves this puzzle. anyone care to explain to me?

chiunlin, i think Rc7 is the solution for your puzzle, right?

chiunlin
31-07-2005, 09:35 AM
Bxa6 !?

i don't understand how Bxa6 solves this puzzle. anyone care to explain to me?

chiunlin, i think Rc7 is the solution for your puzzle, right?
Think further, what's black's reply after Bxa6?

1. Rc7 Rg8 then? How many moves to mate?

chiunlin
31-07-2005, 09:35 AM
Bxa6 !?

i don't understand how Bxa6 solves this puzzle. anyone care to explain to me?

chiunlin, i think Rc7 is the solution for your puzzle, right?
Think further, what's black's reply after Bxa6?

1. Rc7 Rg8 then? How many moves to mate?

taufiq
31-07-2005, 03:13 PM
I have found a mate in 4..
After Rc7 Rg8, Qf6 keeping the pressure on the rook on g7 and black is forced to move its h pawn.
Is there any other way?

zingkov
01-08-2005, 03:01 AM
Bxa6 !?

spectacular!! no wonder i cracked my mind for more than half an hour also cannot find the solution..

at 1st, i thought itz an easy puzzle, so i opted for moves with check (like 1.Rg3+, 1.Rg1+, 1.Rd2+...), then gradually i realized itz quite a tough puzzle, so i changed to weird moves (like 1.Rg3+, Kh2 2.Bf2.., or 1.Be2, or 1.g6..), and when the frustration grew larger, mostly due to black's 1..Qe6 reply, i went for crazy moves (like 1.Qb8 and 2.f5 idea, or 1.h7 plan..), but all in vain.

so, i decided to go to sleep, (after scolding Taufiq for a second or two, in my mind, haha), coz itz almost 3am already! it ended up that i was fishing (pancing ikan) the whole morning during a Research Methodology short course in KL..

but no regret...!

taufiq
01-08-2005, 12:47 PM
that's why la i terbatuk2 je semalam.. :x

taufiq
03-08-2005, 10:31 AM
I have a new puzzle for you guys!

White to play and win!

http://home.case.edu/~txh62/chess/puzzle/puzzle11.jpg

zingkov
03-08-2005, 06:26 PM
taufiq, how u insert image file here? just copy n paste will not make it, right? how u upload those files?

taufiq
03-08-2005, 07:42 PM
I've put them in my personal univ webspace :)

04-08-2005, 01:39 AM
Try imageshack (http://www.imageshack.us/).

chiunlin
04-08-2005, 04:23 AM
Taufiq, I can't see the puzzle. When I copy paste the image location, this is what I got:

The image ?http://home.cwru.edu/~txh62/chess/puzzle/puzzle11.jpg? cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

taufiq
06-08-2005, 03:56 AM
Can you see it now?
maybe the server was down at that time, but it looks like it's okay right now

deRame
06-08-2005, 06:12 PM
i still couldn't see it :(

taufiq
29-11-2005, 11:01 AM
Time for another simple puzzle after a long time

http://taufiq.us/chess/puzzle13.jpg

(in this case white to move in 1 - which is too easy)
I've forgotten to place a black knight. I think it should be on the g5 square.

White to move and win in 2..

chiunlin
29-11-2005, 01:10 PM
Here's a classic puzzle, "Excelsior" by Sam Loyd
http://www.chess.freegames.eu.com/images/Sam_Loyd_Excelsior.png

taufiq
30-11-2005, 03:35 PM
Assuming white to move,

1. b4 is crucial to stop a Rook-pin in the next few moves.

am I in a good track chiunlin?


p/s: I love Sam Loyd's puzzles..

chiunlin
30-11-2005, 10:43 PM
Assuming white to move,

1. b4 is crucial to stop a Rook-pin in the next few moves.

am I in a good track chiunlin?


p/s: I love Sam Loyd's puzzles..
Sorry, I was in a hurry, and left out some details.

White is to mate in 5 moves.

And yeah, taufiq, you're on the right track.

taufiq
05-12-2005, 03:41 PM
Isn't there anyone who would like to try our puzzle this time?
come come!!

trojan209
05-12-2005, 11:13 PM
since no one want to answer the puzzles, so i volunteer myself.

taufiq's puzzle :
1.Qh7+ Nh7
2.Ng6#

chiunlin's puzzle :
1.b4 Rc5+
2.bxc5 a2
3.c6 bxc6
4.Rf5 any
5.Rf1#

OR

1.b4 Rc5+
2.bxc5 a2
3.c6 Bc7
4.cxb7 any
5.bxa8=B#

taufiq
09-12-2005, 07:45 AM
Nice one Trojan209

I've found this cool move from today's World Chess Cup of Aronian vs. Vallejo Pons. Black has just played Rd2 threatening 1. Qxd2 Qf6+

http://taufiq.us/chess/dec08.jpg

What should White respon?

(don't look for a mate, just a good move)

deRame
11-12-2005, 10:42 PM
Bh7+ ? it looks quite promising to me

ALEX_CCL
13-12-2005, 01:27 PM
White : Rf4...then Qd4 or Qe2, depending on d reply :)

ALEX_CCL
14-12-2005, 10:53 AM
My opinion : Bb3!, later, RG4,later RH4?

Nice one Trojan209

I've found this cool move from today's World Chess Cup of Aronian vs. Vallejo Pons. Black has just played Rd2 threatening 1. Qxd2 Qf6+

http://taufiq.us/chess/dec08.jpg

What should White respon?

(don't look for a mate, just a good move)

taufiq
17-12-2005, 05:50 AM
I think black is still slightly better if Bb3. Bh7+ will make white slightly better.

weibing
18-12-2005, 08:30 AM
1. Qe5 pinning the bishop for 2. Rg4, then and I think the bishop shouldn't move away from the square, unless u are going to for Bh7+ but then, I can't see any continuation.

I considered 1.Qd2 Qf6+ 2. Rd4 cxd4 3.Bh7+ or Bb3, now the file is open for the rook on the c file, but i can't seem to continue the offense.

1.Bb3 i think is okay because then it leaves the black rook on d2 en prise, but it also wouldn't be too good because before long the black rook will run around the second rank, which could prove devastating to white.

another interesting one is 1. Qc5 Qc5 2 Bh7+ Kh7 3. Rc5 , but that doesn't really achieve anything.

deRame
12-02-2006, 12:17 AM
taufiq, what is the answer for ur last puzzle? is Bh7+ the right answer?

btw, post more puzzle lah taufiq. i'm bored right now.

taufiq
13-02-2006, 06:51 AM
yeah.. definitely Bh7+
The game won't end straight away but White will have a better position.
Good thinking people!

DeRame, i'll surely post another puzzle very soon. I've been away from my room for quite a while (went to class/work/meeting/library). I only came back to get some sleep. Maybe we'll get a puzzle tonight =)

taufiq
13-02-2006, 09:57 AM
Let's try this one from today's chessgames puzzle. Sorry I'm lazy enough to open a chess puzzle book today.

Black to play
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3405/picture16pl.jpg

There are a lot of people who missed it (which is weird) although a lot people got it right as well. Give it a try and try to come up with at least 5-6 moves. It's one of the common themes.

deRame
15-02-2006, 02:41 AM
i already tried this puzzle in chessgame.com and sadly i missed it :cry:

just like the usual. i never solve a sunday puzzle.

looks like i still need to learn a lot....

taufiq
15-02-2006, 03:34 AM
I usually missed Sunday puzzle as well. But in this puzzle, black has not much choice. His bishop is not active. His knight is dangerous but has no place to go (except to sacrifice itself). The e-pawn must be pushed forward but is blocked by it's own knight.

Thus the most logical idea is to sacrifice the knight which will enable the pawn to move. Re8-e6-(f6,g6,h6) or Re1-e3-(f3,g3,h3) for white is a well-known theme in menacing the opponents king-side.

lawteoh
03-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Let's try this one from today's chessgames puzzle. Sorry I'm lazy enough to open a chess puzzle book today.

Black to play
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3405/picture16pl.jpg

There are a lot of people who missed it (which is weird) although a lot people got it right as well. Give it a try and try to come up with at least 5-6 moves. It's one of the common themes.

How abt if I play Nxg2... You continue.. Then, I make my move.. Most probably white rook will go to g1.. If he takes the knight, lose in a few moves... Hopefully I am right... lolx

taufiq
09-01-2008, 01:29 AM
i've forgotten about this puzzle already but i agree Nxg2 is the best move. Anyone care to get active with some more puzzles? I can post a few puzzles weekly if there is interest