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# Chess puzzle

Best Answer k-man, 16 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

Spoiler for There is a solution
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### #11 Prime

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Here is a diagram for K-man's solution

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Edited by Prime, 16 January 2013 - 11:27 PM.

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Past prime, actually.

### #12 witzar

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

There is a legal solution, although not realistic in my opinion.

When one has eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
This is what Sherlock Holmes used to say, who was a great master in retrograde chess.

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Raymond M. Smullyan.

Highly recommended.

PS Well done, k-man

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### #13 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

Ultimate Mate

Take all the black pieces except for the King  and all the white pawns out of the board on initial position.

Now play White on regular moves, ask someone lift up the Black King and place it anywhere safe

(e.i. unoccupied or unattacked squares) including its previous position.

Lets see how long will it take for you to capture the flying King..

This has a 9 moves solution but less than 20 will do..

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### #14 Prime

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Ultimate Mate

Take all the black pieces except for the King  and all the white pawns out of the board on initial position.

Now play White on regular moves, ask someone lift up the Black King and place it anywhere safe

(e.i. unoccupied or unattacked squares) including its previous position.

Lets see how long will it take for you to capture the flying King..

This has a 9 moves solution but less than 20 will do..

That's a good puzzle. I suggest, start a new topic for it. This topic has been marked as "solved" on the first page. Some people won't even go to this page and will not see your puzzle.

The wording could be: "From this position White makes regular chess moves. Black King can jump to any unattacked square. Check mate the Black King."

Edited by Prime, 18 January 2013 - 10:14 AM.

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Past prime, actually.

### #15 Prime

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

And, if I understood correctly, Black King is not allowed to capture White pieces.

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Past prime, actually.

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