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Checkmate on 4th Move


Best Answer normdeplume, 06 August 2008 - 05:18 PM

Spoiler for I think I have it!
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#1 Prime

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:37 AM

You don't have to be a chess player to solve this one. But you have to know the rules of chess.
From starting position White moved 1) pawn f3, 2) King f2, 3) King g3, and 4) King h4.
Find the moves for Black so that they checkmate White King on their 4th move.
All moves must be legal.

chesscoopmate.jpg

I gave this puzzle to many a chess master, and they all had very hard time solving it.

Edited by Prime, 06 August 2008 - 06:39 AM.

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Past prime, actually.


#2 Lost in space

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

Unless I'm mistaken - you broke the rules - white has moved four times, black none ???
I guess knowing them and breaking them is two different things

Edited by Lost in space, 06 August 2008 - 07:57 AM.

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#3 Prime

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:16 AM

Unless I'm mistaken - you broke the rules - white has moved four times, black none ???
I guess knowing them and breaking them is two different things

Not at all. Black made their move after each White's move. Your task is to find those moves.

White Black
1. f3 -- ?
2. Kf2 -- ?
3. Kg3 -- ?
4. Kh4 -- ? checkmate

Replace question marks with the moves for Black.

Edited by Prime, 06 August 2008 - 08:23 AM.

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Past prime, actually.


#4 Gambit

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:28 AM

Spoiler for maybe...

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:14 AM

Spoiler for maybe...

nope. sorry thats very wrong.
i'll try again later.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:48 AM

Spoiler for Think I got it this time...

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:01 PM

Spoiler for Think I got it this time...

I thought about that as well, however ...
Spoiler for what about

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

I thought about that as well, however ...

Spoiler for what about

Sorry Rookie, I dont fully understand?
Did you mean move Pawn g5 instead of moving Qf4?
If you did then the king will be able to avoid Checkmate by moving Kh5
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:24 PM

Sorry Rookie, I dont fully understand?
Did you mean move Pawn g5 instead of moving Qf4?
If you did then the king will be able to avoid Checkmate by moving Kh5

I mean that the white g-pawn can get in the way ... see the picture below
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:11 PM

Spoiler for This works (Strange game Though)

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