HMF Playing Chess


#965

@Nazareth Queen H1, Queen takes Pawn D5.


#966

Also incorrect. Remember that black has a move after white and would have time to block it with pawn to E4.


#967

Or Black’s Queen would just take my Queen. Urgh, this is infuriating. I like puzzles, but only when I’m able to solve the bloody things. I need more time to think this over.


#968

Take all the time you need. :slightly_smiling_face:


#969

@Nazareth Queen B7. Queen E7, F7 if Black Rook decides to oppose Queen.


#970

Getting better but still wrong I’m afraid. While your Queen moves to B7, black’s pawn on E5 takes your pawn on D4, creating an escape for the King by the time your Queen gets to E7. Also his Rook is covered by his Queen.


#971

Here’s a small tip - notice that black’s King cannot move anywhere without putting himself in check.


#972

One more hint - The first move you make is indeed with the Queen. If no can get it by tomorrow, I’ll spoil the answer.


#973

I think I see it…

@Nazareth

Move Queen to B6 then King to D7?


#974

No go my friend. The King can’t move closer to the other King because that move puts him in check. Also remember black has a move after white.


#975

@Nazareth Oh, is it

Queen to B7 then queen again to E7?


#976

I know that looks good but black can defend against it by moving his Queen to F8.


#977

Man I’m about to get my actual chess board to set this up lol it’s a bit confusing for me on just my phone lol I need to see the actual moves in front of me haha


#978

@Nazareth does the correct move mean that it is impossible for Black to block it, even if the blocking move would basically be a terrible move in a regular match?


#979

In a way, yes. The move will force an immediate response from Black.


#980

@Nazareth Queen B8, Queen takes Pawn E5?


#981

Nope, Black can defend it by moving his Queen to H1.


#982

Damn can’t remember where I put my chess board lol can’t find it… oh well. Another guess…
@Nazareth

Queen B8 then Queen again to E8


#983

Black defends it with Queen to F8, sorry.


#984

How??? The king would still be in check though???