I have decided to make a little bit of theme for this next chess question. And that theme is foxholes in war. Makes sense to me since chess is a technically a war-themed game.
I have two puzzles for you centralizing around this theme. They are both different.
Assuming that both sides cooperate, find a mate in 29 from this position.
It is white to move first, and black to checkmate white.
- Black only has two pieces left at the end of the puzzle.
- All black pawns promote
- Black is never checked
- The white king gets checkmated on d4
- White pawns do not promote at all
- White pawns never move straight
Construct a 28 move game, with white checkmating black on their last move, ending in this position.
You shall be given this information:
No white rooks, knights, or bishops, along with no black rooks or bishops, can be moved at all.
Only one black knight can move, and it must move exactly twice.
All black pawns make the same move throughout the entire game.
All white pawns make the same move throughout the entire game. Other moves they make are the same as the black pawns, but here we focus on another pawn move they can make. Black does not make this one. (CLARIFICATION: For those who do not understand this, this is about how pawns move. See here if you still don’t understand.)
White pawns must be doubled exactly four times.
You may do one or both puzzles. It is optional.
Good luck! (I know that you can do it Glorfindel, seeing how quickly you answered my last question. No pressure though! )
As usual, please provide a link of your answer’s game using Apronus.
UPDATE: Regarding my wish for you to use Apronus, it seems that I must answer some questions of yours: So I shall.
To make a short story short, I unable to to use to use the Lichess website at home. So thus I use Apronus. Because I am uncertain of what else I can use, I stick to what I can use. Also, it allows for me to double check an answer wouthout having to get away from home (when I’m awake ofc.)
You may use anything you want when solving. But, all I ask is that you COULD use Apronus, please. Use Lichess if you want for your answer, but that only restricts the times I can check it.
I believe that doing this will be more efficient for both me and you. You are allowed to post PGNs however. GIFS are a no-no-they are too hard to analyze.