Questions tagged [chess]

A puzzle related to chess, a two-player board game with white and black pieces of varying ranks.

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Forbidden Love: A tale of two kingdoms

Once upon a time there were two kingdoms (bluex and pinksus) separated by a wall of eternal war. The kings of these two kingdoms each had one son and one daughter. Their children sought to end the war ...
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Around The World

It's White to move and win against Black. Black plays optimally. Have fun! Oleg Pervakov and Karen Sumbatian, Shakmaty v SSSR 1990 P.S.-To me, it’s crazy that the title hasn’t been taken yet! Hint:
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One vs many. Can white force a draw?

On an infinite chessboard there's a single white king and N black kings. The nearest black king must be K moves away from the white king. Given N, white dictates the value of (finite) K, then black ...
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Selfmate In How Few? #3-Unknown Limits

I dug up the below old position when going through a Google Docs document today. I know that it's supposed to be a somewhat winding, clearly dualed, selfmate. To be honest, I genuinely don't know the ...
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Selfmate In How Few? #2-Taking Flight

After my first one was solved so quickly, it's time for the next meal! It's another one that I created for the same mentioned site. Warning: this is a fairly long one, even with its simple strategy! ...
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The Knight's Trial

You've most likely heard of the eight queens puzzle, right? Where you have to place n chess queens on an n * n board so that no queens attack each other (boy, those must be some very angry monarchs!)? ...