Monday, April 20, 2009

Top five answers you don't see in chess puzzle books

White to move....
5. Offer a draw.
4. If you need us to tell you the answer, you should probably not be playing chess.
3. It's all good. Pretty much any move in this position works.
2. Resign. White has no winning chances.
1. Does it really matter? Why don't you put down this book and get some exercise?

10 Comments:

Blogger Farbror the Guru said...

Or "If that is really what you think, then I have got a piece of land for you to buy"

4/20/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Loomis said...

#3 is sometimes trotted out in post-mortems. Once one side has a clearly winning advantage, every patzer in earshot chimes in with a winning line. Sometimes the only way to quiet the masses is to point out that in an some overwhelming positions, everything wins.

4/20/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

#6 "This is not another queen sac..Oh! I see! sorry, you hung your queen again."

4/20/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger katar said...

#6. Claim a draw by 3-fold repetition.

4/20/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Katar: LOL

4/20/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

Black wins on time. You took too long.

4/21/2009 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger CHESSX said...

Game drawn by the 50 move rule

4/22/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Blogger chesstiger said...

"Put up the board and pieces up like in the diagram. Put the board in front of you so you are playing the black pieces. Extend your hand over the board and yell well played as sign you resign."

"Make sure your cellphone rings when it's black's move, that way white will win by forfeit."

4/22/2009 05:38:00 AM  
Blogger Grandpatzer said...

"Which move doesn't matter. In the end, we're all food for worms."

4/22/2009 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger CHESSX said...

Grandpatzer that's deep.

4/23/2009 06:22:00 AM  

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