A Joke Chess Puzzle

This is a fun little joke of a chess puzzle you can maybe test a friend or two with. Can you solve this chess puzzle? Make sure you’re focused! ๐Ÿ™‚

Composed: V. Ropke, Skakbladet 1942


Internet Chess Club (ICC)


  1. An interesting question would be: what is the longest such puzzle possible.

  2. Uh, you could have promoted to something other than queen…but it was forced I guess :O

  3. Hi chessnetwork you were playing on chess.com 1 minute. I am wondering if you are going to post that in you channel?

  4. I like it kool i cn test on my fiends now.

  5. Give this puzzle to someone who thinks they're bad at chess!

  6. How would this go if it were anti-chess? If Black has the first move, Kxc7 dxc7 are forced, but then what? What if White has the first move? Obvious strategy is to sacrifice the K first move by Kb7 or Kb8, but which is better and then what?ย 


  8. Easy to make, easy to solve. Everything a man likes.

  9. Since in this position each side only has one legal move and Black cannot stop mate in 6, Black is in Zugzwang

  10. Black would win with a1=CN# as Chuck Norris can roundhouse kick any piece on the board.

  11. This was actually a really difficult puzzle. I kept trying to resign, offer a draw, or flip the board, but nothing I did was working

  12. A good friend tried this puzzle on mr.

    His funeral services are this Wednesday…..

  13. There's a mate-in-one puzzle out there somewhere where every possible move by white – and there are many gives the required mate in one. Knights have only one legal move and many piece moves make a discovered attack.

  14. I think you capture the white king as white

  15. Nice. "I can't lose. You can't win. We can't draw".

  16. LOL!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  17. Oh – NEVER use the phrase "very unique". The word "unique" cannot be modified by any adverb and retain its meaning. Something is either unique, or it is not unique. Something cannot be "very one-of-a-kind". ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. great puzzle but why start with the solution before stating the full problem (mate in 6)? D:

  19. What if as white, i just resign b'cuz i'm stupid??!

  20. Every move is not the only move: you can promote to different pieces

  21. I wonder how these guys managed to put themselves in this position!!!

  22. well the computer is doing the best possible move pertaining to the move made and the bishop would have bin eaten by king in a move or 2 im playing on easy levels against the computer and its objective is to give me a YOU LOSE badge when ever possible MATIRAWM

  23. Well, once you know which direction the pawns go. It's not obvious.

  24. First mate in 6 that I was able to solve. I have indeed levelled up.

  25. What if this position occurs in a blitz tournament game and whites flag falls at that moment in exact initial position. How shall director rule ?

  26. The trick is to under promote to a knight

  27. "You can burst your friends' bubbles when they solve it"

    They wouldn't

  28. -Bobby Fischer got draw as black
    -Magnus Carlsen won as black
    -Chuck Norris mated black and white at the same time

  29. I think it would be more interesting if there was a longer one-way path that ended in a draw actually, because everything gets deadlocked.

  30. This is not puzzle because There is only one option

  31. I screwed up and got checkmated by black when I tried it

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