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! πŸ™‚

Composed: V. Ropke, Skakbladet 1942


Internet Chess Club (ICC)


  1. A mate in 6 with no in-between checks. A forced sequence with 0 checks.

  2. Puzzle I think is probably the wrong description, but a very interesting checkmate none the less!

  3. Certainly a funny joke, if you're living among GMs and IMs lol

  4. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ But… that wasnt a "puzzle", I think πŸ˜€

  5. that's neat but it's pretty easy to spot the fact that you only have only moves

  6. LOL, I thought the board was inverted…..

  7. I wanna know how the white king possibly got in that corner!

  8. I think you're missing something, why can't Kh5+, then when the pawn blocks via en passant, KG6#?

  9. Awesome. I'm gonna use this today with my chess club kids!Β  I just started an intermediate group at one of the schools I coach, so they'll at least have some appreciation of the joke.Β 

  10. I was searching for en passants, illegal moves, if the position couldn't have occurred with white to play, underpromotions, everything! lol

  11. Shoulda saved this one for april fools Jerry πŸ˜€

  12. "Perfectly perfect" to quote V. N.Β 

  13. I've seen this in a puzzle book before

  14. Im sure Magnus playing as black would have gotten at least a draw out of this.

  15. jerry you should do a video warzone tournament on chesscube site it's welly fun.

  16. I had 1. Resign…d'oh! Got another one wrong!

  17. Definitely not-funny if you lose on time. Better buy a good mouse or a good pair of hands ;D

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