56 ( +1 | -1 ) The introduction to the puzzle:
"The following chess problem first appeared in the Philippines as a featured article in a private publication more than 20 years ago. The author, who prefers to remain anonymous, adopted it from a 19th century chess puzzle with several modifications. Unlike most puzzles, however, this one has a story to it. What you are about to read is a product of the author's playful imagination. Any similarity to a person, living or dead, is purely coincidental ..."
I think that is one of the most beautiful chess puzzle I have ever seen!
43 ( +1 | -1 ) Well...One could grab the 3 1/2 inch wooden bishop and drive it deep into the heart of the blood-sucking vampire. That's a killer move right.
Or one could try a mirror mate! Get it MIRROR mate!
There is more than one way to skin a vampire.
Of course you could be chomping on some garlic while playing. No vampire is gonna bite your neck while you have a mouth full of garlic.
9 ( +1 | -1 ) BTWGarlic works against most chessplayers OTB, so it's a good advice by tonlesu.
Thx gambitnut ;)
9 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks sodiumattackI am so "cross" with myself that I didn't see it more quickly!
7 ( +1 | -1 ) vampireIm going with the garlic and the mirrors. How do we know the vampire is not Jewish?
24 ( +1 | -1 ) ...Very clever indeed, but if they moved 1. Be3+ Kd3 2. Qxd4+ cxd4 3. Rxc3+ Nxc3 4. Rd2#, there is a black rook hanging around on the lower right part of the cross. Still think Dracula would freak out about it?
12 ( +1 | -1 ) What's missing? After 2. Qxd4+ black can take only with his rook. Pawn is at c3, so can take pieces in b2 and d2, not d4.
7 ( +1 | -1 ) ...Right. I keep getting confused dangit. Great puzzle.