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olympio 8 ( +1 | -1 )
awesome chess puzzle did anyone read

sodiumattack

's problem on ches problems and puzzles? i love it!
xerox 2 ( +1 | -1 )
yes, interesting puzzle :)
roblear 2 ( +1 | -1 )
very very clever.....
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sodiumattack 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!
nils1981 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Nice puzzle. But I still was confused by "If white wins he dies...unless". What, is the solution philosphical or am I missing something very obvious?
xerox 1 ( +1 | -1 )
Look again... ... and you will see it:):)
gambitnut 3 ( +1 | -1 )
nils1981 The final position is a cross.
lordnguyenvo 10 ( +1 | -1 )
can someone please post the puzzle up or put a link for us to find it?i never heard of it and curious to know.thanks a lot.
gambitnut 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Look in chess problems in "More Options".
lordnguyenvo 1 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks
tonlesu 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.
nils1981 9 ( +1 | -1 )
BTW Garlic works against most chessplayers OTB, so it's a good advice by tonlesu.

Thx gambitnut ;)
furryfunbundle 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks sodiumattack I am so "cross" with myself that I didn't see it more quickly!

Crucifyingly Brilliant.
tonlesu 7 ( +1 | -1 )
vampire Im going with the garlic and the mirrors. How do we know the vampire is not Jewish?
chessnovice 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?
sodiumattack 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.
chessnovice 7 ( +1 | -1 )
... Right. I keep getting confused dangit. Great puzzle.