I was thinking about making some good chess puzzles and I found an interesting approach .

White to move.


Assuming both players try to checkmate their opponent's kings , who will win the game?

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    Chess is also a boardgame and we welcome these questions here. Apr 20, 2020 at 14:11
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    @DenisS Just because a question is on-topic for another stack doesn't mean that it isn't also valid here. Questions about chess are allowed here too.
    – diego
    Apr 20, 2020 at 14:12
  • My bad, retracted flag
    – DenisS
    Apr 20, 2020 at 14:15
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    If you want to make chess puzzles, a good place to start would be using images of actual chess boards and pieces... that image you had was very difficult to read as a chess board; especially since the squares were not all the same size. You can use this website to easily create your own game states to play around with and show: lichess.org/editor/RR4bk/1B1ppnp1/5PnP/2pN2P1/1b6/2P2pp1/…
    – GendoIkari
    Apr 20, 2020 at 14:18
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    That was a very generous edit, @GendoIkari! Apr 21, 2020 at 18:58

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Assuming white is moving up the board in the position as shown,

1.Rxg8+ Kh7

BTW, the usual notation for Knight is N, not H.

You can also use online tools to make better pictures (and to produce more easily-shareable notation for the board).

For example https://www.365chess.com/analysis_board.php

For instance, your puzzle in FEN is

RR4bk/1B1ppnp1/5PnP/2pN2P1/1b6/2P2pp1/1P1P1p2/7K w - - 0 1

  • ok thanks for the information , and nice that you got the checkmate position
    – Anonymous
    Apr 20, 2020 at 14:04
  • No need to assume. a1 is in the bottom left - white starts at a.
    – Someone
    Apr 23, 2020 at 16:50
  • @HaroldEd See the original unedited post for the ambiguity. Apr 23, 2020 at 16:52

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