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[–] Amadameus [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

White eventually slithered out of this situation and won the game, but he spent maybe 20min trying to figure out this little problem.

Black has a pawn one move away from the back row at A2, protected by the rook at A7. White needs to keep both of his rooks on the back row or Black can get an immediate checkmate on White's penned-in king.

White also has a pawn about to queen on D7, but they're under triple threat by the Black rooks and king.

Probably one of the most satisfying games of chess I'd played in months!

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wow. I started to answer three times and deleted what would have been stupid things to say. It's an interesting puzzle. All I can say is rook-e6 check (king-c7), rook-a1 and then you have a little more freedom. He can take your pawn but he would be trading a rook for a pawn and a knight and his rook on a-7 would still be pinned. I don't see any fast mate.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can't even tell which pieces are which.

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[–] Amadameus [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, sorry about the strange pieces!

Rooks are the columns, knights are easy, both the queens and all four bishops are off the board. Black king is on C6, everything else is a pawn.

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[–] 8496557? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Feel guilty that I have more pieces and got to start.

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[–] ShittyAdvice 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Go get a taco...or maybe some nachos.