How Is This Mate In 1? ♖ Tough Chess LOGIC Puzzle ♖ Chess Logic Puzzle

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FEN – rk2K3/NPR5/8/8/1Q6/8/8/8 b – – 0 1

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  1. "The trick is, I never told you whose turn it was." Doesn't matter, neither player has a mate-in-1 per how such puzzles are normally presented. If white makes any pawn promotion with discovered check, black takes the newly promoted piece. If check with the rook, black takes the knight. If check with the knight, black takes the rook. If it's black to move, the only legal moves that deliver check are for the king to take the rook or the night, and in either case white can either block with the other one or simply take the rook with the pawn. Really dumb video to ask people to find a mate-in-one when there isn't any, because the nature of mate-in-one puzzles have players figuring out just one move for the side that wins, not that and a move for the losing side beforehand. Mate-in-x puzzles simply are never presented that way. The closest thing to any puzzle is to figure out how the position happened in the first place. Black would have either had to have moved their king from where the knight currently is, which beforehand was on b5, or the rook could have been anywhere on the A file, again with white's knight moving from b5.

  2. LOL 😅, not every puzzle begins with your turn and not every pawn u promote needs to be a Queen

    This must have been planned by white to humiliate his/her opponent

  3. Queen capture gives mate. Why do you reject a queen move?

  4. So you lied to us about mate in one? Whatever im removong the channel from my reccomendations for the express reasoning that using a lie to bolster views is stupid and about as well intentioned as clickbaiting with booba back in 2010.

  5. Black to move, very nice trick.

  6. Me: giving you a starting position and tell you to solve mate in one.
    You: How?
    Me: I never told you that’s the final position before the mate.

  7. Saying this before watching the video. I can't see mate in 1 right now, but I can certainly see mate in 2. First turn, move rook to C8. This places the king in check, and forces him to take the Knight in A7, because taking the pawn puts him in check with the Queen, and taking the Rook puts him in check with the Pawn, while going to C7 keeps him in check with the Rook. This then opens up the Rook to take the opposing Rook in A8, giving us mate. The king cannot move to A6 or B8, because he's still in check with the Rook. He cannot take the Pawn or move to B6, because that puts him in check with the Queen, and he cannot take the Rook, because that puts him in check with the Pawn. Conversely, you could also take the Rook with the Pawn and make it a Rook, and this also leads to mate, as the original Rook also protects the Pawn turned Rook, and the other moves are still covered by the Queen.

    EDIT: After watching the video, this isn't a mate in 1, this is watching your opponent put themselves into a mate in 1 position. A mate in 1 is where YOU make a move to put the opponent into a checkmate. Also, I would definitely consider the Pawn takes Rook and turns Queen 'stalemate' not to be a stalemate. A stalemate is a scenario where the game just goes on indefinitely, like the two kings scenario. But if you leave your opponent without a single move to make, you still win because they are forced to forfeit, as they cannot make any legal moves. So I consider that a mate without check.

  8. clicks do not recommend channel

    Learn what a puzzle is before discussing one.

  9. How about pawn promotes to knight? It is after all a study so no play history here.

  10. Okay, but where's the mate in 1? Black certainly can't mate white in 1 from that position. That's a mate in 1 move each.

  11. Did you solve the problem on the video? I skipped ahead to the end to see if you showed the solution I came up with which is for the black king to take the night and advance the pawn converting to a knight, check mate from Rook

  12. There are many comments below which more expertly describe that it's not the conventional way of saying "Mate in one"… I however did like the puzzle in that it showed me not to necessarily promote to Queen. Thank you.

  13. Take the rook with the pawn and underpromote your pawn to a knight.

    *not so simple. There are some shenanigans going on here.

  14. You asked to think outside the box and my mind went to Bc9#. The bishop delivers the check, protected by the rook and guards the knight.

    How much more "outside the box" can you possibly get?

  15. guys, even if it was whites turn it would still be mate in 1, you can capture the rook and promote to a knight. Its mate because of a discovered check

  16. He didn't say, but I'm assuming it's white move? White pawn takes black rook on a8, and then pawn promotes itself to knight ? The black king is in discovered check with the white queen, and all other squares to move are protected. I have not looked ahead, I paused the video where it asked to solve the chess puzzle.

  17. It's a trick question, with a visual hint. The board on the teaser screen shows the WQ has just moved to b4, so it's black to move and then white will have mate in one.

  18. 4:25 If the K had moved from c8, which is triple check, how can this be?

  19. I think the only way this twist would work is if somehow whites next move is checkmate no matter what

  20. To anyone nitpicking that it's 2 moves not 1: it is in fact 2 ply and 1 move. Mate in x only counts the moves by the winner, not the plys (half-moves)

  21. White can win by going first. You have really think outside of youtube puzzles, but put yourself in a real game. I'm sure it has happened in real games hundreds of times. I'm not trying to trick anyone, and it only takes a little time to figure this out.

  22. Def not gonna sub to this channel after that dirty trick.

  23. creator is making money by fooling the viewers…… obviously this guy doesn't know chess

  24. Why should we assume its blacks turn. Not rverybody is professional in chess and I think situation like this could only happen in chess below 500 elo. Black could have had a queen for example on g7. Couldn't see there is queen that guards the pawn on b7 and decided to take it. But misklicked and the queen stopped on c7. And then white had the rook for example on c5 and took the queen. So here, no checks, no mates, just poor desitions and we somehow rnd in that situation(which I'm sure is impossible even around 1500 elo).

  25. Interesting, but that's not "mate in one" as many have pointed out.

  26. It's always white to move unless the puzzle says otherwise. Also, the puzzle says 'mate in one' not 'get mated in one'

  27. Thanks for wasting everyone's time, kid. Better hope your momma doesn't throw you out of her house.

  28. This is like when nemo's dad tells his joke and it gets worse with each single sentence

  29. Not a good puzzle if you have to rely on straight-up lying about the puzzle. This is not a mate-in-one puzzle and you never mentioned that deducing who's turn it is was part of the puzzle. It's assumed that a mate-in-one mean a checkmate in one MOVE, not 1 TURN!

  30. I'd like my five minutes back please.

  31. Я решил за минуту, как только прочитал, что ход черных

  32. So we are playing semantics game now. I thought it was supposed to be chess. Apologies.

  33. Everyone is spamming about definitions when in reality it's just click bait that has worked on them

  34. Great explanation. Flipping the player to move when there's no legal retraction is kind of the "official chess joke". It appears as Article 15 of the Problem Codex. This is one of the best of 100s of instances of this funny idea. But I would really appreciate, Frank, if you can highlight the composer's name right up front in your screen: you have plenty of space to left or right of the board. There is no IP associated with chess problems, but it's part of the problem culture to always give the composer's name when quoting a problem. This also gives a sense of history which is part of the aesthetic. Please. In this case it's Walter Freiherr von Holzhausen (Akademisches Monatsheft für Schach 1901).

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