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 Where is the White King? (Posted on 2005-08-05)
The position below was achieved in a normal chess game, and there are no other pieces left on the board with the exception of the white King. Where is the white King? How was this position achieved?

Black

White

 See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 3.2857 (7 votes)

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 Wrong solution? | Comment 17 of 21 |
In the solution, I looked at the next moves, and saw that, when the black bishop puts the white king in check, the white pawn being moved up to defend, is not at a diagonal to the black pawn, so therefore it can't be in the correct location
(BLACK)
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | bR | | bB <======= | | | | wB | bP | wP | | | || | | |
+----+----+-/-+----+----+-||-+----+----+
| | wK | || | | | bB | | |
+----+----+-||-+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | wP | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | | bK | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
(WHITE)
The arrows show the moves, and as you can see, the black pawn can't attack the white pawn. Am I missing something, or is this correct?
Edited on March 19, 2006, 8:13 am
 Posted by Justin on 2005-10-08 18:12:02
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