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Queen Marchesa to g4

A Magic: the Gathering card called White Queen. It is a 9/9 Token Creature - Noble with Vigilance and "White Queen has deathtouch and first strike as long as it's attacking."

You play White in all puzzles. Players have empty libraries and skip their draw steps. As usual in chess problems, assume that castling is possible unless provable otherwise, i.e., assume that commanders on e1/e8 and Walls on a1/a8/h1/h8 have not yet attacked.


WELCOMET
OTHECHES
SZONEIHO
PEYOURER
EADYTOSO
LVEMYELE
VENCHESS
PROBLEMS

Analysis board

  • You control two Mountains.
  • Your hand contains Ragefire.
  • Your opponent's king on f2 is equipped by Swiftfoot Boots.
  • Mate in 1. Where do you move during the combat phase?

WELCOMET
OTHEMAGI
CTHEGATH
ERINGZON
EASWELLI
HOPEYOUK
NOWALLOF
THERULES

Analysis board

  • You control a Plains.
  • Your hand contains Guard Duty.
  • Your opponent controls 2 Forests and 6 Wastes.
  • Their hand contains Motivated Pony and Serpent's Gift.
  • Play the only legal move. Where do you move during the combat phase?

MYEXTRAC
TIONISPR
ETTYNONC
ONSTRAIN
EDSOWELC
OMEPUZZL
EHUNTERS
TOMYBLOG

Analysis board

  • You control two Islands.
  • Your hand contains Time Walk.
  • Mate in 1 (where the turn count "1" ignores extra turns). Where do you move during the first combat phase?

DONTPANI
CJUSTYET
BOWOFNYL
EAISJUST
SOATTACK
INGCREAT
URESACTU
ALLYKILL

Analysis board

  • You control a Forest, an Island, a Plains, three Wastes, and Bow of Nylea.
  • Your hand contains Arwen Undomiel, Angel's Herald, and Yotian Soldier.
  • Mate in 1. Like in all puzzles here, the solution is unique except for unimportant details (which here means the order you cast your creatures, and whether you cast them before or after combat). We won't ask about your combat phase, of course, since you're forced to play 1. Kb2. Instead we'll ask, where do you have Arwen Undomiel enter the battlefield?

WHEREWER
EGOINGWE
DONTNEED
"STIPULA
TIONS"BU
TTHISISE
XPLOREDT
ERRITORY

Analysis board

  • You control 10 Wastes.
  • Your hand contains two copies of Mindslaver.
  • Mate in 3. Where is the final move to?

FYI,INTH
ECOMBATP
HASEYOUA
TTACKWIT
HACREATU
REPIECE.
TOATTACK
ISTOMOVE

Analysis board

  • Your bishop on e1 is enchanted by Bloodshed Fever.
  • The opponent's king is enchanted by Guard Duty.
  • Mate in 5. Where do you move during the second combat phase?

IFMY1/2G
ETSBLOCK
EDBYANOT
HER1/2WH
ATHAPPEN
S?ALASIT
ISBEYOND
OURSCOPE
WallWallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWall
WallWallWallWallWallWallWall

Analysis board || IMPORTANT: This lichess link replaces nonstandard pieces with black pawns.

  • Your opponent controls a copy of Wall of Wood on every square except h1, b2, a7, and b7.
  • Mate in 7. Where do you move during the final combat phase?

HOWEVERJ
USTFORYO
U,HEADCA
NON:THE1
/2RETURN
SBACKTOI
TSSTARTI
NGSQUARE
Rage Nimbus

Analysis board || IMPORTANT: This lichess link does not include nonstandard pieces.

  • You control Rage Nimbus on c2, as well as four Mountains.
  • Mate in 5. Where must Black move during their fourth combat phase?

YESWARHO
RSESPLUR
ALYOUWIL
LGETTWOL
ETTERSOR
POSSIBLY
ONEORYOU
KNOWZERO
Jerren

Analysis board || IMPORTANT: This lichess link does not include nonstandard pieces.

  • Your opponent's commander is Jerren, Corrupted Bishop on c8.
  • Your opponent controls 2 Mountains and their hand contains Fit of Rage.
  • You control 4 Plains and a Mountain.
  • Your hand contains Fit of Rage as well as 2 copies of Armored Warhorse.
  • Draw. Where do Armored Warhorses enter the battlefield on your first turn?

CANYOUIM
AGINEIFT
HISEXTRA
CTEDTO"N
OWWRITEO
NEFORUS"
ITISAPOS
SIBILITY

Analysis board


CREATURE
TYPESOTH
ERTHANNO
BLEHORSE
SOLDIERE
TCDONTGR
ANTANYCH
ESSMOVES
OmnathArctic Nishoba

Analysis board || IMPORTANT: This lichess link does not include nonstandard pieces.

  • Black Lotus and Show and Tell are in your graveyard.
  • You control Black Market.
  • Black controls Omnath, Locus of Mana on g8; Arctic Nishoba on h8; and a Forest.
  • All mentioned cards started in players' hands, and no other cards were used.
  • Black Market has 0 counters and Arctic Nishoba has 9.
  • Draw. Where do you move during this combat step?