Originally posted by greenpawn34It is hard for me to imagine a position like this coming up in a real game.
I was solving some puzzles from actual games a few days ago.
This idea cropped up as four mover.
I've added and removed pieces to jazz it up as a potential puzzle.
By fluke. It only has one solution. White to play and Mate in 9.
(don't be put off, it's easy and unlike SG I give clues.)
[fen]5rnk/4r1b1/4p2p/3pq3/7N/8/8/1B4K1 w - - 0 1[/fen] ...[text shortened]... er the final mating square in the right order.
The other clue is in the title of the thread.
Originally posted by C J HorseI like chess puzzles too, but I want practical puzzles that will help me in a real game. I am not sure solving this will be of any practical benefit. I could be wrong, since I am just a patzer club player.
To quote GP's original post:
"I've added and removed pieces to jazz it up as a potential puzzle. "
So it didn't come up in a real game.
Originally posted by RJHindsIf this thread has material that isn't what you want, and you see no practical benefit, why do you torture the forum by posting in it?
I like chess puzzles too, but I want practical puzzles that will help me in a real game. I am not sure solving this will be of any practical benefit. I could be wrong, since I am just a patzer club player.
Originally posted by Roper300I have been studying endings with my "real world" friend Ocean64.
In chess , pattern recognition is important.
The practical benefit of this study is the pattern.
The position can't occur in a real game but the specific pattern has occured thousand times.
Originally posted by Paul LeggettI had a B+N vs K ending recently OTB, one of the most fun endgames I've had in a long time. I suspect I might have gone over 50 moves, but we were playing on a floating board in a hotpot so were not exactly keeping score
I have been studying endings with my "real world" friend Ocean64.
For the longest time I thought it was a waste of time to study bishop and knight vs king, because it hardly ever occurs, and I've never had it myself.
However, after grudgingly spending time on it, I have come to appreciate how learning it- and really [i]going through the process ...[text shortened]... eased my appreciation for all forms of analytical chess puzzles or tests, real or contrived.