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  1. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    25 Nov '12 22:41 / 2 edits

    A study, white to play and win.
  2. 25 Nov '12 22:51 / 7 edits
    Good One
    The simplest positions can have nice hidden tactics.
    If only "white to play and win" would pop up during real games ...

    Edit: I may have spoken too soon!

    The solution I thought about was wrong!

    This position does what I intended:



    1.Rh4!
  3. 25 Nov '12 23:02
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Good One
    The simplest positions can have nice hidden tactics.
    If only "white to play and win" would pop up during real games ...

    Edit: I may have spoken too soon!

    The solution I thought about was wrong!

    This position does what I intended:

    [fen]8/8/8/7r/2R5/3k4/8/R2K4[/fen]

    [hidden]1.Rh4! [/hidden]
    As far as I can tell, the only way to win as white is to assume that you haven't moved a couple of pieces.
  4. 25 Nov '12 23:07
    That totally gives it away. Maybe you should edit or hide that.
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    25 Nov '12 23:12
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Good One
    The simplest positions can have nice hidden tactics.
    If only "white to play and win" would pop up during real games ...

    Edit: I may have spoken too soon!

    The solution I thought about was wrong!

    This position does what I intended:

    [fen]8/8/8/7r/2R5/3k4/8/R2K4[/fen]

    [hidden]1.Rh4! [/hidden]
    Yep, that move draws in the original position simply because black can cover the rook after white plays payback on the mate threat via rook checks and a skewer at the end. 🙂