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  1. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    30 Mar '06 00:49
    On move in this position white resigned. Mark Dvoretsky asserts that it was a mistake. Why?

  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    30 Mar '06 00:51
    Couldn't these types of things go in Posers and Puzzles? Not complaining it would just be nice to see some more constructive activity going on in there.
  3. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    30 Mar '06 00:54
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Couldn't these types of things go in Posers and Puzzles? Not complaining it would just be nice to see some more constructive activity going on in there.
    On my rare visits there, I don't see chess puzzles, so I post them here. But, they could go there.
  4. 30 Mar '06 01:55
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    On move in this position white resigned. Mark Dvoretsky asserts that it was a mistake. Why?

    [fen]1n6/7K/1P3k2/2pP1P2/7P/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    One of those stalemate ones again. Basic idea:

    1.d6 c4 2.d7 Nxd7 3.b7 c3 4.b8=Q Nxb8 5.h5 c2 6.h6 c1=Q

    Stalemate.
  5. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    30 Mar '06 02:02
    Originally posted by RahimK
    One of those stalemate ones again. Basic idea:

    1.d6 c4 2.d7 Nxd7 3.b7 c3 4.b8=Q Nxb8 5.h5 c2 6.h6 c1=Q

    Stalemate.
    After c1=Q can't white move h8?
  6. 30 Mar '06 02:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    After c1=Q can't white move h8?
    Or Kg8 for that matter!

    Edit: I know the solution is similar to that though.
  7. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    30 Mar '06 02:08
    Originally posted by RahimK
    1.d6 c4 2.d7 Nxd7 3.b7 c3 4.b8=Q Nxb8 5.h5 c2 6.h6 c1=Q
    It appears that 1.d6 loses.
  8. 30 Mar '06 06:58 / 1 edit
    How about:
    1....h5, 2 c4 h6, 3 c3 Kg8, 4 c2 h7, 5 c1Q h8Q=

    * the idea being for black to trade queens and leave white with insufficient material
  9. 30 Mar '06 20:28
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    On move in this position white resigned. Mark Dvoretsky asserts that it was a mistake. Why?

    [fen]1n6/7K/1P3k2/2pP1P2/7P/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    And you reading an endgame book or something similar?
  10. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    30 Mar '06 21:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RahimK
    And you reading an endgame book or something similar?
    I've recently read all the way through Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual after owning it a full year. Now, I am methodically working through all the examples and exercises. It's laborious work: a few pages per day, and lots of practice against Fritz, as well as human opponents. See Game 1937031.

    Then, while I watch television, I ignore the commercials (and some programming) by propping Polgar's mammoth Chess Endgames in my lap.
  11. 31 Mar '06 04:44
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    I've recently read all the way through Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual after owning it a full year. Now, I am methodically working through all the examples and exercises. It's laborious work: a few pages per day, and lots of practice against Fritz, as well as human opponents. See Game 1937031.

    Then, while I watch television, I ignore the commercials (and some programming) by propping Polgar's mammoth Chess Endgames in my lap.
    Intresting. I've read 3 endgame books i think and it seems fine for me right now.

    Winning chess endings, Endgame course and I can't remember the other one. Its on my blog though, my book list.