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1.  Bowmann
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29 May '06 22:41

Black, to move, is a Bishop down.

Does he have a chance?
2.  Bowmann
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29 May '06 22:43
3.  Bowmann
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29 May '06 22:44
No. Let someone lower-rated have a go.

Cor blimey!
4. 29 May '06 22:46
Originally posted by Bowmann
No. Let someone lower-rated have a go.

Cor blimey!
what is whites rating?
5.  Bowmann
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29 May '06 22:48
Originally posted by horsey
what is whites rating?
Equal to Black's.

No more clues.
6. 29 May '06 22:50
looks like a draw to me with a perpetual check with the queen
7. 29 May '06 22:53 / 1 edit
Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
Qc4+ leads to a draw from repition
what about if white moves pawn to B3 (unless white is only rated 1100)
8. 29 May '06 22:58 / 1 edit
Originally posted by horsey
what about if white moves pawn to B3 (unless white is only rated 1100)
or will white take the pawn on c2? sorry, had a couple of beers so thinking like a 900
9. 29 May '06 23:13
Yes, then the pawn is taken, Qxc2+ = draw by repitition.
10.  Bowmann
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04 Jun '06 13:28
Solution:

Black draws by 1...Qc4+ when White has two replies.

If White interposes the Pawn by 2. b3, then 2...Qxc2+ which allows perpetual check after 3. Ka1 Qc1+ 4. Ka2 Qc2+ etc.

If, instead, White replies by moving the King to his first rank by 2. Ka1 or b1, 2...Qf1+ then forces White to repeat the position by 3. Ka2 whereupon Black once more checks by 3...Qc4+ and so on.

Game drawn.
11. 04 Jun '06 15:21 / 1 edit
you gotta be kidding us.
12. 04 Jun '06 17:36
Originally posted by Bowmann
[b]Solution:

Black draws by 1...Qc4+ when White has two replies.

If White interposes the Pawn by 2. b3, then 2...Qxc2+ which allows perpetual check after 3. Ka1 Qc1+ 4. Ka2 Qc2+ etc.

If, instead, White replies by moving the King to his first rank by 2. Ka1 or b1, 2...Qf1+ then forces White to repeat the position by 3. Ka2 whereupon Black once more checks by 3...Qc4+ and so on.

Game drawn.[/b]
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13.  Bowmann
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04 Jun '06 18:13
Originally posted by cmsMaster
Are you serious? We know.
You do now.