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  1. Standard member Bowmann
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    29 May '06 22:41



    Black, to move, is a Bishop down.

    Does he have a chance?
  2. Standard member Bowmann
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    29 May '06 22:43
    Oh! Please! Please! I'm rated 1800 and I know the answer! Please can I post it? Please?
  3. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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]
    Are you serious? We know.
  13. Standard member Bowmann
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    04 Jun '06 18:13
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Are you serious? We know.
    You do now.