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  1. 08 May '09 21:49 / 2 edits
    Hi

    Just wanted to see if I have it right and can get it working.

    I've always like this one.

    White to play and win. (it's easy - click on play for solution)

  2. 09 May '09 03:06
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    Just wanted to see if I have it right and can get it working.

    I've always like this one.

    White to play and win. (it's easy - click on play for solution)

    [pgn]
    [Event "Edited game"]
    [Site "-"]
    [Date "2009.05.08"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "-"]
    [Black "-"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [FEN "2K5/p7/k1B5/p7/p7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    1. Kc7 a3 2. Ba4 a2 3. Kc6 a1=Q 4. Bb5[/pgn]
    That was fantastic !!!

    Both the game and the PGN thingy...
  3. 09 May '09 08:03
    Sachodjakin I think.
  4. 09 May '09 19:59
    Hi Heinz,

    Don't know who composed it, It was shown to me years ago.

    This one is meant to be Kasparov's favourite study.
    (to my shame I do not know who composed this one either.)

    It's beautiful, a work of art.

    White to play and win.

    Just press play and enjoy, it's all forced

  5. 09 May '09 20:10
    http://dt.dewia.com/yacpdb/?id=76883

  6. 09 May '09 20:19 / 1 edit
    How are the last few moves forced? The black queen could get white in check (when the white horse threatens it), then the horse would take the queen...
    I have no idea how to do the "ne4" things!
    Hope I'm not wrong!!
  7. 09 May '09 20:24 / 2 edits
    Hmmm. Well the win is forced, just not the moves. I'm an idiot.



    Edit: Or is it?
    Is there a forced win from the check?
  8. 09 May '09 21:20
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    Hmmm. Well the win is forced, just not the moves. I'm an idiot.



    Edit: Or is it?
    Is there a forced win from the check?
    The queen cannot check without being lost.That would prevent the mate,I guess,but it hardly saves the game.
  9. 09 May '09 23:20
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    http://dt.dewia.com/yacpdb/?id=76883

    A good site that - I entered a mate in two from memory
    and it told me within seconds who composed the problem.

    KOVACS Florian Janos

    White to play and mate in 2 moves.
    (yes all those Black pawns are on their 7th rank and about to promote).

  10. 09 May '09 23:58
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    Hmmm. Well the win is forced, just not the moves. I'm an idiot.



    Edit: Or is it?
    Is there a forced win from the check?
    In a Chess study 'White to play and win' means you have to find the
    best moves for Black that do not lose on the spot.

    Going a Queen down is a White win so Black is forced to play the
    best that keep the material even.

    In a Chess Prolem it will stipulate how many moves the mate
    must be given in. The one above is mate in two - no more than two moves.

    Studies can be very beneficial to your game.
    Probelms tend to have very ungame like positions.

    Here is a problem. White to play and mate in 6 moves.

    Don't be put of by the length - set it up and play it out over a board.
    Everyone on this site will be able to solve this one.

    Actually it quite hard NOT to mate in 6 moves.

    It was composed by RÕpke Skakbladet in 1942 (cheers Heinz)

  11. 10 May '09 17:27 / 1 edit
    Oops!

    Ignore this....