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  1. 19 Oct '11 19:59 / 1 edit


    White to move and win.
  2. 19 Oct '11 21:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    [fen]6k1/pp4b1/3P3p/6p1/4q3/2p3BP/P5P1/5Q1K w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to move and win.
    OK, I'll get the ball rolling with an idea:




    Edit: Under 1...Qe7 2. Qc4+ Kh7 3. Qd3+ followed by d8
  3. 19 Oct '11 21:30 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    OK, I'll get the ball rolling with an idea:


    [pgn][FEN "6k1/pp4b1/3P3p/6p1/4q3/2p3BP/P5P1/5Q1K w - - 0 1"] 1.d7 Qd4 2.Bd6 Qxd6 {If Qb6 same idea as follows} 3. Qc4 Kh7 {Staying on the 8th rank allows Qc8+} 4. Qe4 {Forcing the king back onto the back rank} Kh8 5. Qe8 Kh7 6 d8=Q [/pgn]

    Edit: Under 1...Qe7 2. Qc4+ Kh7 3. Qd3+ followed by d8
    Correct! SOLV'D

    Except... the first move by black isn't the hardest defense and there seem to be more options. Correct first move by black is 1...Qd5 although I can't seem to find another winning line after your given move...
  4. 20 Oct '11 09:04 / 1 edit
    When pawns get promoted to a queen do they have a sex change? Or are they gender neutral?
    Or are they already women? - maybe all the pieces except the king are women?
  5. 22 Oct '11 15:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    When pawns get promoted to a queen do they have a sex change? Or are they gender neutral?
    Or are they already women? - maybe all the pieces except the king are women?
    Only if played by Anglicans or Lutherans - Roman Catholics can't have female Bishops.

    (Then again, us Calvinists can't have any... but we still put them on the chessboard if we're talking English. And the rook is <gender indeterminable> in English, and neuter in Dutch ("Tower" ) .)

    Richard
  6. 23 Oct '11 08:11 / 1 edit


    black to move and win
  7. 24 Oct '11 16:08
  8. 24 Oct '11 16:29
    SOLV'D