Originally posted by greenpawn34Greenpawn, I have a question regarding Karl Kubbel's puzzle. On black's second move, why doesn't black continue pushing the A pawn? Bxd4 covers the A square, but C3 should stop that, right?
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A super study by Karl (Leonid) Kubbel.
A look at Loose Pieces and a trip into the Hall of Horror where White
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Originally posted by Data FlySomehow I got my colors mixed. Was thinking those white pawns were blacks, for some reason. Some sort of color dyslexia?
White simply won't play c3 - he'll just leave the bishop attacking the queening square and then win with his two protected passed pawns at his leisure.
[FEN "3N4/8/K7/3k2B1/3p4/p7/2PP4/8 w - - 0 1"]
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K . . . . . . .
. . . k . . B .
. . . p . . . .
p . . . . . . .
. . P P . . ...[text shortened]... --------------}
1. Nc6 Kxc6 2. Bf6 a2 3. Bxd4 Kd5 4. Ba1 Kc4 5. d4 Kd5 6. Kb6 Kd6 7. c4