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  1. 20 Aug '10 07:14
    Simple, but instructive. White to play and win



    Author: G. Zakhodjakin ,1932
  2. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    20 Aug '10 07:37 / 5 edits
    Very good. After Kc7....a3 is forced ( as are all blacks moves ) then Ba4 and the mate becomes obvious despite the Queening of the 'a' file pawn

    skeets

    PS.... tried 5 times to 'hidden' this but it seems it can't be accomplished with the edit feature ??
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    20 Aug '10 09:51
    Originally posted by skeeter

    Very good. After Kc7....a3 is forced ( as are all blacks moves ) then Ba4 and the mate becomes obvious despite the Queening of the 'a' file pawn

    skeets

    PS.... tried 5 times to 'hidden' this but it seems it can't be accomplished with the edit feature ??
    Very good. After Kc7....a3 is forced ( as are all blacks moves ) then Ba4 and the mate becomes obvious despite the Queening of the a file pawn



    'Hidden' no likey apostrophes (and, I think, quotation marks).
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    20 Aug '10 10:35
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [hidden]Very good. After Kc7....a3 is forced ( as are all blacks moves ) then Ba4 and the mate becomes obvious despite the Queening of the [b]a file pawn[/hidden]


    'Hidden' no likey apostrophes (and, I think, quotation marks).[/b]
    Ta heaps GB. That must have been it as I actually had it working OK but then thought I should probably mention to ignore the queening pawn threat and it went south after that. Can't edit it out now but perhaps a kindly mod could delete it so as not to spoil it for others??

    skeeter
  5. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    20 Aug '10 10:39
    Bugger. Just realised that the 'hidey thingy' doesn't work in a 'reply and quote' post so it's pointless. Apols to Meph2 for that.

    skeets
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    20 Aug '10 11:05
    Originally posted by skeeter

    Bugger. Just realised that the 'hidey thingy' doesn't work in a 'reply and quote' post so it's pointless. Apols to Meph2 for that.

    skeets
    Sure it does.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Aug '10 11:44
    nice 4 mover.
  8. 20 Aug '10 11:51 / 1 edit
    Here's another one (to test out the 'hidden' thing, lol):

    Unbelievable that K+2N vs K+N can win, yet so simple to make it happen in this position. White to move



    Puzzle by Johan Nepomuk Berger, 1921

    edit. there are multiple solutions, but all the same idea
  9. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    20 Aug '10 17:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Here's another one (to test out the 'hidden' thing, lol):

    Unbelievable that K+2N vs K+N can win, yet so simple to make it happen in this position. White to move

    [fen]4n1k1/8/3NN1K1/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 0[/fen]

    Puzzle by Johan Nepomuk Berger, 1921

    edit. there are multiple solutions, but all the same idea
    Simple?!

    edit - Ah, following SG's post below I did finally figure it out, great puzzle!
  10. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Aug '10 18:18
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Here's another one (to test out the 'hidden' thing, lol):

    Unbelievable that K+2N vs K+N can win, yet so simple to make it happen in this position. White to move

    [fen]4n1k1/8/3NN1K1/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 0[/fen]

    Puzzle by Johan Nepomuk Berger, 1921

    edit. there are multiple solutions, but all the same idea
    1.Nf7 N-any 2.Nh6+ Kh8 3.Ng5 N-any 4.Ngf7#


    The N is there just to stop black from getting stalemated