Originally posted by greenpawn34I would try
Was at the Edinburgh Club swapping tricks, traps and opening ideas
with some of Scotland's elite.
This popped up which I managed to get.
White to play and draw. (don't know who composed it.)
[fen]1kB2B1R/1P5p/8/8/8/3q2p1/5bP1/7K w - - 0 1[/fen]
Don't just post the key move [hidden]. Anybody can do that.
I want to see the workings in action.
...[text shortened]... lease use the PGN thingy to show the two critical lines.
Use two PGN's, no comments needed.
Originally posted by SwissGambitExcellent!
Woohoo, I beat a 2200 player.
Originally posted by SmittyTimeIn a fast game you may be able to beat me OTB. But at regular tournment time controls of 40/2, SD/1, d/5 that they used in the most recent World Open in July for the section that I would have played in, I doubt it.
Even I had the first 3 moves worked out.
My rating is almost 1000 pionts less than RJ, but I bet I could beat him OTB.
Originally posted by RJHindsThere's only one way to find out. Where do you live? Lets meet up and play.
In a fast game you may be able to beat me OTB. But at regular tournment time controls of 40/2, SD/1, d/5 that they used in the most recent World Open in July for the section that I would have played in, I doubt it.
Originally posted by greenpawn34
It was a fairly easy one as far as some studies go.
Some are incredibly difficult, the above one looked solvable so it tempted you in.
Here is a mate in two from a manuscript dated around 1300.
(there is no trick in the date. The Rook, Knight and King all moved then
as they do today - Only the Queen, Bishop and pawns underwent a
movement change i ke this in stalls betting you could
not find the solution.) then it would have had it's uses.