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  1. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    14 Feb '07 18:59
    White to move

  2. 14 Feb '07 19:00
    imo, Kg8
  3. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    14 Feb '07 19:03
    1. Kg8 g5
    2. Kh7

    And black drops the h pawn.
  4. 14 Feb '07 19:05
    i agree Kg8 wins but black can be annoying for many more moves. toughest one yet!
  5. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    14 Feb '07 19:12
    Originally posted by likeforest
    i agree Kg8 wins but black can be annoying for many more moves. toughest one yet!
    Deeply annoying?

    How so?
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Feb '07 19:14 / 1 edit
    This stretches my mind too much, is this some kind of mental yoga, my brain hurts. I think this puzzle is perversion.
  7. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    14 Feb '07 19:15
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    This stretches my mind too much, is this some kind of mental yoga, my brain hurts. I think this puzzle is perversion.
    Blacks problem is he's totally lost.
  8. 14 Feb '07 19:16
    your line is cleaner, but i was looking at Kg8 g5
    hxg5 Kg6! when black can fight on for a few more moves
  9. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Feb '07 19:18 / 1 edit
    So Kg8 and the poor black king can't take opposition because of his own pawn. So after Kg8 all that black can do is making useless king moves while white is munching his pawns since any pawn move for black puts him in zugzwang? Is that correct?
  10. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Feb '07 19:19 / 1 edit
    Nope, I guess it is not, I am so blind.. Embarassing.
  11. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    14 Feb '07 19:23 / 1 edit
    I didn't fancy giving black the g5 square.

    edit: Kg6 is no good!
  12. 14 Feb '07 19:25
    I recognise this one, its a few moves into a study on the distant opposition in Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual if I remember correctly.