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  1. 12 Feb '10 08:49
    White to play and win.

  2. 12 Feb '10 08:57
    Ra7+ Kb8, Ra6?
  3. 12 Feb '10 09:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    Ra7+ Kb8, Ra6?
    and then what after KxN or Kb7 or b1=Q?
  4. 12 Feb '10 09:28
    1. Nb6+ Kb8 2. Rc3! b1=Q 3. Nd7+ Ka8 4. Ra3+ Kb7 5. Rb3+ Qxb3 6. Nc5+


    Very nice puzzle. It took a fair amount of playing around on a real board to get that.
  5. 12 Feb '10 09:34
    yep. The Ra7+ Kb8 Ra6 attempt fails on b1=Q Rb6+ Ka8! (RxQ? stalemate)
  6. 12 Feb '10 10:01
    A good one, there are 3 good looking tries
    First try is a stalemate.



    2nd try nearly works but Black can play 2...Kb8



    And this just fails.



    So solution is as posted by meadows

  7. 12 Feb '10 10:17
    You guys are terrible. Simply Pawn to a8=Q wins.
  8. 12 Feb '10 13:32
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    You guys are terrible. Simply Pawn to a8=Q wins.
    except the square you are looking at is h1, not a1.
  9. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    12 Feb '10 14:03
    Originally posted by zebano
    except the square you are looking at is h1, not a1.
    You'd think that having Donald duck as an avatar you would have a sense of humour :-)
  10. 12 Feb '10 18:50
    Originally posted by peacedog
    You'd think that having Donald duck as an avatar you would have a sense of humour :-)
    thats actually woody woodpecker if im not mistaken 😉
  11. 13 Feb '10 07:51
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    yep. The Ra7+ Kb8 Ra6 attempt fails on b1=Q Rb6+ Ka8! (RxQ? stalemate)
    If this happened to me I would first cry foul, then cry tears
  12. 13 Feb '10 08:40
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    If this happened to me I would first cry foul, then cry tears
    but it would have given you a lesson you would never forget 🙂