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  1. 05 Aug '06 01:05
  2. Standard member TEXASmade
    President of Texas
    05 Aug '06 22:38
    Ke2?
  3. 05 Aug '06 23:50 / 1 edit
    Huh, I am not falling for that trap!
  4. Standard member TEXASmade
    President of Texas
    05 Aug '06 23:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    Huh, I am not falling for that trap!
    Fine, the answer is Ke2!!
  5. 06 Aug '06 01:47 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by TEXASmade
    Fine, the answer is Ke2!!
    Actually, it is not. Sorry. :'( It needs to be something more forcing than that.

    Can you do this simpler puzzle. also White to play and win?

    [b]
    [/b]
  6. Standard member TEXASmade
    President of Texas
    06 Aug '06 01:51
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    Actually, it is not. Sorry. :'(

    Can you do this simpler puzzle?

    [b][b][fen]8/ppp4k/8/PPP4K/8/8/8/8[/fen]
    [/b][/b]
    1. b6 axb6
    2. c6! bxc6
    3. a6 and get your queen!!!
  7. 06 Aug '06 01:59
    Originally posted by TEXASmade
    1. b6 axb6
    2. c6! bxc6
    3. a6 and get your queen!!!
    Thats the most easy basic puzzle in any book.

    Yawn
  8. 06 Aug '06 02:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TEXASmade
    1. b6 axb6
    2. c6! bxc6
    3. a6 and get your queen!!!
    Hmm...stupid question, really.
  9. 06 Aug '06 02:02 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Caro Kann
    Thats the most easy basic puzzle in any book.

    Yawn
    Try the first one then, smartarse.
  10. 06 Aug '06 04:19
    are you sure there is a solution?
  11. Standard member TEXASmade
    President of Texas
    06 Aug '06 04:23 / 1 edit
    b5!

    use the same theory as in the 2nd puzzle
  12. 06 Aug '06 06:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TEXASmade
    b5!

    use the same theory as in the 2nd puzzle
    the black king is too close after 1.b5 cxb5!! 2.a5 bxa5! 3.c5 a4 4.c6 Ke7 and black wins. Any other bright ideas?
  13. 06 Aug '06 12:05
    How about first forcing a breakthrough on the kingside to keep black's king tied there and then break on the queenside?
    Would that work?Can't really figure it out on my own and fritz is occupied with analysing Spielmann games so I can't try it out against my silicon enemy atm.
  14. 06 Aug '06 12:11
    Originally posted by Gorgar
    How about first forcing a breakthrough on the kingside to keep black's king tied there and then break on the queenside?
    Would that work?Can't really figure it out on my own and fritz is occupied with analysing Spielmann games so I can't try it out against my silicon enemy atm.
    i didn't work for me, white loses a tempo in the breakthrough and black gets a chance to block off the queenside.
  15. 06 Aug '06 12:14
    Originally posted by aginis
    i didn't work for me, white loses a tempo in the breakthrough and black gets a chance to block off the queenside.
    Hmmm,back to the drawingboard then