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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '07 00:50
    White to play and win
  2. Standard member EAPOE
    Earl of Rochester
    07 Jul '07 00:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    White to play and win
    [fen]8/3PP3/8/P6p/b6p/6kP/2P2p2/5B1K[/fen]
    e8

    game over
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    07 Jul '07 01:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EAPOE
    e8

    game over
    For black?

  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    07 Jul '07 01:14 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    White to play and win
    [fen]8/3PP3/8/P6p/b6p/6kP/2P2p2/5B1K[/fen]
    Bg2?

    That won't do...

    d8=Night?
  5. Standard member EAPOE
    Earl of Rochester
    07 Jul '07 01:18
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    For black?

    [fen]4Q3/3P4/8/P6p/7p/6kP/2P2pb1/7K w - - 0 3[/fen]
    I said e8 not d8. Black bishop cannot move to c6 because taken by white pawn on d7. The position is not playable for black.
  6. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '07 01:22
    Originally posted by EAPOE
    e8

    game over
    ...Bc6#
  7. Standard member EAPOE
    Earl of Rochester
    07 Jul '07 01:23
    Ah yes you r right . . . .
  8. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '07 01:28
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Bg2?

    That won't do...

    d8=Night?
    Thats the first part.
  9. Standard member EAPOE
    Earl of Rochester
    07 Jul '07 01:33
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Thats the first part.
    Ah yes I see it now after Bg2 it all depends on how white advances the pawns to get a queen
  10. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    07 Jul '07 06:55
    Originally posted by EAPOE
    I said e8 not d8. Black bishop cannot move to c6 because taken by white pawn on d7. The position is not playable for black.
    I had edited my fen almost instantly, and you are quoting a fen with a Queen on e8 (look)

    You have a pawn killing backwards?

    I see there is more to this puzzle than meets the eye, eh?

    P-
  11. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    07 Jul '07 06:58
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Thats the first part.
    Isn't the pawn on a enough? I'm not seeing a killer stroke for black from here.

    P-
  12. 07 Jul '07 07:10
    d8=N! Bxc2 e8=R!
  13. 07 Jul '07 07:21
    Looks like triple underpromotion: 1.d8N Be8 [1...Bxc2 2.e8R! and wins (but not 2.e8Q Be4+ 3.Qxe4 stalemate)] 2. a6 [2.Bd3? Bg6! and Black wins] 2...Bg6 3.e8R! Bxe8 4. a7 Bg6! 5. a8B!! and wins.
  14. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '07 21:49
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Looks like triple underpromotion: 1.d8N Be8 [1...Bxc2 2.e8R! and wins (but not 2.e8Q Be4+ 3.Qxe4 stalemate)] 2. a6 [2.Bd3? Bg6! and Black wins] 2...Bg6 3.e8R! Bxe8 4. a7 Bg6! 5. a8B!! and wins.
    100% correct!
  15. Standard member MIODude
    me, not you
    07 Jul '07 22:33 / 1 edit
    Why can't black just counter though with Bb3 ? If White promotes pawn to Q, its still mate.

    edit: nvm - missed the pawn on c2