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  1. 26 Jan '12 06:06 / 1 edit
    Is this a win, loss or drawn position for White ?

    White to move



  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    26 Jan '12 06:27
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    [b]Is this a win, loss or drawn position for White ?

    White to move



    [fen]7K/8/k1P5/7p/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen][/b]
    It sure is.
  3. 26 Jan '12 06:28 / 3 edits
    nvm
  4. 26 Jan '12 06:34 / 1 edit
    now i think its a loss - black can get a queen white also can but the king would take it..but what would i know.
  5. 26 Jan '12 06:38
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    [b]Is this a win, loss or drawn position for White ?

    White to move



    [fen]7K/8/k1P5/7p/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen][/b]
    A good simple little puzzle.
    drawn. at first glance white seems like he should lose... how to make up the space? The key square is f6.


    Q
  6. 26 Jan '12 06:46
    is black going down??? or are they both going the same way?
  7. 26 Jan '12 06:48
    Originally posted by tim88
    is black going down??? or are they both going the same way?
    In typical puzzle notation, black always goes "down" as you say, and white going "up".
    You are always sat behind the white pieces.

    Q
  8. 26 Jan '12 06:49
    thanks for posting this position; it is a very instructive one.
    I will just add that the author was Richard Reti, a famous chess player and composer from Slovakia
  9. 26 Jan '12 06:51
    Originally posted by splinter111
    thanks for posting this position; it is a very instructive one.
    I will just add that the author was Richard Reti, a famous chess player and composer from Slovakia
    LOL Thats right ! 1921 !
  10. Standard member hempster
    she'll be right mate
    26 Jan '12 06:52
    i would saw drawn

    whites pawn is going to get taken as it is promoted.so white would chase the black pawn and take it;

    game drawn
  11. 26 Jan '12 07:05
    Ahhh the joys Mr. Richard Reti has brought to the game of chess.
  12. 26 Jan '12 07:12 / 1 edit
    I dont know how to do this with a interactive board (pgn) but here is the solution. If anybody knows how too feel free to post it. Or just put it on a actual chess board and work it out at home (I am sure most of us got one near by.)

    1. Kg7... h4
    2.Kf6... h3
    3.Ke6... h2
    4. c7...Kb7
    5. Kd7...and the game is drawn

    Or,

    1.Kg7...Kb6
    2.Kf6...h4
    3.Ke5...h3
    4.Kd6...h2
    5. c7...again with a draw
  13. 26 Jan '12 07:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    In typical puzzle notation, black always goes "down" as you say, and white going "up".
    You are always sat behind the white pieces.

    Q
    thanks Q -
  14. 26 Jan '12 07:32
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    A good simple little puzzle.
    [hidden]drawn. at first glance white seems like he should lose... how to make up the space? The key square is f6.[/hidden]

    Q
    good job ! Its all about the diagonal.
  15. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    26 Jan '12 09:11
    Good one thanks