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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Feb '07 11:19


    White wins.
  2. 18 Feb '07 12:06
    My first thought (unless I am missing something):
    1.Bh7+ Kd4 [1...Kf4 2.Qg3# ; 1...Ke5 2.Qe3+ and 3.Qxe8]. 2.Qb4+ Kd5 [2...Ke~ 3.Qe1+ and 4.Qxe8] 3.Bg8+ Qxg8 [3...Kc6 4.Qa4+ and 5.Qxe8 or 3...Ke5 4.Qe1+ and 5.Qxe8] 4.Qb3+ and 5.Qxg8 + -
  3. 18 Feb '07 13:02
    Your solution is correct.
  4. 18 Feb '07 15:23
    Originally posted by David113
    [fen]4q1B1/8/8/8/4k3/1Q6/7K/8[/fen]

    White wins.
    not strictly true, if black moves first, black can claim a draw either through the 50 move rule or by eventually trading queen for queen
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    18 Feb '07 17:20
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    not strictly true, if black moves first, black can claim a draw either through the 50 move rule or by eventually trading queen for queen
    By convention, "White to move" is assumed unless stated otherwise. Most problem magazines simply state "+-" or "Win".