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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 27 Feb '07 01:49


    White to play and win.
  2. 27 Feb '07 23:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by David113
    [fen]k3K3/7b/8/1pP5/8/1p5B/8/8[/fen]

    White to play and win.
    Well I was so sure that my first answer was correct that I almost forgot the black pawn on b3
    I was going to say king to d7 but....
  3. 27 Feb '07 23:23 / 1 edit
    March the pawn up for a Queen.

    GV
  4. 28 Feb '07 04:27 / 1 edit
    And what if black plays Be4 Bb7, in order to protect the queening square?
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Feb '07 05:14
    Originally posted by David113
    [fen]k3K3/7b/8/1pP5/8/1p5B/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to play and win.
    1. c6 b2
    (1... Be4 2. c7 Bb7 3. Bg2 Ka7 4. Bxb7 b2 (4... Kxb7 5. Kd8 b2 6.
    c8=Q+
    ) 5. Be4)
    2. c7 b1=Q 3. c8=Q+ Ka7 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5. Bg2+ Be4 6. Qh7 looks like a promising continuation.
  6. 28 Feb '07 09:57
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1. c6 b2
    (1... Be4 2. c7 Bb7 3. Bg2 Ka7 4. Bxb7 b2 (4... Kxb7 5. Kd8 b2 6.
    c8=Q+
    ) 5. Be4)
    2. c7 b1=Q 3. c8=Q+ Ka7 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5. Bg2+ Be4 6. Qh7 looks like a promising continuation.[/b]
    That's indeed the solution.
  7. 28 Feb '07 14:38
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    And what if black plays Be4 Bb7, in order to protect the queening square?
    See the posted solution. I was basically too lazy to spell it out like he did since it was too easy.

    GV