Originally posted by huntingbearthe position as given would be won for white as he would simply queen his pawn (1. h8q)!
8/7P/8/6Bp/1K6/8/8/1k6 w - - 0 1
White (to move) assumed that if his King went across to capture the last Black Pawn, then Black's King would run to a8. Then White would have a Rook's Pawn and a Bishop on the wrong squares, and the position would obviously be drawn. White offered a draw and Black quickly accepted, but then remarked that White had missed an easy win. Who was right?
Originally posted by BarefootChessPlayerLOL! I did have it reversed. This is what I get for my laziness. I set the position up graphically on Chesspad and then copied as FEN. Unfortunately I had just been planning a move for one of my own games in which I was Black, so the board was still turned the wrong way 😳
the position as given would be won for white as he would simply queen his pawn (1. h8q)!
did you have the board reversed? then it would make more sense.
Originally posted by huntingbearok. now i have something to go on!
LOL! I did have it reversed. This is what I get for my laziness. I set the position up graphically on Chesspad and then copied as FEN. Unfortunately I had just been planning a move for one of my own games in which I was Black, so the board was still turned the wrong way 😳
6k1/8/8/6K1/pB6/8/P7/8 w - - 0 1
Now that's better. By the way, this puzzle was printed in The Sunday Times here in Perth in August 2002.
Originally posted by huntingbearno, a case of "bishop of wrong color" that is winnable with proper play!
Something like what? Playing with the board the wrong way 'round? 🙂
Originally posted by huntingbearit's been a week so i geuss i'll post this one since no one else has tried it:
8/2k2q2/2PpR2p/2P4P/6p1/8/6p1/4B1K1 w - - 0 1 and White draws. Enjoy.
Originally posted by huntingbearthis is winnable only because white can confine the black king to h8 and g8 while he clears the path for his a-pawn!
6k1/8/8/6K1/pB6/8/P7/8 w - - 0 1.
Originally posted by huntingbear1. qa4!
White mates in 2:
4N3/8/Q7/2pkbKn1/8/8/4N3/8 w - - 0 1
The two-mover has a quieter key...
Originally posted by BarefootChessPlayeri.: white sacrifices his pieces to mate with a pawn! 1. f4+, kd5 (moving to f5 loses a rook to 2. nd4+); 2. f5!, bxf5 (what else? black can't afford to lose his bishop.); 3. nf4+, ke5; 4. rd1, c6 (else 5. rd5# ); 5. rd5+!!, cxd5; 6. nd3+!, exd3; 7. f4#(!)
i. white to move and win:
ii. white to move and win:
Originally posted by rahul1471whitecannot win this as it is presented.
My 10 year old son has acquired the computer game called "Majestic Chess." Using only his white king at E1, he is asked to win the game against 4 black pawns and king at respectively C7,D7,F7,G7 and E8. Is this possible? My intuition is the best he can hope for is a stalemate or draw. If I am correct, how would he achieve either one?