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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Nov '06 20:50


    Nice puzzle. Your objective is to gain a draw with white pieces.
  2. 08 Nov '06 20:59
    I think you have the board upside down.
  3. 08 Nov '06 21:02
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    I think the main line is :
    1 Kc8 Kc6
    2 Kb8 Kb5
    3 Kb7 Kxa5
    4 Kc6
    and white will be in time to keep the black pawn from promoting.
  4. 08 Nov '06 21:03
    Originally posted by Darrie
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    I think the main line is :
    1 Kc8 Kc6
    2 Kb8 Kb5
    3 Kb7 Kxa5
    4 Kc6
    and white will be in time to keep the black pawn from promoting.
    That was fast.
  5. 08 Nov '06 21:08
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    That was fast.
    I'm sorry, its not like white has that many options
  6. 08 Nov '06 21:10
    Originally posted by Darrie
    I'm sorry, its not like white has that many options
    I guess you're right. When I was solving this puzzle, the question was "how would you continue?", so I was trying to find a way to win, so this puzzle took me almost 30 minutes.
  7. 08 Nov '06 21:12
    Originally posted by kbaumen
    I guess you're right. When I was solving this puzzle, the question was "how would you continue?", so I was trying to find a way to win, so this puzzle took me almost 30 minutes.
    That's why I made that first post, I took a quick look and thought white must be winning somehow.
  8. 08 Nov '06 21:22
    Well, i think it is quite obvious you have to fight for a draw, since the black king is within the 'square' (dont know how its called in english) he can stop the white pawn, while white doesnt seem to be able to stop the black pawn since he can move two squares, keeping the white king outside the 'square'.