Originally posted by crazyblue1.d8B! Rxd8
white to move. mate in 5.
[fen]6bk/PPPP1R1p/3rp2N/4p3/4P3/4K3/3rP3/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
1.R~d3+ 2.ed Rxd3+ 3.Kxd3 Bxf7 4.Bf6#2.cxd8B! Rxd8 3.b8B! Rxb8 4.axb8B! Bxf7 5.Bxe5#
Originally posted by crazyblue1.Rh1! and black is in zugzwang. White threatens mate on d6 or c6 with the queen if black plays a knight move. But after a bishop move (Bd7 or Be8) then 2.Qb1 and 3.Qb4# do the job. Except when black plays 2. ... Bb5 (back to the original square) then 3.Qg1# does it. That is why only Rh1 works.
Is it too difficult? Here's a hint: White will move queen twice and a rook once (not necessarily in that order)
Originally posted by twilight20071.Be7 f1Q 2.Bf6 threat gh8 2...Qxf6 3.gxh8Q+! [not 3.exf6 stalemate] 3...Qxh8 4.d4! zz 4...Qg7 5.hxg7 h5 6.e6! The K has to move in any case, so this pawn is the right one to push 6...h4 7.e7 h3 8.Kd7 h2 9.e8Q+ and Black has come out one tempo too slow.
[fen]4KBkr/6Pp/7P/4P3/8/3P4/5p2/8 w f2 0 1[/fen]
I got this one from a friend. Reach a theoretically won position or zugzwang.