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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 10 Jul '12 08:04
    White played 36.f3.
    Is Draw possible for Black??

    [Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2012.03.27"]
    [White "jtaherianpour"] [Black "jcmessy"]
    [WhiteRating "2079"] [BlackRating "1965"]
    [Result "?"]

    Game 9172825

    Jcmessy (User 658847)
    "Rookies Chess Club" (Club 317)
  2. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    10 Jul '12 17:32
    Obviously, since that's how the game ended

    I don't understand why white didn't fork your bishop and king on move 45 instead of accepting a draw though.
  3. 10 Jul '12 19:20 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    Obviously, since that's how the game ended

    I don't understand why white didn't fork your bishop and king on move 45 instead of accepting a draw though.
    Because that would be a dead draw.

    Wrong coloured bishop.

    To the OP I believe the correct question would be, "Is a win possible for white?"

    I would say yes if we go back to whites 28th move.

    White played 28.Rxd5? which led to a drawish opposite coloured bishops ending.
    White should, instead, play 28.Rb5! when the rook is now on a safe light colour square and the pawn is dropping with 29.Bxd5. This gives much more chances for white to win.
  4. 10 Jul '12 23:20 / 2 edits
    [Event "Challenge"; Site: http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date: March 31, 2012]
    [White "jtaherianpour"] [Black "jcmessy"]
    [WhiteRating "2079"] [BlackRating "1965"]
    [WhiteElo "2079"] [BlackElo "1965"]
    [Result "?"]
    Here's the Position you're requesting...
    and you are right, Sir...__Jcmessy

    Game 9172825 Position after 28.Rxd5

    Posted by: Jcmessy (User 658847)

    Below is the Completed Game of it..

    [Event "Challenge" Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.03.27" Date Ended "2012.03.31"]
    [White "jtaherianpour" "Black "jcmessy"]
    [WhiteRating "2079"] [BlackRating "1965"]

    (Game 9172825)
    Posted by: Jcmessy (User 658847)
    "Rookies Chess Club" (Club 317)