Mate in 6

BigDoggProblem
Posers and Puzzles 18 Feb '06 21:00
1. BigDoggProblem
18 Feb '06 21:00
A. Kraemer

White mates in 6
2. 18 Feb '06 21:45
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
A. Kraemer
[fen]q7/n2BNp2/5k1P/1p5P/1p2RP2/1K6/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
White mates in 6
Nice! Black suffers of a tough "zugzwangitis"!
3. 19 Feb '06 06:58
I saw it right away.
4. 19 Feb '06 17:091 edit
Interesting puzzle, though the moves are pretty forced on black's account.
5. BigDoggProblem
19 Feb '06 20:21
Originally posted by ilywrin
Interesting puzzle, though the moves are pretty forced on black's account.
It's really not that hard. But it does have a nice logic to it.
6. 19 Feb '06 21:42
I don't know all that much, ut what about:
1 ... Qxe4

That seems like a good move for black to me:

1. Queen isn't under attack
2. King isn't under attack
3. Knight on a7 guards against 2 Bb5
4. Queen guards against 2 Kb4

Plus, with 2 ... Qxf4 (assuming blacck doesn't play 2 Ng6) black would be up 7pts

He could win with:

1 ... Qxe4
2 Ng6 Qd4
3 h7 Qxf4
4 h8-Q+ Kg5
5 Qa8 Qc4+
6 kb2 Qd4+
7 Kb1 Kh5
8 Qc8 Kxg6
9 Bf5+ Kh6
10 Qe6+ fxe6
(white no longer has the peices to win)
11 Bxe6 b3
12 Bf5 b2
13 Ka2 Qf4
14 Bd3 Qe3
15 Bc2 Qd2
16 Bb1 Qc1
(this would probably go on until a 50-move draw)
7. 19 Feb '06 21:43
Originally posted by webmaren
I don't know all that much, ut what about:
1 ... Qxe4

That seems like a good move for black to me:

1. Queen isn't under attack
2. King isn't under attack
3. Knight on a7 guards against 2 Bb5
4. Queen guards against 2 Kb4

Plus, with 2 ... Qxf4 (assuming blacck doesn't play 2 Ng6) black would be up 7pts

He could win with:

1 ... Qxe4
2 Ng6 ...[text shortened]... a2 Qf4
14 Bd3 Qe3
15 Bc2 Qd2
16 Bb1 Qc1
(this would probably go on until a 50-move draw)
It's white to move first.
8. 25 Feb '06 13:491 edit
I couldn't find it, nor could my computer...

enlighten me masterbrains
9. BigDoggProblem