29 Apr '05 21:48>
Position after White's 25th move. How did the game go?
Originally posted by ilywrinnice work!
So here we go with the strange travel of the white king:
1.Nf3! a5 2.Nd4 a4 3.Nb3 axb3 4.Nc3 bxc2 5.Ne4 cxdN 6.Ng5 Ne3 7.Nxh7 Nxf1 8.Ng5 Rh5 9.Nh7! Rha5 10.Kd1 e5 11.Kc2 Bb4 12.Kd3 d6 13.Ke4 Nd7 14.Kf5 Ndf6+ 15.Kg5! Kd7 16.Rb1 Ne8 17.Kg4! Kc6+ 18.Kf3 Kb5 19.Ke4 Ka4 20.Kd3 b5 21.Kc2 Bf5+ 22.Kd1 Bxb1 23.Ke1 f5 24.Nf6 gxf6 25.b3#
The difficult part is to ...[text shortened]... ieved by the White king's pseudo-triangular maneuver... A nice puzzle 🙂
Edited: several typos
Originally posted by Mephisto2e3 is guarded by bNf1, so the white King can't use it.
My initial attempts failed because I used the wrong knights to go for h7 resp. be captured by the a-pawn.
I understand the tempo issue, and the fact that only the king could do it, but isn't it enough to go to e4 and then make the triangle via e3 and back to d3? All remaining even number of waiste moves can be made by the rook (Rg1-Rh1). Or what am I missing?