Originally posted by TinbumBefore you give up, read Thread 44679.
I'm going to give up and claim its impossible to guarantee a win from that situation. Please message me and tell me otherwise.
Originally posted by crazyblueYes, I went through it rather hastily, not considering 2...Qg7. Ironically, I thought of both 2. Qg8 and 2. Qf8 prior to Qe8 but then somehow confused myself into thinking those wouldn't work. That certainly appears to be the correct answer--good job.
edit: Your idea was correct, carpenoctem, except I think 2... Qg7 is the reason why White can't play Qe8 right away.
Originally posted by olddogDon't forget stalemate, when Kingies have nowhere to go.
by advancing to queen, black can only move kingy to corner, else advance pawn to queen and lose her immediately. I think an advanced player would retire wounded having fought on to miss by that one elusive step - so near yet so far. Some could/would play to the bitter end....