Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    11 Oct '07 18:44
    A nice stalemate study. Do you know who is the author?
  3. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    13 Oct '07 19:21
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    A nice stalemate study. Do you know who is the author?
    nope
  4. not quite sure.help!
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    13 Oct '07 19:341 edit
    would you not just take the f pawn an move it to attack the knight?
  5. Los Angeles
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    15 Oct '07 18:33
    Originally posted by tournymangr
    would you not just take the f pawn an move it to attack the knight?
    I agree with you...I mean, that's all I see too.
  6. hirsute rooster
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    15 Oct '07 20:01
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    [fen]2k5/2P4K/1P3p2/6p1/6n1/8/5P2/8 w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]
    1. Kg6 Nxf2
    2. Kxf6 g4
    3. Ke7 g3
    4. b7+ KxB7
    5. Kd7 g2
    6. c8=Q+.

    The black King is stuck, and the black pawn is too far from promotion - I don't see a win for black here.
  7. hirsute rooster
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    15 Oct '07 20:31
    on second thoughts - b7+ is wrong.
    Leaving white screwed.

    I'm going back to my beer.
    Cheers.
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    17 Oct '07 20:43
    white draws by marching king to d6, then b6 then Kd7, then promotion, both black and white come out with queens with fastest play from black
    1. Kg6 Nxf2
    2. Kxf6 g4
    3. Ke6 g3
    4. Kd6 g2
    5. b7+ Kxb7
    6. Kd7 g1=Q
    7. c8=Q with a book draw K+Q+N vs. K+Q
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    18 Oct '07 03:19
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    white draws by marching king to d6, then b6 then Kd7, then promotion, both black and white come out with queens with fastest play from black
    1. Kg6 Nxf2
    2. Kxf6 g4
    3. Ke6 g3
    4. Kd6 g2
    5. b7+ Kxb7
    6. Kd7 g1=Q
    7. c8=Q with a book draw K+Q+N vs. K+Q
    Alas this will not work:
    1.Kg6? Nxf2 2.Kxf6 g4 3.Ke6 g3 4.Kd6 Nd3! 5. b7+ Kxb7 6.Kd7 Nc5+ 7.Kd8 Ne6+ and Black wins.
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    19 Oct '07 14:49
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    A nice stalemate study. Do you know who is the author?
    It's from "1234 Modern Endgame Studies" by Harold Lommer.

    You can find it online here:
    http://www.users.on.net/~farnik/wikicgi/wiki.pl?ModernEndGame
    (this one is number 99)

    This link gives the first move for White, but the full solution is well worth working out for yourself. As ilywrin stated, it involves a stalemate.
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