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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 Mar '05 22:34 / 1 edit
  2. 03 Mar '05 11:55
    A Tie.
  3. 03 Mar '05 12:06
    Originally posted by yevgenip
    A Tie.
    Bow-tie?
  4. 03 Mar '05 12:45
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    [fen]8/8/8/8/8/2K4B/5k1P/8 w[/fen]
    An exceptional position where white can win despite the wrong coloured bishop (not supporting the promotion field).

    1.Bd7 Ke3 (if Kf3 then 2.Kd4 Kf4 3.h4 and the black king has to go back giving free way to the pawn) 2.h4 Ke4 (if Kf4 then Kd4 and again the king has to step back and let the pawn promote) 3.h5 Ke5 4.h6 Kf6 5.Be8! and the king has no access to the seventh rank and has to get out of the quadrant. The pawn promotes freely. +/-.
  5. 03 Mar '05 13:08
    How about this one. White plays and wins

  6. 04 Mar '05 11:37 / 1 edit
    well of the top of my head:
    1.c6 b2 2.c7 b1Q 3.c8Q+ Ka7 4.Qc7+ Ka8 /4...Ka6 5.Bc8#/ 5. Bg2+ Be4 6.Qh7!! + -
    Ah,yes one more variation:
    1...Bg6+ 2.Kd8 b2 3.c7 b1Q 4.c8Q+ Ka7 5.Qc7+ Ka8 /5...Ka6 6.Bc8#/
    6.Bg2+ Be4 7.Kc8 and 8.Qb8#
  7. 04 Mar '05 12:00
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    well of the top of my head:
    1.c6 b2 2.c7 b1Q 3.c8Q+ Ka7 4.Qc7+ Ka8 /4...Ka6 5.Bc8#/ 5. Bg2+ Be4 6.Qh7!! + -
    Ah,yes one more variation:
    1...Bg6+ 2.Kd8 b2 3.c7 b1Q 4.c8Q+ Ka7 5.Qc7+ Ka8 /5...Ka6 6.Bc8#/
    6.Bg2+ Be4 7.Kc8 and 8.Qb8#
    Yes! I chose this one for the artistic beauty of the cross-pinning. It is a study by Troitzki.
  8. 04 Mar '05 12:22
    Yes it is a beautiful ending. Ah, here is another beautiful study (it is rather short but difficult to find)

    White to play and win.