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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 Mar '05 21:47
  2. 02 Mar '05 21:53
    Win.
    1.h4 kc7 2.h5 Kb6! 3.h6 ka5 4.h7 a6 5.h8N!! b6 6.Ng6 fg 7.f7 g5 8.f8Q+ -
  3. 02 Mar '05 22:23
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Win.
    1.h4 kc7 2.h5 Kb6! 3.h6 ka5 4.h7 a6 5.h8N!! b6 6.Ng6 fg 7.f7 g5 8.f8Q+ -
    Good attempt, but Black can play 5. Kb6
  4. 02 Mar '05 22:27
    then 6.Nxf7 surely wins, for 6...Ka5 is met by 7.Nd8 + -
  5. 02 Mar '05 23:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    then 6.Nxf7 surely wins, for 6...Ka5 is met by 7.Nd8 + -
    Quite right, which is why Black doesn't play that!
    But instead plays 6...Kc7, giving the position below:

  6. 04 Mar '05 12:36
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Quite right, which is why Black doesn't play that!
    But instead plays 6...Kc7, giving the position below:

    [fen]8/1pk2N2/p4P2/1p6/1p6/1P6/8/1K6 w[/fen]
    Ah, very well then (I should have seen that )
    7.Ng5! Kd7 8.f7 Ke7 9.Ne6! Kxf7 10.Nd8+ Ke7 11.Nxb7 and wins for 11...Ke6 (d7) is met by 12.Nc5+ and 13.Nxa6 . Hopefully, I've got it this time.
  7. 04 Mar '05 18:33
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Ah, very well then (I should have seen that )
    7.Ng5! Kd7 8.f7 Ke7 9.Ne6! Kxf7 10.Nd8+ Ke7 11.Nxb7 and wins for 11...Ke6 (d7) is met by 12.Nc5+ and 13.Nxa6 . Hopefully, I've got it this time.
    But what is
    10.........Kf6
    11.Nxb7 Ke5
    met by?

    .
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    04 Mar '05 20:08
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    But what is
    10.........Kf6
    11.Nxb7 Ke5
    met by?

    .
    This is why I hate endgame studies...you never know when you're done.
  9. 06 Mar '05 11:42
    I give up .
  10. 06 Mar '05 12:27
    How about

    1.h4 Kc7 2.h5 Kb6 3.h6 Ka5 4.h7 a6 5.h8N Kb6 6.Nxf7 Kc6 7.Nxd8+ Kd7 8.Nxb7 Ke8 (Ke6 9.Nc5+ wins faster) 9.Nc5 a5 10.Nb7 a4 11.Nd6+ Kf8 12.Nxb5 a3 13.Nxa3 bxa3 14.Ka2 Kf7 15.Kxa3 Kxf6 16. Kb4 +/- the white pawn cannot be stopped.
  11. 06 Mar '05 12:58
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Ah, very well then (I should have seen that )
    7.Ng5! Kd7 8.f7 Ke7 9.Ne6! Kxf7 10.Nd8+ Ke7 11.Nxb7 and wins for 11...Ke6 (d7) is met by 12.Nc5+ and 13.Nxa6 . Hopefully, I've got it this time.
    7.Ng5!? (I would prefer 7.Ne5) Kd7 f7 Ke7, and then NOT 9.Ne6?, because then you won't have a win anymore: 9. ...Kxf7 10. Nd8+ Kf6 11. Nxb7 Ke5 12. Kc2 Kd5 13. Kd3 Kc6 14. Nd8+ Kd5 15. Nb7 Kc6 etc

    but: 9.Kc2! a5 10. Kb1 Kf8 11. Kb2 a4 12. Kb1 a3 13. Ne6+! Kxf7 14. Nc5 Ke7 15. Ka2 Kd6 16. Nd3! Kd5 17. Nxb4+ Kc5 18. Kxa3 Kb6 19. Nd5+ etc
  12. 06 Mar '05 13:38
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    How about

    1.h4 Kc7 2.h5 Kb6 3.h6 Ka5 4.h7 a6 5.h8N Kb6 6.Nxf7 Kc6
    Black plays 6....Kc7
  13. 06 Mar '05 15:00
    Originally posted by schakuhr

    but: 9.Kc2! a5 10. Kb1 Kf8 11. Kb2 a4
    White is not forced to play 11.....a4
    He can just shuffle his king between e7 and c8.