Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
    02 Oct '07
    Moves
    5330
    09 Oct '07 21:03
    White to play and draw by A. & K. Sarychev, 1928



    1. c8=Q Bf5+ 2. Kd8 Bxc8 3. Kxc8 b5 wins for black, but white can draw here. The first move is the most important.
  2. Joined
    21 Feb '06
    Moves
    6830
    10 Oct '07 00:41
    A famous and incredible problem.

    The solution is 1. Kc8

    The most interesting line is:
    1. Kc8 b5
    2. Kd7 b4
    3. Kd6 Bf5
    4. Ke5 Bc8
    5. Kd4 b3
    6. Kc3 Be6
    7. c8=Q Bxc8
    8. Kxb3
  3. Account suspended
    Joined
    18 Mar '06
    Moves
    3118
    17 Oct '07 20:492 edits
    Originally posted by zzyw
    White to play and draw by A. & K. Sarychev, 1928

    [fen]8/1pPK3b/8/8/8/5k2/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    1. c8=Q Bf5+ 2. Kd8 Bxc8 3. Kxc8 b5 wins for black, but white can draw here. The first move is the most important.
    what's wrong with just c8=Q Bf5+ Kc7
    that looks drawn to me.

    Edit: no, that's wrong, because, even with as long as I've been playing, I forgot the b-pawn could get to b5 in one move...
    wow.
  4. Account suspended
    Joined
    18 Mar '06
    Moves
    3118
    17 Oct '07 20:51
    then follows Bxc8 Kb6 and the king comes in, and its a forced win, since the bishop's on the queencolored square...
    I was wrong in my last post.
Back to Top