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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 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. 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. 17 Oct '07 20:49 / 2 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. 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.