# White to Play and Win

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 04 Jun '06 13:45
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 Jun '06 13:45
2. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 Jun '06 14:321 edit
Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
bxa6! bxa6,
h4, a5
h5, a4
h6, a3
h7, a2
h8=Q, a1=Q
Qxa1
1-0
No. White loses!

1. bxa6?? b5!
2. h4 b4
3. h5 b3
4. h6 b2
5. h7 b1=Q
6. h8=Q Qb8+
7. Kd7 Qxh8 0-1
3. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
09 Jun '06 13:441 edit
Solution

1. b6+! Kxb6
2. h4 a5
3. h5 a4
4. h6 a3
5. h7 a2
6. h8=Q a1=Q
7. Qxa1
4. 11 Jun '06 11:441 edit
actually this is a simpler version of a more complicated puzzle
white to play and win

(yes all i did was move the king over one but it makes a big difference)

HINT:the following is the fen notation of the position after 1 move by each side
1k1K4/1p6/pP6/8/8/8/7P/8
5. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
11 Jun '06 19:012 edits
Originally posted by aginis
actually this is a simpler version of a more complicated puzzle
white to play and win
[fen]3K4/kp6/p7/1P6/8/8/7P/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen]

(yes all i did was move the king over one but it makes a big difference)

HINT:the following is the fen notation of the position after 1 move by each side
1k1K4/1p6/pP6/8/8/8/7P/8
1.b6+ Kb8! 2.h4 a5 3.h5 a4 4.h6 a3 5.h7 a2 6.h8Q a1Q
Made possible by Black's 1st move.
7.Qg8!
Not 7.Qe8? Qg7!, or 7.Qxa1?, stalemate.
7...Qa2
The only way of stopping the discovered check.
8.Qe8 Qa4 9.Qe5+ Ka8 10.Qh8!
Renews the back-rank battery, now that Black's stalemate trick is gone.
1-0
6. 11 Jun '06 19:35
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[b]1.b6+ Kb8! 2.h4 a5 3.h5 a4 4.h6 a3 5.h7 a2 6.h8Q a1Q
Made possible by Black's 1st move.
7.Qg8!
Not 7.Qe8? Qg7!, or 7.Qxa1?, stalemate.
7...Qa2
The only way of stopping the discovered check.
8.Qe8 Qa4 9.Qe5+ Ka8 10.Qh8!
Renews the back-rank battery, now that Black's stalemate trick is gone.
1-0[/b]
this is indeed correct but can you provide an explanation for your moves, and a continuation after 10...Qf4
7. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
11 Jun '06 22:031 edit
Originally posted by aginis
this is indeed correct but can you provide an explanation for your moves, and a continuation after 10...Qf4