White to Play and Win

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 05 Jun '06 16:38
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Jun '06 16:38
2. 05 Jun '06 20:26
A beautiful masterpiece!
3. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Jun '06 21:07
Originally posted by ilywrin
A beautiful masterpiece!
I have the final position in a frame on my wall.
4. 05 Jun '06 21:301 edit
Originally posted by Bowmann
I have the final position in a frame on my wall.
You mean, before black's last move. An exceptional position!
5. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Jun '06 21:41
Originally posted by Mephisto2
You mean, before black's last move. An exceptional position!
Well I don't mean the mate. How ugly is that!
6. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
05 Jun '06 22:33
Originally posted by Bowmann
Well I don't mean the mate. How ugly is that!
Who inventied this problem? I'd like to see this one retrofitted back to the beginning!
7. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
06 Jun '06 17:401 edit
Looks like 1.Ne8 Kg6 2.h5+ Rxh5 3.f5+ Rxf5 4.g4 Rf3 5.Bf5+ Rxf5 6.Ng7 does the trick. A good problem, but I'm not sure I'd rate it a masterpiece.
8. 06 Jun '06 18:01
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Looks like 1.Ne8 Kg6 2.h5+ Rxh5 3.f5+ Rxf5 4.Ng7 Rf3 5.Bf5+ Rxf5 6.g4 does the trick. A good problem, but I'm not sure I'd rate it a masterpiece.
Swap the move order (g4 and then Bf5+), otherwise you allow 5...g4.
9. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
06 Jun '06 18:36
Originally posted by mtthw
Swap the move order (g4 and then Bf5+), otherwise you allow 5...g4.
You meant 4...g4, but I take your point.
10. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
07 Jun '06 23:012 edits
Solution

1. Ne8 Kg6
2. h5+ Rxh5
3. f5+ Rxf5
4. g4 Re5
5. Bf5+! Rxf5
6. Ng7 and White will mate with the pawn on the next move.

Genrikh Kasparian, 1935

11. 15 Jun '06 08:02
Originally posted by Bowmann
[b]Solution

1. Ne8 Kg6
2. h5+ Rxh5
3. f5+ Rxf5
4. g4 Re5
5. Bf5+! Rxf5
6. Ng7 and White will mate with the pawn on the next move.

Genrikh Kasparian, 1935

[fen]6K1/6N1/5pkp/5rpr/6P1/8/8/8[/fen][/b]
a masterpiece indeed !
12. 15 Jun '06 23:47
Originally posted by drjegc
a masterpiece indeed !
Genrihh Kasparian - do you know, that Garry Kasparov´s mother´s maiden name was Kasparian (so he has Armenian origins!), before Garry russianized it to Kasparov!?

Are this Genrikh and Garry maybe some relatives?
13. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
16 Jun '06 00:40
What about the variation N-e8 Pxf4?
I see the check with g4 but if a pawn has to mate there is a rook to take.
14. 16 Jun '06 01:45
Originally posted by sonhouse
What about the variation N-e8 Pxf4?
I see the check with g4 but if a pawn has to mate there is a rook to take.
I think it's 2. Ng7+ Kg6 and 3. Bf5# then right?
15. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
16 Jun '06 01:54
Originally posted by crazyblue
I think it's 2. Ng7+ Kg6 and 3. Bf5# then right?
Good enough. Thanks.