# White to play...

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 04 Dec '05 23:13
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 Dec '05 23:13

...and win.
2. 04 Dec '05 23:26
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]8/8/8/2p5/1pp5/brpp4/qpprpK1P/1nkbn3[/fen]

...and win.
Kxe1 appears to lead to a draw.
3. 04 Dec '05 23:382 edits
Originally posted by Bad wolf
Kxe1 appears to lead to a draw.
why only a draw?
black can then only wiggle his queen while white promotes the pawn and then takes the rook on d2 for mate

oops... those pawns are tiny when it's late at night

all those pieces are small...should've put it on a board
4. 05 Dec '05 00:161 edit
I think I have it now..need to check though

Kxe1 Qa1
h4 Qa2
h5 Qa1
h6 Qa2
h7 Qa1
h8=N Qa2
Nf7 Qa1
Nd6 Qa1
Nxc4 Qa2
Na5 Qa1
Nxb3 mate
5. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
05 Dec '05 01:151 edit
Originally posted by aging blitzer
I think I have it now..need to check though

Kxe1 Qa1
h4 Qa2
h5 Qa1
h6 Qa2
h7 Qa1
h8=N Qa2
Nf7 Qa1
Nd6 Qa1
Nxc4 Qa2
Na5 Qa1
Nxb3 mate
You have black playing Qa1 twice in a row which obviously isn't possible. The point of the problem is that white must force the queen to be on the wrong square via playing 2. h3 rather than 2. h4.

PS. Bad wolf engines are useless in this problem, they'll say it's a draw even when there is a clear mate in three.
6. 05 Dec '05 17:19
Originally posted by aging blitzer
I think I have it now..need to check though

Kxe1 Qa1
h4 Qa2
h5 Qa1
h6 Qa2
h7 Qa1
h8=N Qa2
Nf7 Qa1
Nd6 Qa1
Nxc4 Qa2
Na5 Qa1
Nxb3 mate
The c5 pawn has to be took first
1. Kxe1 Qa1
2. h3 Qa2
3. h4 Qa1
4. h5 Qa2
5. h6 Qa1
6. h7 Qa2
7. h8=N Qa1
8. Ng6 Qa2
9. Ne5 Qa1
10.Nd7 Qa2
11. Nxc5 Qa1
12. Ne4 Qa2
13. Nd6 Qa1
14. Nxc4 Qa2
15. Na5 Qa1
16. Nxb3#
7. 05 Dec '05 18:28
We had that one in July ðŸ™‚

http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=25785
8. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Dec '05 18:58
Originally posted by crazyblue
We had that one in July ðŸ™‚

http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=25785
And who solved it?
9. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
05 Dec '05 23:38
Originally posted by Bad wolf
The c5 pawn has to be took first
1. Kxe1 Qa1
2. h3 Qa2
3. h4 Qa1
4. h5 Qa2
5. h6 Qa1
6. h7 Qa2
7. h8=N Qa1
8. Ng6 Qa2
9. Ne5 Qa1
10.Nd7 Qa2
11. Nxc5 Qa1
12. Ne4 Qa2
13. Nd6 Qa1
14. Nxc4 Qa2
15. Na5 Qa1
16. Nxb3#
Good enough.