- 04 Apr '05 12:25

Well, this went to Rochade Europa.*Originally posted by Jusuh***ilywrin, where did you published this one. i have also couple new studies, but i dont know what to do with them.**

I got the email from this site:

http://www.goja.szm.sk/p5a.htm

And sent it for publishing.

By the way I believe there is a tourney coming for John Nunn's 50-th jubilee:

http://www.goja.szm.sk/p9a.htm#Nunn

I've also published another study in Probleemblad but apparently there was a mess up with the mails so in result it got also published in Schach magazine and was disqualified from both .

- 05 Apr '05 02:54

Allow me to recommend StrateGems, the US Chess Problem magazine. Their section editors are all listed on this page: http://www.strategems.org/contact.htm*Originally posted by Jusuh***ilywrin, where did you published this one. i have also couple new studies, but i dont know what to do with them.**

- 05 Apr '05 12:13 / 2 edits

How about an approach maneuver with the queen?*Originally posted by ilywrin***This is certainly going in the right direction And what follows 2...Qxb5!?**

1.Ra3+ bxa3 2.Qf7 Qxb5 3.b4+ Ka2 4.Qxf7+ Ka1 5.Qf6+ Ka2 6.Qe6+ Ka1 (other moves run mate) 7.Qe4! (blocks all black's checksquares) Nd2 (only move) 8.Qd4+ Ka2 9.Qxd2+ Kb3 (otherwise mate in few moves) 10.Qc2+ Ka5 (or Kc5 or Kc4) 11.QxQ KxQ 12.g5! with a won endgame. The black king has to defend the kingside, white will play f5 (gxf loses the race to queen, and if a2 then simply Kb2) and f6 and then grab the a- and c-pawn before going to the kinside to finish the game.

Nice! - 05 Apr '05 12:22 / 1 edit

Well done Mephisto. Just one clarification I believe you have missed a move (namely 11.Qb1)*Originally posted by Mephisto2***How about an approach maneuver with the queen?**

1.Ra3+ bxa3 2.Qf7 Qxb5 3.b4+ Ka2 4.Qxf7+ Ka1 5.Qf6+ Ka2 6.Qe6+ Ka1 (other moves run mate) 7.Qe4! (blocks all black's checksquares) Nd2 (only move) 8.Qd4+ Ka2 9.Qxd2+ Kb3 (otherwise mate ...[text shortened]... nd c-pawn before going to the kinside to finish the game.

Nice!

10.Qc2+ Kxb4 11.Qb1+ Ka5 and 12.QxQ KxQ 13.g5! Kc6 14.f5 Kd6 15.Kb1 Kd7 16.Ka2 Kd6 17.Kxa3 Kd7 18.Kb4 Kd6 19.Kc4 Kd7 20.Kc5 c6 21.f7! Ke7 22. Kxc6 Kxf7 23.Kd7! and wins. - 05 Apr '05 12:25

yes , sorry, I had several edits and forgot that one). 10.Qc2 Kxb4 11.Qb1 Ka5 12.QxQ etc....*Originally posted by ilywrin***Well done Mephisto. Just one clarification I believe you have missed a move (namely 11.Qb1)**

10.Qc2+ Kxb4 11.Qb1+ Ka5 and 12.QxQ KxQ 13.g5! Kc6 14.f5 Kd6 15.Kb1 Kd7 16.Ka2 Kd6 17.Kxa3 Kd7 18.Kb4 Kd6 19.Kc4 Kd7 20.Kc5 c6 21.f7! Ke7 22. Kxc6 Kxf7 23.Kd7! and wins. - 11 Apr '05 09:17 / 1 edit

I believe after 9.Bc6! (10.Qb5# ) all goes relatively easy.9...Qf(h)5 10.Qc4 and White wins; 9...Kb6 10.Qb5+ and 11.Qb7#;9...Kb4 10.Qb5+ Kc3 (10...Ka3 11.Qb2# ) 11.Qc5+ Kd3 (11...Kb312.Bd5+ Ka4 13.Qc4+ Ka5 14.Bc6 + -) 12.Bb5+ Ke4 13.Qe5+ Kf3 14.Be2 + wining the queen.*Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER***And I suppose if**

1. Ra3+ bxa3

2. Qg7 [b]Qg2

then

3. bxa3+ Ka2

4. Qxf7+ Kxa3

5. Qe7+ Kb3

6. Qe6+ Kb4

7. Qc4+ Ka5

8. Qxf1 Qxg4

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Although this looks like a technical win, it is by no means straightforward.

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