Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
    30 Oct '04
    Moves
    7797
    04 Apr '05 07:23
    My first published study (co-authored by my father)
    White to play and win:
  2. back in business
    Joined
    25 Aug '04
    Moves
    1264
    04 Apr '05 12:131 edit
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    My first published study (co-authored by my father)
    White to play and win:
    [fen]8/1qp2b2/6pQ/1B6/1p3PP1/1R6/1P6/k1K2n2 [/fen]
    ilywrin, where did you published this one. i have also couple new studies, but i dont know what to do with them.
  3. Joined
    30 Oct '04
    Moves
    7797
    04 Apr '05 12:25
    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.
    Well, this went to Rochade Europa.
    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 🙁.

  4. Standard memberPBE6
    Bananarama
    False berry
    Joined
    14 Feb '04
    Moves
    28719
    04 Apr '05 18:20
    I thought it might be 1. Rxb4, but I can't see anything better than a draw. Little help here?
  5. Standard memberabejnood
    Independant Thinker
    Young World
    Joined
    01 Jul '04
    Moves
    19393
    05 Apr '05 00:39
    How about 1.Ra3+ PxR 2.Qg7 ?
  6. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    Just...the Dogg
    bigdogghouse.com/RHP
    Joined
    26 Nov '04
    Moves
    123726
    05 Apr '05 02:54
    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.
    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

  7. Joined
    30 Oct '04
    Moves
    7797
    05 Apr '05 11:10
    Originally posted by abejnood
    How about 1.Ra3+ PxR 2.Qg7 ?
    This is certainly going in the right direction 🙂 And what follows 2...Qxb5!?
  8. Joined
    12 Mar '03
    Moves
    37834
    05 Apr '05 12:132 edits
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    This is certainly going in the right direction 🙂 And what follows 2...Qxb5!?
    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 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!
  9. Joined
    30 Oct '04
    Moves
    7797
    05 Apr '05 12:221 edit
    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!
    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.
  10. Joined
    12 Mar '03
    Moves
    37834
    05 Apr '05 12:25
    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.
    yes , sorry, I had several edits and forgot that one). 10.Qc2 Kxb4 11.Qb1 Ka5 12.QxQ etc....
  11. Joined
    29 Feb '04
    Moves
    22
    05 Apr '05 12:45
    Well done, Mephisto!

    Nice puzzle, ilywrin!
  12. Standard memberabejnood
    Independant Thinker
    Young World
    Joined
    01 Jul '04
    Moves
    19393
    05 Apr '05 22:17
    why not just b3 dis check after Qxb5?
  13. Joined
    12 Mar '03
    Moves
    37834
    06 Apr '05 08:08
    Originally posted by abejnood
    why not just b3 dis check after Qxb5?
    1.Ra3+ bxa3 2.Qg7 Qxb5 3.b3+? loses because black hides behind the white pawn with Ka2 e.g. 4.Qxg7 Qxb3 wins. The move 4.b4+ is necessary for white to have two consecutive checks.
  14. Joined
    29 Feb '04
    Moves
    22
    09 Apr '05 12:25
    And I suppose if
    1. Ra3+ bxa3
    2. Qg7 Qg2
    then
    3. bxa3+ Ka2
    4. Qxf7+ Kxa3
    5. Qe7+ Kb3
    6. Qe6+ Kb4
    7. Qc4+ Ka5
    8. Qxf1 Qxg4



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





  15. Joined
    30 Oct '04
    Moves
    7797
    11 Apr '05 09:171 edit
    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

    [fen]8/2p5/6p1/kB6/5Pq1/8/8/2K2Q2[/fen]

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





    [/b]
    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.
Back to Top