Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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  2. Standard memberKirwan
    Mel Kirwan
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    07 Mar '06 19:47
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    [fen]8/2pp2pp/8/2PP1P2/1p5k/8/PP4p1/6K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    White to play?
  3. Standard memberKirwan
    Mel Kirwan
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    07 Mar '06 19:49
    Originally posted by Kirwan
    White to play?
    Just remembered I've actually seen this before. I won't post the answer as it's good fun
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    07 Mar '06 19:51
    Originally posted by Kirwan
    White to play?
    yup, sorry i didnt mention that. 🙂
  5. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    07 Mar '06 21:35
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    [fen]8/2pp2pp/8/2PP1P2/1p5k/8/PP4p1/6K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Certainly not 1.a4?? Kg3 ... 5.a8Q h2#.

    Instead, 1.f6! gxf6 2.Kxg2 Kg5 3.a4 bxa3 4.bxa3 Kf5 5.a4 Ke5 6.d6! cxd6 7.c6! dxc6 8.a5 wins. The bK is nicely blocked out by his own pawns.

    Another pitfall to avoid is 5.d6?? cxd6 6.a4 Ke6! and Black wins.
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    08 Mar '06 18:41
    White wins by moving a2 to a4. then just race down the "a" line untill promoted to Queen.
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    08 Mar '06 19:05
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Certainly not 1.a4?? Kg3 ... 5.a8Q h2#.

    Instead, [b]1.f6! gxf6 2.Kxg2 Kg5 3.a4 bxa3 4.bxa3 Kf5 5.a4 Ke5 6.d6! cxd6 7.c6! dxc6 8.a5
    wins. The bK is nicely blocked out by his own pawns.

    Another pitfall to avoid is 5.d6?? cxd6 6.a4 Ke6! and Black wins.[/b]
    8.a5 is not possible.

    It works without f6, using that extra tempo:

    1.Kxg2 Kg5 2.a4 bxa3 3.bxa3 Kxf5 4.a4 Ke5 5.d6! cxd6 6.c6! dxc6 and now the a-pawn runs.
  8. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    08 Mar '06 20:03
    Originally posted by nyseawolf
    White wins by moving a2 to a4. then just race down the "a" line untill promoted to Queen.
    That's a good way for White to lose. 1.a4 Kg3! and white Queens, but black mates by shoving the h-pawn to h2.
  9. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    08 Mar '06 20:072 edits
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    8.a5 is not possible.

    It works without f6, using that extra tempo:

    1.Kxg2 Kg5 2.a4 bxa3 3.bxa3 Kxf5 4.a4 Ke5 5.d6! cxd6 6.c6! dxc6 and now the a-pawn runs.
    8.a5 is possible. The pawn has been on a4 since move 5.

    Your line fails to 3...Kf6!, guaranteeing at least a draw for Black. That's why 1.f6 is so important - it prevents this possibility.
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