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10/5/2011 - K Larsen-Strenzwilk, Portland 1987


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #121

    phnixhamsta

    Cheeky.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #122

    sode1

    same puzzle but not the same moves

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #123

    Whitepawnking

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #124

    Whitepawnking

    Good :D

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #125

    Whitepawnking

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #126

    Whitepawnking

    Simple ;)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #127

    72778562

    easy to easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #128

    karblack

    NICE

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #129

    opmitten

    Tongue out

    who da thunk?
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #130

    dufferps

    A slightly new version of the queen sacrifice to smother the king for a checkmate in the corner by the knight.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #131

    bobhrn

    ho-hum

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #132

    stonewallpete

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #133

    pranav_p

    awesome

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #134

    ricker23

    Cool.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #135

    h3lo123

    too easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #136

    shon615

    nice, the guy with the first comment: your puzzle was better

    Sorry daily puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #137

    Fasaa

    It's actually a little boring to do puzzles like those.. They don't even teach you to think right.. In a real limited-time game, 90% of the people wouldn't think of this variation...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #138

    mason286

    cheat_to_win wrote:
    nukutawiti wrote:

    A classic.

    For those who want something more changelling:

     

     


    Your puzzle is better


    WAY better

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #139

    The_Chess_Ninja

    very simple.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #140

    dufferps

    nukutawiti wrote:

    A classic.

    For those who want something more changelling:

     

     


    Very interesting endgame.  Black's 2 extra pawns make it just about impossible for white.  At several points, I felt white might have better moves, but I don't think he could have avoided the loss. 

    For a while I thought white could have done better starting out
    1. ... Kg3
    2. Kh5 (going right after black's f and h pawns.) 
    I played one line starting this way, and white actually promoted first at f1, but black immediately promoted at h8, and since the black king was at e5, it was
    ... h8=Q+ and then black could skewer black and capture or at least trade queens at f1, leaving black free to clear the kingside lanes and promote.

    Looking further at that  1. ... Kg3, 2. Kh5 start, I saw that the black king would stay at g3, slowly advance his h-pawn, forcing the black king in zugzwang to retreat and allow capture of his f-pawn and black would promote at either f8 or h8. 

    Certainly an interesting problem, and the proper first move for black is...Kg3.


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