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This is the best puzzle I've ever seen. So tricky and deep, a lot to learn from it.
If you play it through Assessor, it looks like a win for White but I wonder if anyone has run this through an engine?
If you look at the continuation given in #229 (...), it looks as if the final placing of the bishop on g5 is a mistake - e5 seems better(?) After Be5, I can only find wins for White but g5 is problematic.
I haven't run it through an engine, but White is very clearly winning. Black has no threats left and cannot keep the white king from advancing, pushing the h-pawn is easily deflected by White.
that is kinda hard
I see they're making us all wait for today's (Saturday) puzzle! Hope it's a good one.
White may now not be winning at this point but has now recovered the situation and also has a more than even chance to continue and win.
If you look at the continuation given in #229 by cailleach, it looks as if the final placing of the bishop on g5 is a mistake - e5 seems better(?) After Be5, I can only find wins for White but g5 is problematic.
See post #151 and #209 as I gave the original account of the game and then offered 2 puzzles one with the original ending position and the other with the B on e5 that you also thought of. What I don't understand is how do you think that B on g5 is a mistake?
Black has no more threats and can only move his K to f5 or Pawn to h4. Neither of these moves advances Blacks position as there is never a threat of Black promoting either the g or h pawn.
Because this thread had gone 'cold', I didn't bother to keep my original analysis & can't remember exactly what I was thinking but I seem to have got stuck in a 'thinking knot' on this one & didn't see the best moves!
Here's a rough reproduction of what (I think) I was thinking..
It's much clearer to me now & obviously a win for White whatever Black plays.
The more I look at that, the more I think I must have been having a bad day!
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