• 2 years ago · Quote · #181

too many calculations needed.............fantastic one.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #182

elegant

• 2 years ago · Quote · #183
dufferps wrote:
Nakar81 wrote:

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "1R6/2pk4/1P6/8/3r4/K7/P7/8 w KQkq - 0 1"]

1.Rd8+ Kxd8 2.b7 Rb4 3.Kxb4 c5+ 4.Ka5 Kc7 5.Ka6 Kb8 6.Kb6 c4 7.a4 c3 8.a5 c2 9.a6 c1=Q 10.a7#

*

2. ..., Rb4??

It's better:

I have not yet seen all the responses to this suggestion that the 2. ... Rd3+ line is better.  Having seen the outcome of the 2. ... Rb4  in the daily puzzle line, I must agree.  White has a difficult task forcing mate with Queen, King, and a-pawn vs Rook, King and c-pawn.  White's problem is, the three black pieces protect each other -  the Queen cannot capture the rook when the king is on an adjacent square.  However, with occasional checks and occasional situations where black must move and abandon his strongest defensive position,  I think white can maneuver his king to where he can protect the queen when the queen captures the rook adjacent to the black king.  In short, I think white can still force a win.

Agreed. In general, Rook and pawn draw against Queen only when the weaker side can establish a fortress - where the pawn protects the Rook, the King protects the pawn and the Rook keeps the stronger King out. Queen against Rook isn't an easy win, though.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #184

Gooooooood!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #185

Just that

• 2 years ago · Quote · #186

nice

• 2 years ago · Quote · #187

so easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #188

NIce one

• 2 years ago · Quote · #189

• 23 months ago · Quote · #190

nice

• 19 months ago · Quote · #191

Great.

• 18 months ago · Quote · #192

Nice....

• 14 months ago · Quote · #193

Didn't see that outcome but then ten moves ahead is a bit of an ask...

• 13 months ago · Quote · #194

very good