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Why not 1. .. Qxh3 ?!
1.. Qxh3 means the queen will be put in danger after Rf2 and Bxh2. The mating net isn't set up properly then.
Pretty sure this isn't a draw....Anyone care to work this out further?
Clearly White's first move has to avoid checkmate... Options being what?bishop to h3pawn to h3Anything else? I think King to g1 will result in a win for black...Having looked that over closely but that is my first hunch.What is black's next move if playing for a win?
Pawn to h3 loses to Bxh3, setting up pins and forks throughout
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how is this a draw withpawns on a4/a5
White has to deal with the black mating threats first before he can even address a4/a5.
Anyone who thinks this isn't a draw isn't seeing Black's threats properly.
why is this a draw?!
I do not get this puzzle at all
Was this from a practical game or just a puzzle?
This one is so far the hardest daily puzzle I have ever seen
Fantastic Game Saving. Nice. :)
I hope, that can help a bit
Thanks for attempting to explain, but I'm still scratching my head. It strikes me that even the way it's played out as you've shown, there could be a white pawn promotion, with white knight assistance. It's just over my head. But hey, an occasional puzzle like this is good! 2400 players are people too! LOL!
not able to make sense of it
This puzzle was very hard for me but I enjoyed the challenge!!!!!!
The puzzle ends with like half the game left.
move the rook to the right and you have checkmate
Pffffff began to see dubbel
Wow this is one tough Ice puzzle.
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