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3/10/2012 - White to Draw


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101

    damongross

    It's hard to play for a draw.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #102

    ndskykng

    edgy_rhinx wrote:

    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.

    mraustinp wrote:

    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 h3
    pawn to h3

    Anything 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

     


    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.

     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103

    PJAJ4321

    why is this a draw?!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104

    chessleogeo

    I do not get this puzzle at all

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #105

    diagonal

    Was this from a practical game or just a puzzle?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #106

    JoshuaChess960

    This one is so far the hardest daily puzzle I have ever seen

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #107

    TheSkyBluePN3

    Fantastic Game Saving. Nice. :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108

    freebie

    gutartas wrote:

    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!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #109

    quantumred

    not able to make sense of it

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #110

    abekiroz

    Undecided

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111

    ricker23

    This puzzle was very hard for me but I enjoyed the challenge!!!!!! Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #112

    loxatox

    The puzzle ends with like half the game left.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #113

    AM96

    dislike

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #114

    bbrryy

    move the rook to the right and you have checkmate

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #115

    caniecane

    Pffffff began to see dubbel

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116

    fireflies808

    cool.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #117

    MsIceQueen

    Wow this is one tough Ice puzzle.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118

    SUPER_COMPUTER

    pointless puzzle
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #119

    xray

    puzzling!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120

    monkeyboy123

    132nd post


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