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One nice point no one yet mentioned is that h8=B (to avoid the stalemate) also doesn't work because a1=Q BxQ and black has a drawn position despite white's extra bishop.
mind stretching; thanks.
this is the answer who have a question why black's king didnt take b6 pawn..
and this is the answer who have a question why not bxa6..
thanks; good illustrations.
if white plays c1, then rxbp..if qxp,then rook b8,,, instead white plays rc6...if pawn qxp,rxq, rxr..if rxr,then qa8 check and qxr and then p.u. the pawn
Having seen it before didn't help at all, really tricky and pretty.
thumbs down to this puzzle alot of moves that was not needed
as to those who wonder why did black not take on b6, well if black takes on b6 he has no stale mate hopes anymore and white's pawn simply wins the race.
i think this one has already been up
I dont understand why white even waited to take the black queen, as well as why the king didnt take the other pawn???
May I suggest you either (a) read the thread or (b) give up chess?
Good one... need to look long..
for so many whys on queens movement: a. taking black queen in the early part forces staelemate; b. its an actual chess magazine moves: not necessarily very calculated, can have some times little steps!
Sorry, but I feel there is a mistake in Black's final move. I think Qf4 is a legitimate move that prevents the checkmate, even if momentarily. I can't really see a defined continuation for white that allows them to win in this position. If anyone could shine some light on this issue that would be greatly appreciated.
...Qf4 11.Qa1+ and white ends mating in Qa8
amazing puzzle. Great analysis by tranminhkhoi2 #40 explaining why the white queen moves Qg8 then Qe8 are the onlywinning moves (Qg8 Qa2 takes away Qg7, while Qf8?? allows Qa3 with Qd6 happening, the only check on the white king where he cannot move and give mate).
Good cleanup by sen_kwan #105 explaining why 1.bxa6?? b5!! is not a win for white, although in his hurry to prove a draw he misses 6... Qb8+! winning for black.
I haven't seen anyone show 1.h4 yet, so here it is: 1.h4 axb5! 2. h5 b4 3.h6 b3 4.h7 b2 5.h8=Q b1=Q draw.
I am not or will ever be first. I like to be asleep at those times. And I will not be the first to rant about people who say first. And though they don't anounce that they are the first first complainer. derivative of first. you know they keep score. But, I lay claim to first to complain loudly about the first compainers. They are the ones that burn me up. AND I am therefore the First, second derivative of first. Yup the real, secret, purist's purpose of these Chess puzzles.
current champion of second derivative complainer.
' support your right to premove in the privacy of your own home'
To the second question is not a draw. Black moves Qb8+ and wins the game
So as not to settle for stalemate.
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