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the king should have captured that knight, at the same time attacking the other knight. makes more sense and avoids the checkmate and forcing stalemate because I believe you can't checkmate with a king and bishop or king and knight.
If the black King captures the Knight then White plays Nd5+, captures the Bishop and checkmates the king with bishop and knight
Could have got the bishop at the intial stages
Love this puzzle. After 6... Bxf4 there follows Nc4 mate. 6... Kxb6 is met by 7. Nd5+ hence the reason you had to move the bishop to f4 (and nowhere else) first.
Ah I didn't notice the mate at first after Bxf4
Sweet moves you crazy crazy bishop mover, you ;)
The title should not be "White to play and win" it should be "White to play and win only if black blunders"
Maybe I'm not understanding something but why did black promote to knight as opposed to queen? Promoting to queen doesn't result in a stalemate situation so I don't see a reason for the underpromotion.
Havent this puzzle been the daily puzzle before?
If pawn becomes a queen then next move for white is bishop to B6 for checkmate. Pawn has to be a knight to check the king and avoid the checkmate.
Nice puzzle I especially like the sidelines
2.Kb2 Nb3 3.Kxb3 Be3 4.Bh2 Bg1 5.Bf4 Be3 6.Nb6 Bxb6
(6...Kxb6 6.Nd5+ Kc6 7.Nxe3 and white wins)
tough. 30th what?
Very Brainfull Puzzle :)
quite difficut !
Had to think about this one. Nice
If Kxb6 then Nd5+ and White is won
Dude, read the other people's comments. It's all explained in there!
6... Bxf4 looks like a draw to me as it would be 2 knights vs a bishop pawnless both ways, and if it is not a draw white has a nasty can of worms to deal with I don't see an easy way for white to mate if bishop takes bishop and I'm pretty sure black could snag one of the knights with his bishop b4 he got himself mated drawing it.
Bxf4 is followed by Nc4#.
Nice combination of pieces!
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