10880 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
It's like two weeks ago that I've been posting anything but I made another one, there are still problems open, because I do want an analyses/game. Here's my new one:
Black's last move seems to be Kg3-h2, and white's last move seems to be Bxf2+.
Black's b pawn promoted on a1 by capturing the only white piece available for capture - a rook, and h pawn promoted on h1.
In order for white to have two dark-square bishop promotions, his e pawn must have promoted on d8/f8, and h pawn on h8 (more efficient than d8/f8) for a total of 3 captures. Black's e pawn in this scenario seems to be useless to me. That leaves black with 1 extra piece (dark-square bishop, rook or queen) to be captured later on f2.
Other than that I cannot see any difficulties at the moment - alas I do not have time to make a proof game. Perhaps someone else can, or find a flaw in my analysis.
You're right Shoopi! maybe someone else can post a proof game on this position (or my other positions).
Here's one I made today, I kind of like the answer, but I don't think it's hard, after you've thought a little...
Good Job Mashanator! You've found the right answer!
Why this is "the right answer"?
Black might as well have gobbled a white piece at e2 with his last move.
Yes, you're also right
Here is mine: can this pawn formation occur when castling queenside. And have it ever happened in one serious game before?
No, how would you get the bishop out?
enemy knight of course.
knights on either e2, b3, e7, b6 for black. But seriously i highly doubt such position have arived during tournament playing. Online blitz and bullet it's a complete different story...
Still while i think about it, it can't have been many cases of enemy knights been allowed to infiltrate the camp and just take the bishop and retreat the same way out. Also the King can not have been touched earlier.
isn't it possible to setup that pawn formation in chessbase's "find similar positions", with the king and rook at its original squares with queenside castling enabled. Owlmoon i can't remove the black king so i mirrored the formation for black as well - to be honest one side is satisfying enough.
8/4/2015 - Classic King Hunt
by slaverobbie a few minutes ago
Your favorite GM?
by liveink a few minutes ago
1001-2000 worst things to do while playing chess
by luke623 3 minutes ago
Will i ever reach 1500 ?
by chessman1504 4 minutes ago
by quickcastling 5 minutes ago
?Why is the Italian good for novice ?
by X_PLAYER_J_X 12 minutes ago
Blitz Players Rated 1700+
by Charetter115 18 minutes ago
When you delay a chess game for almost 4 entire years...
by trysts 24 minutes ago
Is it cheating to use youtube during games?
by Barefoot_Player 24 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal Top Non-World Champions
by hpmobil 29 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!