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Preventing a STALEMATE by SACRIFICE?


  • 9 months ago · Quote · #21

    RedTatsu256

    Furthermore, white has an easy win after losing his Queen.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #22

    dragonair234

    THANK YOU!!!!! My mystery is solved. 

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #23

    RedTatsu256

    No problem, I enjoy an opportunity to solve or create a chess puzzle!

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #24

    royalbishop

    nice

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #25

    dragonair234

    Laughing

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #26

    Chesskid2135

    nice

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #27

    Chesskid2135

    VERY niceLaughing

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #28

    jivvi

    How about this one?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #29

    RedTatsu256

    Just saw all the replies to my puzzle. Thanks, guys. jivvi, your puzzle is nice too. In your puzzle, I guess white must offer his Bishop for a chance to win. Although, black is not forced to except this sacrifice. Definitely interesting!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #30

    RedTatsu256

    Looking at it now, in fact, I think your puzzle is not a forced win, is it?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #31

    jivvi

    RedTatsu256 wrote:

    Looking at it now, in fact, I think your puzzle is not a forced win, is it?

    No, but White must sacrifice the bishop to keep the game going. The only move which keeps the bishop defended is Kf6, which is stalemate.

    White can force the capture though:


    Only one line is a forced win for White; Bg8 and Black refusing the sacrifice. Anything else draws.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #32

    jivvi

    macer75 wrote:
     

    (Black to move)

    I can't think of an example of the type of situation you're talking about, but here's an example of a situation when one side has enough material to force checkmate but cannot avoid either stalemating the opponent or drawing by insufficient material.

    Here's what could happen if White isn't paying attention:


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