# An original puzzle

• 12 months ago · Quote · #21

The original problem:

• 12 months ago · Quote · #22
Kacparov wrote:

I still don't know the answer. There is one more idea (on the diagram), but black manages to save by Qe7+! or Qe8+! and then Kg7. Maybe it can be changed somehow so there is no Kg7 possibility.

If white first to move then Nf7 is mate. If not then draw

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• 12 months ago · Quote · #23
martos wrote:

The original problem:

I think this is solution that arrives at previous puzzle:):

• 12 months ago · Quote · #25

• 12 months ago · Quote · #26

You're sure it's not a fool's errand?

• 12 months ago · Quote · #27

???

• 12 months ago · Quote · #28
tolikid wrote:
martos wrote:

The original problem:

I think this is solution that arrives at previous puzzle:):

Nice try but 1.Nd5 only leads to a draw. Try again.

• 12 months ago · Quote · #29

Wow, I have no idea, lol

• 12 months ago · Quote · #30
martos wrote:
tolikid wrote:
martos wrote:

The original problem:

I think this is solution that arrives at previous puzzle:):

Nice try but 1.Nd5 only leads to a draw. Try again.

My deear friend let me ask u if u ask yourself what will do white on move 11?

• 12 months ago · Quote · #31

Interesting problem. It's definitely possible to get a safe promotion, but that seems to always lead to a drawn game.

There are a few "special" positions where the side with the pawn and knight has imminent threats, but there always seems to be a flaw (so far Kacparov's #13 post seems like the closest try).
• 12 months ago · Quote · #32

Thats an interesting safe promotion! Using a pin to keep the queen away. The ones I found just restricted her access

• 12 months ago · Quote · #33
tolikid wrote:
martos wrote:
tolikid wrote:
martos wrote:

The original problem:

I think this is solution that arrives at previous puzzle:):

Nice try but 1.Nd5 only leads to a draw. Try again.

My deear friend let me ask u if u ask yourself what will do white on move 11?

White will capture the black queen, of course.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #35

Black to move and lose.

There is no way for black to save that game.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #36

Brilliant, you've done it.

It sure looks simple now, doesn't it? but all of us couldn't do it. All it took to lift the stalemate defence was a small adjustment of the pieces.

I'm certainly pleased with this solution.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #37

Wow, that's so simple :P

• 11 months ago · Quote · #38

Well done Kacparov... did you work it out yourself?

• 11 months ago · Quote · #40

Cool :-)

Thanks!