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Two very nice puzzles. I wish we had more forums like this!
Here is the solution for #386
Caiello's line was correct , but the first move is not Ba1 :)
That is insane
Yes, wherever black queen goes on the 6 th move, there is discovered check.
White to play and win
That's a cute problem. I Believe I've got it.
So, here is a fantastic and rather complicated position, derived from one of my games (and altered a bit).
The first few moves are unique, though at the end there could be several moves that are winning.
shoopi ,thanks for your post :)
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Just to clarify, my last position was white to play and win.
I can give hints or the solution if you would like.
Yes, i thought about 1.Qh6 but am not sure - is this the first move ?
Hi,Sports_Girl ,nice page and...logo (up-left) - is it true ? :)
shoopi's puzzle is not solved yet
White to play and win
1. Qh6 is the right tactical idea, and you get points for seeing it. However, at the moment it doesn't work, since black can just capture the queen 1... Bxh6 and after 2. Rxh7+ Kg8 3. Rg1+ black can just block with 3... Bg7 as the queen also defends the bishop.
So, white must first build up the pressure with 1. Rg1, and black will most likely defend with 1... Rg8. Now, how to proceed?
After 1.Rg1 Rg8 isn't it time for 2.Qh6 ?
Yes but what does black reply? his move is forced.
Black are obliged to play 2...Qxd3 and after that i think white will move one of the rooks ...
how does white beat Qf5?
Yes. Here, I'll post the entire thing:
There are other variations of course after the thrust, 4. c5!
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