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Puzzles from such a kind are not very much and may be I have to make new topic with different kind of puzzles - probably named " When I am not hungry " .
I am impressed by what you have posted.
nobody likes to be manipulated
1. Rh8+!! Kxh8 2. Rc8+ Kh7 3. Bg8+! Kh8 4. Bxe6+ Kh7 5. Bg8+ Kh8 6. Bxd5+ Kh7 7. Bg8+ Kh8 8. Bxc4+ Kh7 9. Bg8+ Kh8 10. Bxb3+ Kh7 11. Bg8+ Kh8 12. Bxa2+ Kh7 13. Bxb1, winning.
Actually, 13.Bg8+ Kh8 14.Bb3+!! Kh7 15.Bxc2+ Qxc2 16.Rxc2 Wins much more easily
Aquajet17 ,in your line black can play 18...Kc1(instead of 18...Rb2) and there is no mate .And the black king gets out of the "cage".
Black can also play 8...Rc3+ winning white's queen.
Aquajet: 1.Q:h1 Rc1 2.Qh2? Rc3+!
I will re post the puzzle from #49 -i think it went unnoticed .And it is very interesting.
White to play and win
This puzzle is from the same old book and the rest of the solution is hard to read.I am trying to restore the text , but will need more time and i need some help.
There is not so much eating in this puzzle but there is a lot of movement , which is a useful thing too.
the rest of the solution is coming soon
Looks like white is trying to get his bishop to f7, which wins the queen by zugzwang. Not many more moves remaining: 7. Bd5 Kf8 8. Bf7 and black loses the queen for either of white's minor pieces.
You are close but one objection : not always winning the queen = wining the game . The puzzle is not so easy .
[edit, scratch that, the queen now has a5 available, maybe it helps someone else]
Like a hint here is a line that don't works:
Caiello, your line works only if black play 1...b3 .But they can play 1...Kf8 .
I must say , this puzzle - #49 (#55) was prised 1st prize in a tourney for puzzles !
I wonder , can somebody find a computer chess program , capable to find solution ?!
If you offer this puzzle to a grandmaster,he will probably think 20 minutes (or less) and give you the next solution :
Looks simple and elegant, after you have seen it , isn't it ?!
But if you offer the puzzle to a strong computer chess program it (or she) first for some time will try to convince you that it is a flat draw and then , soon or not very soon ,depending how strong she is , will give you something like this:
Which one of the solutions you like more ?
I must say, the puzzle #49(#55) belongs to F.Bondarenko
The author's solution is that from #64.
I was thinking, this is an only solution, but yesterday a friend showed me this from the #65 - solved by a version of Fritz.
Honestly, I was disappointed from the fact , there is a second solution.
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