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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1


    If you would like to submit puzzles like this for inclusion in tactics trainer then visit

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2


    good problem

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3


    this is one where you could do nothing else that made any stategical sense at all

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4


    This is an important problem.  First, black has the opposition, then white gets it, I didn't know this was possible.  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5


    It's probably better regarded as an example of outflanking.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6


    I played for a draw with h5.  

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7


    If would not have got this one if you gave me three tries. Frown

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8


    I didn't have a clue on this one. good end game practice.

    Dark n Stormy makes a very good point. whever has the opposition in endgame, should have the advantage

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9


    Problem Solved!

    You Play: white
    Next Problem
    SCORE: 100%
    My Score: 1466 (+18)
  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10


    I somehow got every move right without having a clue why I was doing them.  I think I understand how zugzwang for black means he/she can't stick near that pawn but that's pretty hard...

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11


    Problem Solved!
    SCORE: 100%
    My Score: 1379 (+8)
    Problem Rating 1376 (-8) Attempts: 9804
    Avg. Time: 0:50 Pass Rate: 55.9%


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  • 14 months ago · Quote · #12


    i love these types of problems

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #13


    Attempted ... 11/13/2014

    "Most Gods throw dice, but FATE plays chess and you don't find out til it's too late, that he's been playing with 2 queens all along.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #14


    Mr Copperhead, there were 3 Fates, and none were male.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #15


    I think I'm missing something but I'm not sure what. Maybe the problem would be more satisfying if it ended with a pawn capture? or a promotion? I mean, if the problem stops here, it could just as easily stop after the very first move. I mean, what's the difference?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #16


    raswartz, there are probably multiple equally good continuations, TT doesn't do exercises with multiple solutions. The key is to notice that black is in Zugzwang at the end of the exercise. Here is a continuation that should make white's advantage more obvious. There are probably better continuations but...

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #17


    Thanks, Forking_A.

    I'd rather try to solve a puzzle that begins where this puzzle ends than the one we actually got. I've got a limited horizon in terms of how many moves I can see ahead and it seems like every move in this puzzle was obvious until it ended.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #18


    np, raswartz. You could always use the "try vs Computer" option too, if you want to see how the exercise can continue. That's helped me lots too when I didn't understand a particular exercise. 

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