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Problem ID: 0036953
it's not mate though is it? if not what's the gain?
white is forced to exchange to prevent immediate mate
then a pawn will promote
After k to e6, white's queen to e4+
After viewing the analysis, it appears that after carrying this line further Black ends up in a much worse position such that Black trades his rook for White's knight, queens are traded; Black's pawns remain where they are while White's c pawn is 3 moves away from promotion.
Thus we have... a tactics problem that teaches us how to lose?
the king can't reach e6...did you mean g6? if so
Qc6+ Kg5 and white has run out of ways to keep checking black and has to bring his queen back to stop the checkmate anyway
I will agree, however, that the problem analysis has left me a bit in the dark since the line provided seems to be a huge advantage for white
could anyone illuminate me on the benefits of this line? It seems to me that the best line following Qg2 would be
Kxh2 a5 with no way for white to stop the pawn or beat black to a promotion
This is not necessarily a forced mate position. After Kg6 then Qg2, Qxg2, Kxg2 and play can still continue.
It appears the problem is to get to a won endgame
In the analysis source, from 30. ...K g6, black plays 37. ... Kxg4? Instead, I would have played 37. ... a5 which would promote black queen right after white c file promotion but with a check. Seems to me like a drawn position.
as I see, it is easily won by black as shown in the solution
this problem sucks
"it appears that after carrying this line further Black ends up in a much worse position such that Black trades his rook for White's knight, queens are traded; "Only if black blunders. (trading rook for the knight is a blunder)
Thanks Song! That clears up this controversial problem.
is qe1 checkmate
Yes, thanks Songofdeath. The ability to promote is the key here, no doubt.
Thanks for the diagram
I thought for 2 minutes before playing Kg6 because I was thinking what if white playes Qg2.. Now please explain..
The lines on the analysis board are off?
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