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• 5 years ago · Quote · #1

Ok, this is just annoying. 3. h8=Q is "uncorrect" but the solution is 3. h8=B.

• 5 years ago · Quote · #2

Yes, h8Q is incorrect. The explanation is in the notes (which you can see by clicking on "View Analysis and Source"): h8Q? Kd2! and Qxa1 is stalemate.

• 5 years ago · Quote · #3

Impressive!

• 5 years ago · Quote · #4

But, Leo, if white promote a queen, they are not obliged to take the black qeen on a1?! White can continue for example with ...Qh2 Kc3;  Qc7 and if:

1. ... Kd2 then Qc2 and mate; if

2. ... Kb2, 3 or 4, black don't have the save square d2 and I suppose you can take the black queen without a stalemate (will explore that later)

• 5 years ago · Quote · #5

I promise you, there's no win there :) Tablebases (such as the one at http://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=egtb ) confirm it.

• 5 years ago · Quote · #6

Thanks, saved me few hours:) Nice tablebase!

Wasn't so obvious to me at a first glance

• 3 years ago · Quote · #7

all you have to do to know it's B takes without even calculating is see the amount of time is terribly skewed for this problem and thus, it must not be the 'easy' solution.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #8

You should always be on the look-out for stalemate attempts... h8=B+ is the clear move.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #9

Underpromotion to a Bishop isn't vey common, is it?

• 23 months ago · Quote · #10

Amazing one, Indeed

• 23 months ago · Quote · #11

heh... there are only on solution in trainer. So Bishop it is! The other is stalemate.. Didnt even use time to look at the position.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #12

Does anyone know if this is a composition?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #13
Lazaneo87 wrote:

somebody did mistake when he was creating this puzzle..because afther h8=Q black can play  ...Kb4   Qxa1 ...Kc5    NO STALEMATE AFTHER Qxa1..  this puzzle should be reported because this is mistake

but it's h8=B isnt it?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #14

SCORE: 100%
My Score: 2228 (+16)
• 18 months ago · Quote · #15

curse you camembert. freaking camembert. oh you'll get yours. oh yeah you will...

• 14 months ago · Quote · #16

There are so few instances in which promoting to a Bishop is called for.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #17

wow missed the bishop promotion.

• 9 months ago · Quote · #18

héhé Too quick I take A Queen But with the queen is a draw :(

• 7 months ago · Quote · #19

Yaaay I'm one of the best =))

• 5 months ago · Quote · #20

As I've said before, this sort of thing should be in a separate study section.