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10/6/2012 - G. Slepian, 1981

  • #201

    Maybe a win for White.

  • #202

    probably last

  • #203
    SrujanSimha wrote    ... (see above, comment # 203.)

    well, black has other moves other than Kd3

  • #204
    jakester127 wrote:
    HourraPapa wrote:

    I think 1. Bb5+ is better... No ?

    If 1. ... Kd1, 2. Nf3+ wins. If 1. ... Kd2, 2. Nf3+ wins too. If 1. ... Ke3, 2. Nec2+ wins. And of course if 1. ... Qc4, 2. Bxc+ wins.

    No, 1Bb5+ is worse as 1. ..., Kd1, 2. Nf3+, fxg1+, 3. Nxg1, Qe6+ winning a knight and at least getting a draw.  Go back through the comments and you'll see.

    I don't see how a queen plus a pawn vs. a knight and a bishop is a draw :-p

  • #205

    great

  • #206
    SrujanSimha wrote:
     

    You missed a few comments here Srujan:  

    1......Kd1!  leads to 2.Nf3+, fxg1=Q,+ and Black wins

  • #207
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  • #208

    Nice puzzle!

  • #209
    JSSC wrote:

    It is easy. But we end up with a stelemate even though white has the upper hand

    But JSSC, with perfect play you can force mate with knight and bishop within 33 moves.

  • #210
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  • #211
    ClavierCavalier wrote:
    jakester127 wrote:
    HourraPapa wrote:

    I think 1. Bb5+ is better... No ?

    If 1. ... Kd1, 2. Nf3+ wins. If 1. ... Kd2, 2. Nf3+ wins too. If 1. ... Ke3, 2. Nec2+ wins. And of course if 1. ... Qc4, 2. Bxc+ wins.

    No, 1Bb5+ is worse as 1. ..., Kd1, 2. Nf3+, fxg1+, 3. Nxg1, Qe6+ winning a knight and at least getting a draw.  Go back through the comments and you'll see.

    I don't see how a queen plus a pawn vs. a knight and a bishop is a draw :-p

    Well, in this case, if white manages to hold out after the line given above, there is no way for him to win the black queen and still have enough material to mate assuming black plays somewhat decently with his queen.

  • #212

    Cool it couldnt  be easier

  • #213

    no good

  • #214

    no good

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