10/6/2012 - G. Slepian, 1981

Lil-Wuzie
SrujanSimha wrote    ... (see above, comment # 203.)

well, black has other moves other than Kd3

ClavierCavalier
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

MrRiver

great

ericthefish
SrujanSimha wrote:
 

You missed a few comments here Srujan:  

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

margohl
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mathsninja

Nice puzzle!

mathsninja
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.

mathsninja
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jakester127
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.

stathiselemento

Cool it couldnt  be easier

crm250

no good

crm250

no good