10/6/2012 - G. Slepian, 1981

darlochessenthusiast

As white you would eventually need to know how to checkmate with a bishop and a knight.  I know that this is possible, but I do not know how to force it.  This is not much of a problem, because I have never even seen a possition which needed this before this puzzle!

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John_A53

then you gotta get him with a bishop and a knight. Not easy but possible.

tanmay_chakrabarti

good one indeed.

abekiroz

nice one

vanhafford

Nice Queen Sacrifice leading to a overwhelming Knight Fork, forking black's Queen and King!  Thanks for the lesson!

garynew

was it a draw or what?

cooldudeti
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Hayleegurl

Call me naive, but isn't the point of Chess to capture the KING?  1. Q-f1 leads to eventual stalemate, even if it is the most logical move, it's NOT the best.  I don't think the material left (W-KNB vs lone king) can force in 50 if this move is used...

Versek

Nice! But it would be rather difficul to mate with a knight and bishop only

Hayleegurl

btw, if: 4 ... K-e3, black will win (white must, eventually give up opposition, and when that happens, a pawn will promote).

MDCCP

Cool :) !

Ghost79

very easy for a saturday.

MilosCvarak
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MilosCvarak

idraz

nice

Rock2907

Nice!

marsuplami

following move is that no pawn can be queened while W saves his pieces

Ray-D-OActive

Couldn't see the logit !!!

ilovechess234

great problem!

mandana25

beautiful :)