1/1/2011 - Mikhail Afanasjevich Zinar, Special Prize Shakhmaty v SSSR 1977

alpha122alpha

you didn't really need to go through this entire sequence..

Alphastar18
qwik_draw wrote:

That was terrible.

I'll hazard the question, though:  Why not just pick up the h pawn and advance ours while both kings are up there midway through this?  Seems the time to get the queen and win.  Why work back down just to pick up the back material?  You'll get the queen before black can by far.


Because the black king will follow the white one, take up position on f7, and white's king is trapped on h7-h8 and no progress can be made.

didiz1016

also weird.

markhaigh

Long Puzzle. Good though - when you start to understand why the moves where made..........

jonnatuna

At 19 why wouldn't you do Kg7, then get black's h pawn then promote yours?

dcpattis

How do I copy this position to play it against a computer?

ChessDude4119

OK, a bit long..

riuryK

This must be New Year's joke.

Churrasqueira

Rogalentis

i doesn't understand 90% of the moves

muratgun

I love this puzzle. very nice

shashki

it's not solved. black still can have a draw or win.

frankkou

What the ????

FredDonaldson

wow. just wow.

didiz1016
ninjaguy56 wrote:

wow, longest puzzle ever


 yup

pauix
cottonycloud wrote:

I would just offer a draw because I would be too lazy to complete this sequence.

So would I, even though 6.Kxa4 and push my a-pawn seems a good plan for me.

reaz_03

can't understand! what's the logic?

kc2010

Boring

marmaladecat

Amazing vision.  It's all about White finding a path where he doesn't either stalemate or get boxed in by the opposing King.  If I understood this study I'd never lose a K+P endgame ever again! So that's my chess studying for 2011 sorted out ...

kc2010
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