One little step to save the king!
habbiton, in posting #31 finds a good response for black - advance the h pawn to h4. Unfortunately, advancing 2 squares after having advanced that pawn is not a legal move. And getting there in 2 moves gives white multiple ways to defuse that attack. I like1.g4 h5, 2.d8=Q hxg4, 3.hxg4 and black is down a queen.or1.g4 h5, 2.d8=Q h4, 3.Qxh4 Rh1+, 4.Kg3 Rxh4, 5.Kxh4. and black is down a rook.
Edit - whoops. 4. ... Rxh4 is impossible --- white's pawn at h3 is in the way. Even worse for black.
In both lines White simply plays 3 Qd4+ winning Black's rook!
Nice 'n' easy
How was this not easy? only way to avoid mate...
It is very easy!
Very nice puzzle.
Please Don't post the answer of the sum in the first page itself as all of them who are trying to solve is coping for the answer. Please Dont do it anymore,Newba
Thank You. By the Way,The puzzle was good!
Sometime nowin is better!
I can't for the life of me understand why this should be a problem. When the puzzle board settles, the comment section is out of sight. What would you expect people to post on the first page - 'FIRST', 'FIRST PAGE' or something similar ? If you catch a glimpse of the comments, just don't read them !
yeah, how easy to fall into a trap and to lose a winning match...
so thanks for the defending title.
and how easy to make people happy being on page 1! Suggest: make page 1 a lot longer and get more people happy each day...