3/10/2012 - White to Draw

ndskykng
edgy_rhinx wrote:

Why not 1. .. Qxh3 ?!


1.. Qxh3 means the queen will be put in danger after Rf2 and Bxh2.  The mating net isn't set up properly then.

mraustinp wrote:

Pretty sure this isn't a draw....Anyone care to work this out further?

Clearly White's first move has to avoid checkmate... Options being what?

bishop to h3
pawn to h3

Anything else? I think King to g1 will result in a win for black...Having looked that over closely but that is my first hunch.

What is black's next move if playing for a win?


Pawn to h3 loses to Bxh3, setting up pins and forks throughout

 


White has to deal with the black mating threats first before he can even address a4/a5.

 

Anyone who thinks this isn't a draw isn't seeing Black's threats properly.

 

PJAJ4321

why is this a draw?!

chessleogeo

I do not get this puzzle at all

diagonal

Was this from a practical game or just a puzzle?

JoshuaChess960

This one is so far the hardest daily puzzle I have ever seen

TheSkyBluePN3

Fantastic Game Saving. Nice. :)

winaxpc

Beautiful!

freebie
gutartas wrote:

I hope, that can help a bit


 Thanks for attempting to explain, but I'm still scratching my head.  It strikes me that even the way it's played out as you've shown, there could be a white pawn promotion, with white knight assistance.  It's just over my head.  But hey, an occasional puzzle like this is good!  2400 players are people too!  LOL!

quantumred

not able to make sense of it

abekiroz

Undecided

ricker23

This puzzle was very hard for me but I enjoyed the challenge!!!!!! Smile

loxatox

The puzzle ends with like half the game left.

AM96

dislike

bbrryy

move the rook to the right and you have checkmate

caniecane

Pffffff began to see dubbel

fireflies808

cool.

MsIceQueen

Wow this is one tough Ice puzzle.

SUPER_COMPUTER
pointless puzzle
xray

puzzling!

gtpro1

lol easy