3/1/2011 - Nikolai Zinoviev, Lisove gospodarsto, 1994

  • #181
    chuckchess wrote:

    Why not Rc1 as alternative?


    Bc2.

  • #182

    couldn't this have been accomplished via a number of different rook moves?

  • #183
    Daltivic wrote:

    alright, but there were some better counters for black ( I think), though they lost in the long run.


    What better counter?  Black's only hope was that White would take the Bishop and yield a stalemate.  The only spot White could have taken the Bishop and won was g8.

  • #184
    soothsayer8 wrote:

    couldn't this have been accomplished via a number of different rook moves?


    No, You aren't allow to take the bishop because of stalemate. Rg7 is the only move, all the others will not win as fast. If you dont have to play Rg7 you have to move one of your knights once. This makes it much more complicated

  • #185

    so easy

  • #186

    I thought the objective was to solve the puzzle not see who gets it first.

  • #187
    Maineac54 wrote:
    stevedavenati wrote:
    ...Just LOOK at the puzzle until it makes sense to you. Rg7 leads to mate next move, the only move that leads to mate in 2, because it pushes the bishop off the diagonal that defends against Rg8#. ...

    Rh1 ?


    Bg8.

    Now all you have is mate in 4!

  • #188

    OK!

  • #189

    easy

  • #190

    done already with this lolss

  • #191

    easy cheesy

  • #192

    very good

  • #193

    so nice

  • #194

    Very Nice Puzzle.

  • #195

    Too easy.

  • #196

    It seems there are all kinds of winning moves until you realize that if the black bishop is taken on any except the back rank, then it's stalemate !

  • #197

    good

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  • #199

    good

  • #200

    Interesting position

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