3/4/2011 - D. Joseph, British Chess Magazine 1922

  • #201

    This might be the dumbest puzzle...what was the goal???

  • #202
    LegoPirate wrote:
    Arizonaboy wrote:
    remf3 wrote:

    Can someone explain why you wouldn't have 7. Qxa1?


     Because that would be stalemate


    Someone said that already.


     Thanks, I didn't see that before I posted, but I did notice that pretty quickly after reading the following posts

  • #203

    Oh i get it now-a stalemate! Ofcourse:)

  • #204

    Nice puzzle.

  • #205

    why didn't black play kxb6?

  • #206

    WHAT?

  • #207

    why like that

  • #208

    Why not 7. Qh2+?

  • #209
    LTIUAFO wrote:

    Why not h2 with the FIRST move? Looks to accomplish the same end only quicker.


    axb and both sides get a queen and black has an extra pawn.

  • #210

    Why did black give up his queen?

  • #211

    Had seen this puzzle long time ago :)

  • #212

    about 1000th !!!! lol. Loads of problems with this, king cud hav taken pawn at the beginning and i dont understand y the white king didnt just take the black king and get a checkmate from there!

  • #213

    wow good puzzle...

  • #214

    why does the queen gose to e8

  • #215

    Woah. Tough tough tough...

  • #216
    diogens wrote:
    sen_kwan wrote:

    this is the answer who have a question why black's king didnt take b6 pawn..

     

    and this is the answer who have a question why not bxa6..

     


    To the second question is not a draw. Black moves Qb8+ and wins the game


    oh yes my mistake.. im already change it.. final move Qb8+

  • #217

    People are so stupid. 4/5 person say that this puzzle doesnt work and is stupid and that the moves make no sense. none of them really analyze or read the posts below before making an opinion on the puzzle. Thats pathetic, and it discourages me. They don't understand that ALL THE DAILY PUZZLES work, except the ones bugged.

  • #218

    trash puzzle black king would have taken pawn even ignoring that once white had queen he should have simply moved his king from 8th file

  • #219
    Kranosay wrote:

    trash puzzle black king would have taken pawn even ignoring that once white had queen he should have simply moved his king from 8th file


    I'm having trouble deciding if you're really bad or you're just joking.  The whole point of black not taking the pawn on b6 is to prevent white from playing Qxa1 when both players promote. 

     

    Also if white moves king from 8th file right after promoting black plays Qxh8.

  • #220
    mitemakeswrite wrote:

    why didn't the king take the pawn on b6 to begin with?


     That would practically result to an easy ending for the white. After Kxb6, white would answer h4 all the way to queening.  Black's a6 pawn can reach a1 but will be simply eaten by white's queen.   

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