horrible, horrible puzzle.
Don't answer the previous post, it has already been answered by the stalemate thing!
why didn't the king take the pawn on b6 to begin with?
because black wanted to have the threat of stalemate.
many solutions possible......controversial puzzle
You guys don't understand that it was the ONLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION? it has been wrote several times above here. It's not a controversial puzzle, it's just that you guys aren't leveled enough to understand his beauty.
Ok, this falls into a classic wth??? question. It's gotta be one of those "avoid a stalemate" series of moves.
Nice puzzle! That last move however was stupid to force, as white can take with queen as well as with the king :-)
The rest of the moves were forced however, pretty interesting tactics by both players.
that was dum that black gave up his queen
not bad of a puzzle, white doesn't want the draw and forces black to loose his queen in the proccess and finally a check mate at the end, but could've probably been avoided if black to the whites pawn in the first place thats what i would've done
For me, that was extremely hard. And it took me a really long time to realize the point was to avoid black achieving a draw... educational but as I said difficult for me.
9th or 10th or 11th........ i don't understand why black gave up his Queen?????????
I agree with you. K x Q then, Black king move to B8 and finally White king move to D8 or E8 and check mate.
I feel the soulution of this pussle is not the best one.. If white pawn at the begining cut the the black pawn...thats the best solution...
If I'm incorrect pls...correct me!!!
I agree, a really interesting puzzle, with white walking a tightrope to avoid letting black get away with a draw. All the moves are forced until the last one - I think (as previously suggested) 10...Qf4, 11. Kd7+ Qb8 12. Qa1+ Qa7 13. QxQa7# might have been a prettier finish. Or maybe 10...Qh4+, 11. QxQh4 Kb1, 12. Kd7 Ka1 13. Qd8# or Qh8#