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

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 assume you mean bxa6 as the first move for white? The b pawn will promote before white's h pawn after b5, so black will win from this position.

1. bxa6 b5 2. h4 b4 3. b3 h5 4. b2 h6 5. b1(Q) and the queen prevents h7.

Couldn't the King just move out the way, Checkmate?

Rafnar wrote:

yeah can someone tell why the king didn't take the pawn on b6 in the beeginning?

Post #40 (bottom of page 2) covers this line along with most others. Basically the h pawn will promote before the a pawn, but this time if black promotes with a1(Q), the white queen simply takes it (ie Qh8xQa1) and there is no stalemate to prevent it as in the puzzle. It will actually take white a little bit longer to win in practice, but it is much more likely that white will make a mistake playing it the other way, where there is only one winning move each turn until the last one.

yeah me having same question y didnt king take b6 at beginning?

because you can't queen on a1 after white queens on h8 as long as there is no stalemate, it's a complicated concept called "diagonal".

PatternRecognition wrote:

Couldn't the King just move out the way, Checkmate?

I almost fell for that one too.. however QxQ !

Phenomenal moves to ensure the victory.

alach11 wrote:
mitemakeswrite wrote:

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

Because white is going to promote first.  In the real game the reason white can't immediately capture black's queen after promoting is because that will make it a stalemate.

If black takes the pawn on b6 white be be able to just capture black's queen and win easily.

Very nice puzzle & a good Q & equally good explanation!

Thanks to all ! :-)

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..

broblematik puzzle

canfused

balck offered his queen to whites queen idky he didnt take it ..y did he even offer to exchange when he would just lose his queen..

good.

eat

Okay puzzle

stupid

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