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# 8/13/2010 - White to Play and Win

• #101

cool and calculated good one

• #102
player0410 wrote:

after the pawn promotion why didn't white play Bb6

Because after 1. ... a1=N+!; 2. Bb6#??? Black plays 2. ... Knight takes King, leaving White with a permanent weakness. Not a move you see very often.

• #103

better than it looked at first..

• #104

This puzzle makes no sense to me.  Yes, if black takes the bishop he draws.... that's exactly what he's trying to do.   Obviously he can't win, he only has a bishop.  He is playing for a draw, and he could get it by taking the bishop on turn 6 since you can't checkmate with two knights.

• #105

stupid, boring puzzle

• #106

But why would Black get a knight instead of a Queen?  :s

• #107

wow.......

• #108
Frankdawg wrote:

6... Bxf4 looks like a draw to me as it would be 2 knights vs a bishop pawnless both ways, and if it is not a draw white has a nasty can of worms to deal with I don't see an easy way for white to mate if bishop takes bishop and I'm pretty sure black could snag one of the knights with his bishop b4 he got himself mated drawing it.

then nc4#

• #109
znagler wrote:

This puzzle makes no sense to me.  Yes, if black takes the bishop he draws.... that's exactly what he's trying to do.   Obviously he can't win, he only has a bishop.  He is playing for a draw, and he could get it by taking the bishop on turn 6 since you can't checkmate with two knights.

after that is nc4 checkmate...

• #110

Like with every puzzle, the people that think black blundered don't understand what's going on.  Amazing puzzle.

• #111

• #112

good puzzle

• #113

But why would Black get a knight instead of a Queen?  :s

Isn't it dark under that bridge?

• #114
Frankdawg wrote:

6... Bxf4 looks like a draw to me as it would be 2 knights vs a bishop pawnless both ways, and if it is not a draw white has a nasty can of worms to deal with I don't see an easy way for white to mate if bishop takes bishop and I'm pretty sure black could snag one of the knights with his bishop b4 he got himself mated drawing it.

That would lead to 7. Nc4!#

• #115

very nice indeed.

• #116

Stupid puz!!!  STU to the PID!!!

~The Doctor

• #117

Very nice one! No redundant move! Every move is ONLY and ACCURATE. Especially bf4, that's the beautiful move of this game! A wonderful coordination of the whole three white pieces. It is beyond my logic

• #118

Now that is what I call "Correct follow through." and very enjoyable INDEED.

Thank you very much, gentlemen!!

• #119

Who accepts a knight?

• #120

y didnt black promote queen

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