A 5-men masterpiece

  • #1

     A wonderful composition, with incredibly rich content, given the very limited material available.

    Computers think for a very long time before solving that one, but a human can make it in little time.

  • #2

    ....

  • #3

    Not sure if the program glitched when you were using it or something, but it doesn't give the position as a draw - it shows Kc5 as a win in 21.

  • #4
    Tyzer wrote:

    Not sure if the program glitched when you were using it or something, but it doesn't give the position as a draw - it shows Kc5 as a win in 21.


    Indeed, now it gives win in 21. I guess it was a temporary electro-brainfart. Thanks for it, I have corrected the description.

  • #5

    excellent puzzle

  • #6

    that is excellent command of the king. 

  • #7

    good composition but rather difficult for a five man composition!

  • #8

    Now when this position pops up, I'll just say 'Mate in 29. are you really sure you want to continue with this?"

  • #9

    It's amazing that there is exactly one winning (as in not a draw) first move for white. And again on moves 4, 5, and 7.

  • #10

    Brilliant!

  • #11

    good post,

    I would like to work more on these zugzwang, triangulation things,

    and pfren, silly question alertEmbarassed,

    are composed puzzles more helpful, so as to stress on a certain endgame topic, or are puzzles from actual game situations better set-up to focus on an endgame subjectUndecided

  • #12

    Valeu Mestre ! Interessante !!!

  • #13

    Wonderful puzzle!! Exactly the kind im lookinf for. Do ou have any advice on how to improve from 1599 FIDE to 2000 Fide in 2-3 years

  • #14

    1. Kc5Threatening to trap the kinight, so Black's reply is forced.

    1... Nc72. Kd6Ne8+3. Ke7Ng7

    (3... Nc74. Kf7and the pawn promotes. )

    4. Bg6Black's knight is totally dominated by Bishop+King, but the Black King still has a move to do. Here comes the ingenious zugzwang idea:

    7. Ke5

    e5Kh7(7. Kg6?Ne6and Black draws easily. )

    7... Kh78. Ke4!A small triangulation to pass the move to Black.

    8... Kh89. Kf4  Kh7

    Kh710. Kg4!Kh811. g6...and the knight which escaped from a8, is trapped on the other corner of the board. 

     

    Kh7

  • #15

    I hope it's readable.Thanks for sharing it!

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