# Can you solve this puzzle?

When you enter "Theme" of creating a puzzle, you have to check the "Puzzle" icon tick thing.

Under the Theme heading there should be a Puzzle, Co-ordinates and Flip board.

Have fun puzzling.

my puzzle

lnwnl έγραψε:

Yuri Averbakh's puzzle

White wins.

The only trouble with this, is that due to the outside passed pawn white has a second winning move, namely 1.Kf3 - although in the end he will still have to resort to the c4-c5 break.

pfren wrote:
lnwnl έγραψε:

Yuri Averbakh's puzzle

White wins.

The only trouble with this, is that due to the outside passed pawn white has a second winning move, namely 1.Kf3 - although in the end he will still have to resort to the c4-c5 break.

This differs from position 649 in Averbakh's Comprehensive Chess Endings / Pawn Endings only in the white king being on g3 instead of f3 (White to play in both).

Averbakh presents a large number of such positions that differ from chess problems in that duals are not ruled out of order.

I think I was once taken to task by @Arisktotle for referring to chess problems as "puzzles" and if I remember rightly he opined that a "puzzle" need not conform with the usual conventions for "problems". I note @lnwnl also refers to it as a "puzzle", so maybe the dual can be acceptable in this case.

"Puzzle" has no definition by chess problemists and it should therefore be taken from an english dictionary. The one that applies to our territory is: "a problem or question that you have to answer by using your skill or knowledge". Which means that you should be able to solve the puzzle with sufficient knowledge, skill plus an investment of energy. When the presentation, interaction and answer checking for the puzzle are all performed with a digital interface then it should be up to that task. This is notably not the case when:

(a) the puzzle is wrong and therefore can't test your knowledge or skill

(b) the puzzle has multiple solutions and the digital interface can't approve more than one, while invalidating the correct one you picked.

Both points are weak spots in the chess.com interface. I can enter a #4 puzzle which has no solution and I can enter a solution which is not a proper solution. There is no way to tell it what "checkmate in 4 moves" means and let it independently generate a #4 solution. Also you can't tell it to permit more than one correct solution - it will always reject one.

So the issue is not as much that "puzzles" are broader than "problems" but that chess.coms puzzle interface is uncapable of decently supporting both of them. No way to make it deal with Averbakh's creation whatever status you assign to the challenge.

I solved the puzzle in a few attempts.

all puzzles

are very easy 1st attempt solved but it showed wrong i had more good moves pls analyze

MARattigan wrote:
polar_cub wrote:

thanks

To post a puzzle click on the quarter size chessboard above the edit area and enter the position and/or moves per instructions. Then click "Details", "Theme" and the checkbox for "Puzzle" and insert.

To make a puzzle you'd have to ask someone like @Arisktotle.

Thanks a lot!!

Good puzzle.

I got it correct!!!!!

PawnStormerE11 wrote:

# Can you solve this puzzle?

Moves 6 and 7 in your solution are the typical moves of a low rated player.

You should have stuck with what you recently learned from the textbook instead of trying to add your own BS. Most non-beginners would play 6.Qb8 instead of wasting two tempi on the completely useless capture of black's h pawn.

Save white

Hecho