Amazing (impractical) Problem

Scottrf

From a video by Roman Dzindzichashvili

http://www.chess.com/video/player/beauty-and-entertainment-1

rooperi

lol

Scottrf

Scottrf

This one is perhaps a bit more practical (and easier to solve).



Scottrf

Scottrf
Scottrf

Now I'm just going to fill this with problems I like...

chessplayer-2012
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Scottrf

Grow up.

chessplayer-2012
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chessplayer-2012
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Scottrf

Perhaps you should have read the title and not visited then? The only reason you clicked it was because I said that your other puzzle had multiple good solutions.

Anyway you're blocked because I don't want your useless spam on my threads.

naturalproduct

That was cool. How in the world could a set up like that ever happen come to be Smile

johnchen

Why not promote to a queen?

Lanky_9

@Johnchen

If promotes to a queen (assuming you're talking about post #8) white loses to Rg4+, which forks the king and queen, after which it becomes either a stalemate after either Qxg4 or Bxg4 as the Black king can't move to h5 and the pawn can't move, where as if it is a rook, then Rxg4 allows Kh5, so not a stalemate.

johnchen

@Lanky_9 Thanks! Smile I understand now. 

Scottrf

From TT, I actually think this one is quite useful:

eddysallin
Scottrf wrote:

From TT, I actually think this one is quite useful:

 

draw?

Scottrf

Yeah draw, black can't promote because of checks/the threat of checkmate.