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This puzzle is from a very old book and just here the page is damaged - the rest of the solution is unreadable . I am working on the case . Somebody to give a help ?
Well, black can't really play g2 here, but maybe that's his only try...
22. Qd3+ Ka2
23. Qd5+ Kb1
Ok, without playing ...g2, I think I've figured out how to force the dark-squared pawns. You have to weasel your queen up to f7 and force a pawn move. For example:
22. Qe6+ Kb1
Here is the stall tactic. Black cannot play 23...Qa2? Qf3! and all moves lead to Qd1#
24. Qf5+ Ka2
25. Qe6+ Kb1
26. Qxe2 Ka2
27. Qe6+ Kb1
etc. See if that gets you all the way to the end! Good luck.
Thanks to Caiello Tfor the new puzzle .
You gave the right idea !
The rest of the solution will be:
Yes , of course you are right , I got a little crazy from so much moves
Actually knowing it was a problem, the first move was easy. What I couldnt see was the zugzwang later on. Elegant though.
I take my deerstalker off to you, Sir. Delightful problems! And a most appropriate handle.
On that last one, I think there is a cook which may be a faster (but less pleasing) win. Needless to say this is the line I saw, having entirely missed the far nicer intended (I assume) solution (doh).
. When I first saw this puzzle , I thought - it is impossible !
This puzzle belongs to D.Relchhelm
white to play and win
the rest of the solution is coming soon
Truly wonderful! I have only just realised how black has exactly the starting material, which adds to the delight.
This puzzle was hilarious. When I saw it I thought it was impossible.
Thanks for the good words
About puzzle #17 - white can not play 1.Rc8 - there is 1...Qg1+ 2.Kxg1 a1Q+ ... and the win is for black . Is this what you mentioned Elroch ?
That is the line, but I am not convinced Qg1 wins for black.
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