When I am hungry

  • #1

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #2

    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 ?

  • #3

    Well, black can't really play g2 here, but maybe that's his only try...

    21 ...g2

    22. Qd3+ Ka2

    23. Qd5+ Kb1

    24. Qxg2

  • #4
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  • #5

    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:

    21...Ka2

    22. Qe6+ Kb1

    23. Qf7

    Here is the stall tactic.  Black cannot play 23...Qa2? Qf3! and all moves lead to Qd1#

    23...e2

    24. Qf5+ Ka2

    25. Qe6+ Kb1

    26. Qxe2 Ka2

    27. Qe6+ Kb1

    28. Qf7

    etc.  See if that gets you all the way to the end!  Good luck.

  • #6

    white to move and win 31 points of material!

  • #7

    Thanks to Caiello  Tfor the new puzzle Smile.

  • #8
    zirtoc wrote:

    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:

    21...Ka2

    22. Qe6+ Kb1

    23. Qf7

    Here is the stall tactic.  Black cannot play 23...Qa2? Qf3! and all moves lead to Qd1#

    23...e2

    24. Qf5+ Ka2

    25. Qe6+ Kb1

    26. Qxe2 Ka2

    27. Qe6+ Kb1

    28. Qf7

    etc.  See if that gets you all the way to the end!  Good luck.


    You gave the right idea !

    The rest of the solution will be:

     

  • #9

    Yes , of course you are right , I got a little crazy from so much moves Tongue out

  • #10

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #11

    Actually knowing it was a problem, the first move was easy.  What I couldnt see was the zugzwang later on.  Elegant though.

  • #12

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #13

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #14

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #15

    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).

  • #16
    Sherlocks_Holmes wrote:

     

     

    .   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.

  • #17
    zirtoc wrote:

    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:

    21...Ka2

    22. Qe6+ Kb1

    23. Qf7

    Here is the stall tactic.  Black cannot play 23...Qa2? Qf3! and all moves lead to Qd1#

    23...e2

    24. Qf5+ Ka2

    25. Qe6+ Kb1

    26. Qxe2 Ka2

    27. Qe6+ Kb1

    28. Qf7

    etc.  See if that gets you all the way to the end!  Good luck.


     This puzzle was hilarious. When I saw it I thought it was impossible.Laughing

  • #18

     

    Thanks for the good words Embarassed

    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 ?

     

  • #19
    Sherlocks_Holmes wrote:

     

     

    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.

  • #20

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

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