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# 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 Tfor the new puzzle .

• #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

• #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.

• #18

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 ?

• #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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