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Player: Australia  Zahnarzt Subject: 2nd Position


2011-07-04 11:54:34
This position is from master play, but don’t search for it in a database Set it up on your chess set and attempt to solve it for yourself. The solution is quite remarkable.
kr1r4/7p/2bqp1p1/p7/1Pp1PP1P/K1B1nNPB/PP5R/RN2Q3 w
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Black is to play and checkmate. Show us some lucid variations please so the solution is clear to all.
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16Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-07 12:00:09
Maria and Fireknight, you\'ve stolen my thunder Both quite correct and pretty quickly too. Was it too easy for you or was the previous problem too much of a hint? I don\'t know if solving composed problems helps much with practical play, but in this case the ideas were very similar. The finish was quite Tal-ish exto. One of my favourite players. However the position was from Koskinen-Kasman, Helsinki 1967. Now I will post my 3rd position on a new forum but one last thing. wiggle2 I inadvertantly ruined the other forum that had your problem. Shall I post it here now?

17Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-09 08:20:30
If extopian and I understand you correctly wiggle2, we have to work out the board 2 moves ago from here; it\'s black to move now :
8/8/8/8/3P4/PPk5/NN6/2K5 w
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18Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-09 08:28:46
Hmmm. The Na2 giving check now must have come from b4. Also the Black king couldn\'t have been the last Black piece to move because there\'s no square he could come from So White must have captured a piece on a2 to give check in this position, and the piece must have just moved there. It\'s a hard one!

19Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-09 11:44:25
If we could edit our own posts, the forums wouldn\'t make sense after we’d removed all the silly things we’ve said. Maybe they don’t make sense anyway. Meanwhile how about this?
8/8/N7/5b2/3P4/PPk5/1N6/2K5 w
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1... Bb1 2.Nb4 Ba2 3.Na2+ The knight could have been at c6 too. And Blacl\'s bishop could be anywhere along that diagonal except b1. If this is right then the solution is cooked. ie. multiple solutions.

20Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-11 09:53:49
angelfish is a citizen of the world wiggle2. One moment he\'s from one place and the next moment from another. Perhaps he travels around in space and time in a special phone box like Dr Who

21Australia  Zahnarzt2011-07-11 09:56:13
Do White and Black have to be playing good moves or only legal moves wiggle2?

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