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Player: Philippines  LayZ Style Subject: Puzzle #8


2014-04-08 21:13:57
White needs to do something or throw in the the towel.


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With the right moves...white can still hope for a draw.

Answer will be given on April 16, 2014. Good luck! :)
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8Philippines  LayZ Style2014-04-12 22:37:53
I really appreciate the efforts you\'ve put into solving this puzzle. And again you\'re able to get the right solution in the end. Good work guys!!!

Here\'s the diagrams of the solution for the puzzle:


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1.Bxf4!


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Not 1.Be1? Qxe1 2.Kh2 h3 3.Qc2 Qg3+ 4.Kh1 Qxf3+ 5.Kh2 Qg3+ 6.Kh1 Qe1+ 7.Kh2 f3, which is hopeless for White, while 1.Rg8+? Kxg8 2.Bxf4 gives Black the additional option 2...Kg7, which, in fact, wins.

1...exf4


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2.Rg8+!


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2...Kxg8


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3.Qg6+


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3...Kf8


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3...Kh8? may even lose after 4.Qe8+ Kg7 5.Qxe7+ Kg8 6.Qg5+ Kf8 7.Qxf4+

4.Qf5+


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4...Kg7


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In case of 4...Ke8 White gives perpetual check on the light squares - the opposite colour from Black\'s bishop. 5.Qc8+ Kf7 (5...Bd8 6.Qe6+ Kf8 7.Qf5+=) 6.Qf5+ Ke8 7.Qc8+ =.

After the text move, it looks as if White\'s defensive resources are exhausted. However, he has one final idea.

5.Qg5+!!


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5...Kf7


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Since 5...Bxg5 is stalemate!

6.Qh5+


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6...Kf8


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7.Qf5+ 1/2 - 1/2


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9Philippines  LayZ Style2014-04-13 22:01:22
I\'m the one who should be thanking you for showing interest at the puzzles. Thank you!