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Player: Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member Subject: Puzzle #9


2014-04-12 22:45:47

1R1B4/1K6/8/8/8/8/1k3p2/7r w
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ABCDEFGH



Can White still save this game? Try to find the right moves to salvage a draw. Good luck everyone. Answer will be on April 19, 2014.
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6Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member2014-04-12 22:46:40
Oops! Forgot to say that it\'s White to move. Sorry about that.-

7Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member2014-04-20 07:01:55
Well done windmill. It\'s not an easy puzzle but you got the solution right! Sorry for the delay in confirming your solution.


1R1B4/1K6/8/8/8/8/1k3p2/7r w
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ABCDEFGH



1.Kc8+!


1RKB4/8/8/8/8/8/1k3p2/7r w
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ABCDEFGH



1...Kc2


1RKB4/8/8/8/8/8/2k2p2/7r w
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ABCDEFGH



2.Rb7!


2KB4/1R6/8/8/8/8/2k2p2/7r w
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ABCDEFGH



2...f1Q


2KB4/1R6/8/8/8/8/2k5/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



3.Rc7+


2KB4/2R5/8/8/8/8/2k5/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



3...Kd3


2KB4/2R5/8/8/8/3k4/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



4.Rd7+


2KB4/3R4/8/8/8/3k4/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



4...Kc4


2KB4/3R4/8/8/2k5/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



If 4...Ke4 5.Re7+ and Black\'s king may not step onto the f6-square due to the discovered attack with Re1+.

5.Rc7+


2KB4/2R5/8/8/2k5/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



5...Kb5


2KB4/2R5/8/1k6/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



6.Rb7+


2KB4/1R6/8/1k6/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



6...Ka6


2KB4/1R6/k7/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



7.Rb6+


2KB4/8/kR6/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



7...Ka7


2KB4/k7/1R6/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



If 7...Ka5 8.Rb1+.

8.Rb7+


2KB4/kR6/8/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



8...Ka8


k1KB4/1R6/8/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



9.Rb8+


kRKB4/8/8/8/8/8/8/5q1r w
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ABCDEFGH



With a draw.
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8Canada  dsuttles2014-04-20 09:31:08
As per Windmill\'s second line, if the black king tries going the other way, you get this.


2KB4/4R3/5k2/8/8/8/8/5q1r w - - 0 1
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ABCDEFGH



Nice one, everyone.
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