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Main » 2013 » January » 21 » 15
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You probably played this/similar position many times -
but only a few people know how to play it right!
White to move and win
 
Category: A puzzle a day... | Views: 885 | Added by: tgf
Total comments: 7
1  
This game does come up frequently, you end up 'walking the pig' to win

1. h2-g3 f8-e7 2. h6-g7 a1-c3 3. g3-f4 c3-e1 4. g7-f8 e1-b4 5. f8x d6 b4xe7 6. h8-g7 e7-f8 7. g7-d4 f8-e7 8. d4-e5 e7-f8 9. f4-g5 
If 3....e7-d6 4. f4-g5 d6-e5  5. g5-f6 c3-a1 6. f6xd4 a1xe5 7. g7-f8
                        If 4 ....d6-c5 5. g5-f6 c3-a5 6. g7-f8

2  
1. h2-g3 f8-e7 2. h6-g7
what if I move e7-d6?

3  
It does come out to a draw, difficult but a draw non the less

4  
1.h2-g3? f8-e7
2.h6-g7 e7-d6 ( 2...a1-c3 3.g3-f4 c3-e1 4.g7-f8 e1-b4 )
3.g3-f4 a1-c3
4.f4-g5 ( 4.g7-f8 c3-b4 5.f8:c5 b4:g3= ) 4...d6-c5
5.g5-f6 ( 5.g7-f8 c3-a5 6.f8:b4 a5:h6= ; 5.g5-h6 c5-d4 6.g7-f8 c3-a1 7.h8:c3 a1:h8= )
5...c3-d2!!
6.c1:e3 a3-b2
7.e3-f4 b2-c1
8.f4-e5 c1-b2
9.g7-f8 b2-a3
10.f8:b4 a3:h4=

5  
1. c1-d2!!  a3-b2 2. d2-e3 f8-e7 3. e3-f4 e7-d6 4. h8-d4
If 4 .... d6-c5 5. d4xb6 b2-c1 6. b6-d4 c1xg5 7. h6xf4 a1xg3 8. h2xf4 White Wins
If 4 .... b2-c1 5. d4-h8 c1xg5 6. h6xf4 White Wins

Thanks, this was good.

6  
This puzzle was created by the great Vasiliy Sokov in 1938

7  
Puzzles like this raise the general level of the player, they make one study in-depth and come out stronger as the result.
Those who do not participate lose from the missed brain-storm, seeing the solution is not the same as agonizing to find it.

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