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Kevin Bonham
06-02-2011, 05:11 PM
This was posted on the Susan Polgar blog:

4R3/kp3p2/pb6/q3B3/2P2p2/1P6/P5rp/1K1Q4 w - - 0 1

"White to move. How can White save this game?"

White can actually do a tad better than "save" - and it's not that difficult to see how.

Unfortunately because Polgar doesn't post solutions we probably won't find out if the win was omitted deliberately or accidentally.

Garrett
06-02-2011, 05:39 PM
Save the full point lol

Zwischenzug
06-02-2011, 05:47 PM
I saw 1.Bb8+ Ka8 2.Bxf4 Ka7 3.Bb8+ Ka8 4.Bxh2+ Ka7 5.Bb8+ Ka8 6.Bc7+ Ka7 7.Qd8 but it loses for white.

Zwischenzug
06-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Hooray! I found it!

Continuing from my idea above, 1.Bb8+ Ka8 2.Bc7+ Ka7 3.Ra8+ Kxa8 4.Qd8+ Ka7 5.Qb8#

Kevin Bonham
07-02-2011, 12:01 AM
I'd also be interested to know if this was from a real game and if so what black's last move was.

Igor_Goldenberg
08-02-2011, 08:50 AM
I'd also be interested to know if this was from a real game and if so what black's last move was.
1...Ka7:lol: :lol:

MichaelBaron
09-02-2011, 11:39 AM
I think the blog is aimed at beginners so no need to look for a tricky complicated solution :)

Kevin Bonham
09-02-2011, 07:43 PM
I think the blog is aimed at beginners so no need to look for a tricky complicated solution :)

I get the impression the puzzles there are generally a fair bit above beginner level and this was one of the easiest ones.

Frankly if you can see the first two moves of the simplest forced draw, the #5 is only one level of complexity up from that.

moremover
12-05-2013, 09:53 AM
to Kevin Bonham :
1.Bb8+ Ka8
2.Bc7+ Ka7
3.Ra8+ Kxa8
4.Qd8+ Ka7
5.Qb8#
... it is a very easy mate , but can you find the first 8 moves of my chessproblem at youtube.com :
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James Peirce
21-12-2016, 09:30 AM
Marshall vs Marco 1904 Monte Carlo, white to play
3339

21-12-2016, 04:01 PM
I must be getting weaker. I don't see it. Maybe I will if I set it up on a board at home. ...b1 =Q looks very strong!

Desmond
21-12-2016, 06:04 PM
Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?

James Peirce
21-12-2016, 08:20 PM
Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?
First move is correct, after Re7 black played Ka7

James Peirce
22-12-2016, 01:05 PM
Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?
Re7 Ka7. Re8 c6

jammo
22-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Re7 Ka7. Re8 c6

then Ra8+ Kb6, Rxa2 b1=Q, b8=Q+ Bxb8, Rb2+ Qxb2, Na4+

Kevin Bonham
22-12-2016, 10:19 PM
Nice. Hadn't seen this before. In fact white went on to win after black misplayed the (drawn) ending.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.c3 d3 6.O-O d6 7.Qxd3
Nf6 8.b4 Bb6 9.a4 a6 10.Re1 Ng4 11.Ra2 Nge5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5
13.Qg3 Nxc4 14.Qxg7 Rf8 15.e5 Nxe5 16.Kh1 Be6 17.Rae2 Qe7
18.f4 Nd3 19.f5 Ne5 20.fxe6 fxe6 21.Bh6 Qxg7 22.Bxg7 Rf5
23.Bxe5 Rxe5 24.Rxe5 dxe5 25.g3 Rd8 26.Kg2 Rd3 27.Rxe5 Kf7
28.Re2 Be3 29.Rc2 Bh6 30.Rf2+ Ke7 31.Rf3 Rd1 32.Rf1 Rd3 33.Rf3
Rd1 34.Na3 Rc1 35.c4 Ra1 36.c5 Bc1 37.Nc4 Rxa4 38.Ne5 Bb2
39.Nd3 Bc3 40.Rf4 a5 41.Rh4 axb4 42.Rxh7+ Kd8 43.Nf4 b3
44.Nxe6+ Kc8 45.c6 Be5 46.cxb7+ Kb8 47.Nc5 Ra2+ 48.Kh3 b2
49.Re7 Ka7 50.Re8 c6 51.Ra8+ Kb6 52.Rxa2 b1=Q 53.b8=Q+ Bxb8
54.Rb2+ Qxb2 55.Na4+ Kb5 56.Nxb2 c5 57.Kg2 c4 58.Kf3 c3 59.Nd3
Kc4 60.Ne1 Kd4 61.h4 Bd6 62.g4 Be7 63.g5 Ke5 64.Kg4 Bf8 65.Nc2
Ke4 66.h5 Kd3 67.Na1 Ke4 68.h6 Ke5 69.Kh5 Kf5 70.Nc2 Bd6
71.Nd4+ Ke4 72.Ne2 c2 73.g6 Ba3 74.g7 Kd3 75.g8=Q Kxe2 76.Qa2
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