View Full Version : Play like a girl

Jesper Norgaard
11-03-2011, 05:38 PM
Jennifer Shahade showed this wonderful problem in a video I watched recently. I can't give many hints (like the theme, can you guess the theme?) because it would reveal the solution too easily.

White to move and win:

5rk1/3qPn2/7p/7P/8/3B4/8/1K1R4 w - - 0 1

First move shouldn't be too difficult. Kaitlin?

Jennifer is certainly giving many reasons to think that playing like a girl is not so bad. :)

12-03-2011, 02:43 AM
Solved on site. Nice.

12-03-2011, 06:59 AM
a) 1...Kh8 2.exf8=R+ (not =Q because after Kxh7 and Rxd7 it's stalemate).
b) 1...Kxh7 2. exf8=N+
c) 1...Kg7 2.exf8=B+ Kxf8 3.Rxd7

12-03-2011, 09:23 AM
That's correct. Well done spotting a complication in 1st line!