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James Peirce
02-07-2021, 05:22 PM
(Yes the board is the correct way round) :lol:

k7/3R4/4PPPP/P2P4/2P5/1K6/ppQppppp/qrbr4 w - - 0 1

Michael. I
02-07-2021, 06:26 PM
(Yes the board is the correct way round) :lol:

k7/3R4/4PPPP/P2P4/2P5/1K6/ppQppppp/qrbr4 w - - 0 1

Solution :):
1. Qd4 (any move by black)
2. d6+ Kb8
3. Qb7#

Kevin Bonham
02-07-2021, 06:36 PM
Solution :):
1. Qd4 (any move by black)
2. d6+ Kb8
3. Qb7#

I think you mean 1.Qe4 but it still doesn't work:

1. Qe4 e1=R
2. d6+ Rxe4

Also it is good practice on this board when posting solutions to use color tags:

{color=white} to open
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but with [] instead of {}

so that others who are thinking about the answer do not see it unless they want to. Example:

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Desmond
02-07-2021, 06:49 PM
White goes: 1. Ka4, 2.Qb3, 3.Qb7 mate, I don't see any defence.

Kevin Bonham
02-07-2021, 07:02 PM
but 1.Ka4 R moves 2.Qb3 d1=Q pins Q

Desmond
02-07-2021, 07:13 PM
ah nice, thanks KB. So 1.Kc3 runs into R moves and then 2. ... d1=Q. And 1.Ka3 runs into for example 1. ... e1=Q and 2. ...Qe3:hmm:

Desmond
02-07-2021, 07:18 PM
Ah so wherever the rook moves after 1.Ka4, you advance the pawn on that file. Eg. 1.Ka4 Rg1 2. g7 and wins

Kevin Bonham
02-07-2021, 07:24 PM
^^^
I think that's it (K not Q). Well done.

Michael. I
02-07-2021, 07:43 PM
Also it is good practice on this board when posting solutions to use color tags:

{color=white} to open
{/color} to close

but with [] instead of {}

so that others who are thinking about the answer do not see it unless they want to. Example:

Text in white here.

Thanks Kevin, I didn't know :) Is it the quote function that would allow the answer to be viewed? :)

Kevin Bonham
02-07-2021, 08:06 PM
Thanks Kevin, I didn't know :) Is it the quote function that would allow the answer to be viewed? :)

Highlighting the white text by dragging the cursor is the main way to see it (left click on mouse and hold down).

Michael. I
02-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Highlighting the white text by dragging the cursor is the main way to see it (left click on mouse and hold down).

Thanks :) Now where's the thumbs up emoji in the emoji list (as opposed to the icon list)? :wow: