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    Fantastic combination

    It is an endgame position, White being behind with 2 pawns it looks unlikely he will be able to do anything out of the ordinary, but still ... White moves and wins!

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    If anybody knows who is the author of this presumably constructed exercise, I would be very happy to know. I got it from a School Chess column of the Danish Chess Magazine maybe 30 years ago, delivered by the (then) promising talent Curt Hansen to the Column. But no author was given.

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    I dont know how to work that thing above (and without a board), but it looks pretty simple, white passes pawn and checks, then knight forks king and rook (I suppose that is how it goes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    I dont know how to work that thing above (and without a board), but it looks pretty simple, white passes pawn and checks, then knight forks king and rook (I suppose that is how it goes)
    You mean 1. f4+ Kf5 2. Nd4+ Kg4 3. Nxe6 which does win. What about 1.f4+ Kd5. Nf4 is not possible because of the pawn. I haven't worked it out (yet?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver
    You mean 1. f4+ Kf5 2. Nd4+ Kg4 3. Nxe6 which does win. What about 1.f4+ Kd5. Nf4 is not possible because of the pawn. I haven't worked it out (yet?).
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    solution in white:
    1.f4+ Kf5 2.f5 Bxf5 3.Nf4+ Ke5 4.Rd2 c6 5.Rd5+ cxd5 6.Nd3+ exd3 7.f4#
    Well known study, but can't remember the author
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    Thanks Igor. I think you have a couple of errors in your solution. Kf5 should be Kd5 and one other typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    Well known study, but can't remember the author
    Not really a difficult study once you get the idea of the checkmate, but a very pleasing finish. You got it right Igor, except for the typos of course.

    Too bad about the author, I had been waiting 30 years to know who he is. Well maybe Curt Hansen knows, but I don't get often to Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper Norgaard
    Not really a difficult study once you get the idea of the checkmate, but a very pleasing finish. You got it right Igor, except for the typos of course.
    I've seen it before (quite a few times and first long times ago).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper Norgaard
    Too bad about the author, I had been waiting 30 years to know who he is. Well maybe Curt Hansen knows, but I don't get often to Denmark.
    I'll try to remember to post when I come across it again.
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    Took me a minute and a half to get this one.

    Looks like 1.f4+, Kd5 2.f5 Bxf5 3.Nf4+ Ke5 4.R to the d-file, to threaten Rd5mate, forcing ...c6. Then comes 5.Rd5+!! cxd5 6.Nd3+!! exd3, then 7.f4 mate. White has managed to force Black to block all his only possible escape squares.

    I don't usually like problems, but this one was fun...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheroff
    PS Hey Igor, do you have a copy of Australian Chess Brilliancies yet????
    Not yet.
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    Finally found this study, just by stumbling over it.

    http://problem64.beda.cz/silo/cherne...magic_1943.pdf is quite a nice selection of 160 problems, and free at that. It turns out many of them composed by relatively unknown Russian composers, and lo and behold, on page 2 I find that A. S. KAKOVIN was the composer of that little gem. Never heard of the guy, but maybe as the Saavedra monk he could become world famous just from one single problem.

    And then again, no. Nobody heard of Kakovin, right?

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    Born in 1910, published about 400 studies, Soviet chess composition master, took part in 4 USSR championship (as a chess composer), once came 6th.
    I might've heard the name, but he is not very famous.
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    Cool

    Put another puzzle
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Please, please, Kaitlin?

    Here is a light little gem, White moves and wins - domination problem!

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    Supplementary question, why on earth is there a white pawn on b2?

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    Cool

    I would do:

    ????

    I hope this isnt an easy one ????
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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