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  1. #1
    CC International Master Jesper Norgaard's Avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Play like a girl

    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:

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    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.

  2. #2
    CC Candidate Master
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    Jun 2008
    Solved on site. Nice.

  3. #3
    CC Grandmaster Desmond's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    The island
    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
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

  4. #4
    CC Grandmaster
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    Nov 2005
    That's correct. Well done spotting a complication in 1st line!
    For private coaching (IM, four times VIC champion) call or SMS 0417519733
    Computer tells you what to play. Good coach explains why.

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