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    White to move and win (composition)

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    White to move and win. A little composition I made last night. Quite looking like a real OTB endgame I would say.
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    Tricky This continuation (in white) is interesting.

    In it, the knight reappears.
    1. b8=Q+ Kxa1 2. Kb6 Kb1 3. Kc5+ Ka1 4. Kb4 Kb2 5. Qh2+ Kb1 6. Kb3 a1=N+ 7. Kc3 Nc2 8. Qxc2+ Ka1 9. Qb2# *

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus View Post
    Tricky This continuation (in white) is interesting.

    In it, the knight reappears.
    1. b8=Q+ Kxa1 2. Kb6 Kb1 3. Kc5+ Ka1 4. Kb4 Kb2 5. Qh2+ Kb1 6. Kb3 a1=N+ 7. Kc3 Nc2 8. Qxc2+ Ka1 9. Qb2# *


    Yes, this is correct. The only point is of course that 2.Kb6! wins two tempi which is exactly enough to win the position. However, Black should not cooperate like this with 3...Ka1 but instead play 3...Kc1!? hoping that White does not regroup the queen correctly. On 3...Kc2?! 4.Qh2+! is correct and after 4...Kb1 5.Kb4 (or Kc4) a1=Q 6.Kb3 we get to the solution quicker. After 3...Kc1!? instead White must play 4.Qe5 (or 4.Qf4+) Kb1 5.Qe1+ Kb2 6.Qd2+ Kb1 7.Kb4 a1=Q 8.Kb3 Qc3+ (hopeless as anything else) 9.Kxc3 (not 9.Qxc3 stalemate!) Ka1 10.Qb2+ checkmate. In your line a knight reappears, but of different breed (black Stallion).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper Norgaard View Post
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    White to move and win. A little composition I made last night. Quite looking like a real OTB endgame I would say.
    So, I believe that the first movement is forced, with the promotion to Dama by white with check.
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    Just putting the solution from Agent Smith and Jesper into the PGN viewer:

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    I will use the PGN viewer to share some chess compositions.
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