# Thread: White to play and "save"

1. ## White to play and "save"

This was posted on the Susan Polgar blog:

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"White to move. How can White save this game?"

White can actually do a tad better than "save" - and it's not that difficult to see how.

Unfortunately because Polgar doesn't post solutions we probably won't find out if the win was omitted deliberately or accidentally.

2. Save the full point lol

3. I saw 1.Bb8+ Ka8 2.Bxf4 Ka7 3.Bb8+ Ka8 4.Bxh2+ Ka7 5.Bb8+ Ka8 6.Bc7+ Ka7 7.Qd8 but it loses for white.

4. Hooray! I found it!

Continuing from my idea above, 1.Bb8+ Ka8 2.Bc7+ Ka7 3.Ra8+ Kxa8 4.Qd8+ Ka7 5.Qb8#

5. I'd also be interested to know if this was from a real game and if so what black's last move was.

6. Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
I'd also be interested to know if this was from a real game and if so what black's last move was.
1...Ka7

7. I think the blog is aimed at beginners so no need to look for a tricky complicated solution

8. Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
I think the blog is aimed at beginners so no need to look for a tricky complicated solution
I get the impression the puzzles there are generally a fair bit above beginner level and this was one of the easiest ones.

Frankly if you can see the first two moves of the simplest forced draw, the #5 is only one level of complexity up from that.

9. to Kevin Bonham :
1.Bb8+ Ka8
2.Bc7+ Ka7
3.Ra8+ Kxa8
4.Qd8+ Ka7
5.Qb8#
... it is a very easy mate , but can you find the first 8 moves of my chessproblem at youtube.com :
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10. Marshall vs Marco 1904 Monte Carlo, white to play
1k6-1Pp4R-8-2N1b3-8-6PK-rp5P-8.png

11. I must be getting weaker. I don't see it. Maybe I will if I set it up on a board at home. ...b1 =Q looks very strong!

12. Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?

13. Originally Posted by road runner
Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?
First move is correct, after Re7 black played Ka7

14. Originally Posted by road runner
Re7-e8-a8, b8=Q what am I missing?
Re7 Ka7. Re8 c6

15. Originally Posted by James Peirce
Re7 Ka7. Re8 c6
then Ra8+ Kb6, Rxa2 b1=Q, b8=Q+ Bxb8, Rb2+ Qxb2, Na4+