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    Interesting little endgame study III

    Here's one that Lloyd Fell showed me about 15 years ago. I'm ashamed to admit that, once again, I have no idea who the author is so am unable to give due credit. Come to think of it, I can't even remember whether the composer put the White pawn on h2 or h3 (makes no difference to the solution). White to play and win. Hint:The Learning Triangle! may help you beat Black's defensive idea. Then again it may not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirty
    Here's one that Lloyd Fell showed me about 15 years ago. I'm ashamed to admit that, once again, I have no idea who the author is so am unable to give due credit. Come to think of it, I can't even remember whether the composer put the White pawn on h2 or h3 (makes no difference to the solution). White to play and win. Hint:The Learning Triangle! may help you beat Black's defensive idea. Then again it may not.

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    Sorry, didn't even look at the position....the Learning Triangle!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirty
    Here's one that Lloyd Fell showed me about 15 years ago. I'm ashamed to admit that, once again, I have no idea who the author is so am unable to give due credit. Come to think of it, I can't even remember whether the composer put the White pawn on h2 or h3 (makes no difference to the solution). White to play and win. Hint:The Learning Triangle! may help you beat Black's defensive idea. Then again it may not.

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    This position but one move earlier - that is with the BK on a7 and the WP on b5 - is shown as diagram 6.13A on p86 of Muller and Lamprecht's "Secrets of Pawn Endings". They then give the moves 1.b6+;Kb8 giving rise to the position above. They describe it as "After Joseph, British Chess Magazine, 1922" so it is possible that Joseph's position was the one you have quoted. But M and L don't say anything about Learning Triangles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis_Jessop
    This position but one move earlier - that is with the BK on a7 and the WP on b5 - is shown as diagram 6.13A on p86 of Muller and Lamprecht's "Secrets of Pawn Endings". They then give the moves 1.b6+;Kb8 giving rise to the position above. They describe it as "After Joseph, British Chess Magazine, 1922" so it is possible that Joseph's position was the one you have quoted. But M and L don't say anything about Learning Triangles!
    1.b6+! Kb8! is a lovely little prologue so, yes, Lloyd could well have shown me Joseph's original.

    As for The Learning Triangle, a couple of months ago in the shoutbox Belthasar posted a link to the Time Cube! Its originator, Gene Ray, is a first-class fruitcake who has inspired many parodies, including the one that kind of reminded me of the solution to this study, The Learning Triangle!

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    Great study. (Brilliantly subtle clue! )

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