Copyright 1991,1996, 1997, 1998 John Richard Coffey.
If you find any errors, then please let me know.- John.
Please use the links below to center the problems, find the solution, and to advance to the next problem.
1. g3 (to limit the squares of
the bishop.) Kf8 2. Nc4 Bb8 3.
Rb5 wins a pawn. (if 2. ... Bd4
then 3. Rc7 wins the pawn on a7
after the knight moves) Move like
2. ... Bc3+ 3. Kf1 delay things
but don't help much.
1. g5! with the indirect attack on
h3 by the bishop
on e6. If 1. ... Rg3+ 2. Kf2
and black has two pieces hanging.
1. ... Rh5 (pinning the pawn)
2. Rf5 pinning the knight. 2. ...
1. Qb2+ f6 2. Rxf6 forced
resignation. White threatens 3.
Rxf8 mate so if 2. ... Kg7 then at
the very least white has Rf5+
winning the blackqueen but he can
also play for mate with moves like
3. Rxg6+ eventually leading to
The easy way is 1. c7! Now if
either piece captures white wins a
piece. If instead 1. ... Re8 2.
Rxe5! wins a pieces because if 2.
... Rxe5 3. c8=Q. I have
determined that 1. Rxe5!! and 1. a5
also work, but they are more
1. Kc6 and now the bishop must
move away from the
king. If it moves to e7, f8,
e3, or f2 then a series of checks
the bishop by Qe4+ and then Qf5+
or Qf3+. If Ba7 then Qb5+ and then
wins the bishop. If Bg1, Qd2+
Kc4 Qc1+ wins on move 3.
White can queen his pawn if he can
stop the bishop
on h4 from guarding the d8
queening square. so 1. f4!
threatens 2. f5+
forcing the king to f6 blocking
the bishop If 1. ... Bf6??? 2.
if 1. ... Be7 then 2. Nxe7 wins
and queens the pawn on move 3.
Although white has a good material
it becomes much more decisive
once the black pawns start to drop,
also gives white passes pawns.
So 1. Rg4+ and there is no good way
defend the h6 pawn. 1. ... Kf7?
2. Bg6+ or any other move by the
king and then 2. Rg6 wins the
black pawn. If 1. ... Kh8 2. Rg6
3. Rh6+ wins the pawn and gives
white two passed pawns on the
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