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Copyright 1991,1996, 1997, 1998 John Richard Coffey.
If you find any errors, then please let me know.- John.
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3W0201
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3W0202
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3W0203
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3W0204
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3W0201
1. Nd5 and now c7 is threatened
with fork. So 1.
... Qd8 2. exf6 discovered
check. If a piece goes to e7 it is
lost, so
2. ... Kf7 3. Ng5+ Kg6 Qe4+
will force mate with no difficulty.
I have
seen my friend garrote on FICS
win this twice.
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3W0202
The point here is a bit subtle, but
it is one that
every Class A Player knows.
After 1. Rxe6+ white can force a
trade of at
least one rook.... two rooks if
black doesn't want to lose a pawn.
The
resulting endgame is an easy win
for white by move 3.
3W0203
1. f7! Rxf7 (what else? Ra8 2.
f8=Q Rxf8 3. Bxf8
wins.) Now not 2. Bxf7 Rxe7
which results in a win of material
but not a
clear win. Instead 2. Bd6+!!!
saves the bishop. If 2. ... Kxd6
3. Bxf7+
wins. If the King moves
anywhere else, 3. Bxf7 wins.
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3W0204
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
will win
the bishop by Qe4+ and then Qf5+
or Qf3+. If Ba7 then Qb5+ and then
Qa5+
wins the bishop. If Bg1, Qd2+
Kc4 Qc1+ wins on move 3.
3W0205
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3W0206
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3W0207
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3W0208
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3W0205
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.
f5 mate!
if 1. ... Be7 then 2. Nxe7 wins
and queens the pawn on move 3.
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3W0206
1. Qh4!! (a hard move to find) with
the double threat
of 2. Bf8 mate and the threat
of 2. Qf6+ Kh7 3. Qg7 mate.
Black is
defenseless. Submitted by
Reddtrain on the Free Internet
Chess Server.
Interesting instead is 1. Qxg6!
Rg8 2. Bg7+ Rxg7 3. Rh1+ leading
to checkmate one move longer.
3W0207
This is one of the more subtle
combinations I have
seen played on the internet. In
the game Abstract vs. yoshi,
Abstract won
with 1. Bxg6+ attacking the rook
on d6 as well. Best line is 1. ...
Rxd1
2. Rxd1 fxg6 3. Rxd7 winning a
pawn and having a near crushing
position
with both the Queen and Rook on
the 7th rank. (Forced mate is
threatened.)
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3W0208
Although white has a good material
advantage here,
it becomes much more decisive
once the black pawns start to drop,
which
also gives white passes pawns.
So 1. Rg4+ and there is no good way
to
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
h5
3. Rh6+ wins the pawn and gives
white two passed pawns on the
kingside.
3W0209
[solution]
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3W0209
The trick here is to seperate the
king from his pawns.
1. Rh2+ and now there are 3
responses.
1. ... Ka3 2. Rh4! and now if 2.
... b2 3. Kc2 forces mate or 2.
... Ka2 3. Rxa4+ wins the other
pawn as well.
1. ... Ka1 The corner is a bad
place for the king. Now 2. Rh4
threatens the pawn. If it moves
then 3. Kxb3 forces mate.
1. ... Kb1 tries to avoid the
corner, but now 2. Rg2! is a
waiting move. Now Black has no
choice to play Ka1 and 3. Rg4
(again) wins.
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