Monday, 4 February 2013

Another 'impossible' problem

At first glance it just doesn't seem possible.   In this position it's White to play and win.   OK, White has a pawn about to promote, but threats of Nf7+ appear to prevent this.   On the other hand, Black is poised to promote the c and e pawns, as well as holding a considerable material advantage.

If you haven't seen this puzzle before, have a go at solving it.   There's not much use in using a computer - there's no way it'll see far enough ahead from this position.   The main line, which leads to mate, is 12 moves long!

Answers to me by email please!

1 comment:

  1. I've thought about this all day, I don't quite see a way for white to win. I've sent an email containing what I think.


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