Page 1 of 2

Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:31 am
by Sansen
I was shown today a very interesting puzzle that even engines can't find. I believe it is a puzzle mainly for 2200 rated players and above. I hope you enjoy it :-d

[FEN "n2Bqk2/5p1p/p4KP1/5Q2/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


White to move and win!

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:33 am
by Sansen
[Event "Solution"][FEN "n2Bqk2/5p1p/p4KP1/5Q2/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]

1. Qc8 Kg8 2. Bc7 Qxc8 3. gxf7 Kh8 4. Be5 Qc5 5. Ba1 Nc7 6. Bb2 a5 7. Ba1 a4 8. Bb2 a3 9. Ba1 a2 10. Bb2 a1= 11. Bxa1 1-0

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:07 am
by stuart41088
That was amazing ..
:dance:

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:24 am
by Reecemaxwe
Woah! :)
Whoever did this move has lots of skill!

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:30 pm
by bhalotia
Is this possible?

Qc5+ Kg8 gxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qg7# It might be dumb but it looks easier and simpler to me! :)

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:22 pm
by Sansen
bhalotia wrote:Is this possible?

Qc5+ Kg8 gxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qg7# It might be dumb but it looks easier and simpler to me! :)


The line can't be right, the queen can't move from h5 square to the g7 square ;)

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:40 am
by buki82
that is a difficult puzzle, should ask kasparov... :dance:

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:04 am
by theme
Sansen wrote:
bhalotia wrote:Is this possible?

Qc5+ Kg8 gxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qg7# It might be dumb but it looks easier and simpler to me! :)


The line can't be right, the queen can't move from h5 square to the g7 square ;)

I think he meant Qh5+ Kg8 Qg5+ K any Qg7#
but...
Qc5+? Kg8 gxh7+ Kh8!
note: this is a kind of tactic for defending in the middle game (espesially when castled on opposite sides)

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:40 pm
by marina00miss
This is really amazing :-O
Btw thanks for the solution, I would never have solved this not even in a whole life :-d

Re: Interesting hard puzzle

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:43 am
by newba
Amazing. How bizarre queen sac, though. XD