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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday chess puzzle: White to play and draw despite material deficit

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Hi everyone,

Here is a nice puzzle where White has to save the game. Black has a huge material advantage but White can hold this? Can you figure out how?

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  • At October 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM , Anonymous Symeon, Athens said...

    Ah another one of those typical Chess Blog puzzles - good to study when I get back home with coffee mug. Thanks Chess Queen.

  • At October 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    I think there is a mistake because Black Queen can easily give checks and eat up the White pawns. So where do I check the solution?

  • At October 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    @Sainath You can move the arrows to see the solution in the flash gameplayer. But can you tell me from where can the Black Queen give checks?

  • At October 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    Oh it's too easy. Simple idea the only way White can draw this if they trap the Black Queen. I mean restrict it and then it all falls in place. I don't see any checks happening either. Sorry.

  • At October 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous Miguel said...

    Fácil, pero interesante

  • At October 12, 2011 at 5:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fantastic puzzle. Cant wait for more.


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