Dedicated to Thibault D


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Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-12-04 22:48:49)
Dedicated to Thibault! :D

White to move and win.

ChessPosition (see diagram)
Enjoy it, Thibault! :)

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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-05 19:58:19)
Thanks :)

Hmmm... Question is first "why" dedicated to me ? :)

Where does this position come from ??

At first sight my 'instinct' says it's completely winning for White, of course... could be there a trap !?

Ok, let's give something (thinking) on h6, then a rook... line is quite forced, but there's an intermediate check 1. ...Qg4+ 2.Kf1 Qd1+ 3.Kg2... Bc6+! 4.Kh2 Qxh1+ (4.Kg3 Qg4+ 5.Kh2 and the 2nd rook is useless.), but check is no more possible if 1.Nxh6... gxh6 2.Rxh6 Nxh6 3.Rxh6 then... then...

Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-12-05 23:55:23)
Why not!?

Why dedicated to you?! Why not?! At first, now position has name - "Thibault's problem". :)

1.Nxh6 gxh6 2.Rxh6 Nxh6 3.Rxh6+ is right. Just continue further.

The position is made by me and my chess engine. :)

Daniel Khayman    (2006-12-08 16:06:16)

this position really feels hand-made :-)

Ilmars Cirulis    (2007-03-06 22:23:02)
Main lines of solution

1.Nxh6 gxh6 2.Rxh6+ Nxh6 3.Rxh6+
Now two main lines (in short mode).

3.-- Qxh6 4.Bxh6 Ng4 5.Qh4 Rxb3 6.Bg7+ Kg8 9.Qh8+ Kf7 10.Nf4 Ra8 11.Qxa8 Kxg7 12.cxb3 with won endgame for white.

3.-- Kg8 4.Rxg6+ Nxg6 5.Qxf6 Be8 6.Bc4 and white wins.

I don't know as you, but I like it. :) Endgames are interesting, too.