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November 17, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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My partial solution: I think black should play …Rh2! There are several (mutually exclusive) possibilities now:

1. If the white king doesn’t move, then its …Rh1# by black.

2. If white moves Ke1, then black plays …Rh1+, followed by …Rd1+, picking up white’s rook.

3. If white plays Rd3+, then after black’s …Bf3, white runs out of checks. This means either white exchanges its rook for black’s bishop, in which case black (with K+R) has a won endgame, or white must play Ke1 to avoid checkmate. Hmmm…. for here on, I don’t see things clearly enough, though there should be a way for black to pick up white’s rook.

Vishal LamaNovember 19, 2008 at 5:27 am

Bringing Rook to h file is the right idea, but it should not be done right away. There is a forcing sequence that leads to a nice finish.

RameshNovember 20, 2008 at 7:31 pm