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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:49 am
One of these positions is an impregnable draw fort for white, the other is vulnerable to attack and can be demolished. Which is which, and (for extra kudos) why?
I hope this one is not too easy for you...
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:02 am
Here is my bid.
f4 and h6 can be captured. Hereafter no more whites are exposed, provided that the king remains on the throne. White uses f7 to make its compulsory moves.
The same as before, but f7 is missing so that white cannot do its compulsory moves without destroying the fort. Instead there will be in the continued game a hard fight to complete / prevent a fort.
A fort can be completed with two moves: g5-h5 and g6-g4.
The position can also in several ways be reduced to the "Royal Citadel"
, fx. e8-e7, e5-d5 and f5-e5.
All this black will try to prevent.
Re: Quiz question
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:11 pm
Very good answer Hagbard! Perfect in every way. I'll have to think of a more difficult conundrum...