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CHESS TACTICS #67372

 Problem's rating: 1564 Avg. time to solve: 00:58 Total attempts: 318 Solved percentage: 68.9%
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 novy26-Jun-11, 07:19

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Different solutions possible, or not?
What about: 3......., Kf3 and after that the g-pawn for promotion on the 7th move? That would be as good as this solution in my opinion.... Who can tell me why the given 3...., h3 is better ???
 breakerofwind26-Jun-11, 08:59

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I guess not
I was thinking the same thing, but the computer came up with

3. Kxd5 Kf3
4. c4 g4
5. c5 g3
6. cxb6 g2
7. b7 g1=Q
8. b8=Q

Then I tried playing with White using the same play as above, and the computer has

3. Kxd5 h5
4. c4 h4
5. c5 h3
6. cxb6 h2
7. b7 h1=Q+
8. Kd6 Qxb7

So it looks like the solution is the best.
 novy26-Jun-11, 14:25

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Thanks breakerofwind!
Yes, I understand. It's because black is checking the white K at move 7. That's the difference. Good idea to use the computer for this.