Saturday, 17 May 2014

Not as easy as it seems

by Andrew

This position was produced by one of the other Canberra chess coaches, Peter Simpson, on a demo board at Norths Junior Chess Club yesterday.

White to play and win.

A number of coaches including myself and a certain Armenian Grand Master found this one quite difficult; in fact, none of us were able to solve it before the end of the session. See how you go. (Highlightable solution below.)

1.Bd7!! Ke3 (...Kf3 2.Kd4 Kf4 3.h4) 2.h4 Ke4 (...Kf4 3.Kd4) 3.h5 Ke5 4.h6 Kf6 5.Be8 White wins. 


  1. I'm very surprised neither of you had seen this before. Junta