# Schachprobleme komponiert für unterhaltung

Robinson,Yechiel, CB 25 revised, 3rd Comm, 2011

• 4 years ago

did not ruin, or spoil anything at all, thank you for pointing out Ra7

I was thinking Black draws?

• 4 years ago

• 4 years ago

And sorry if it spoils the solution.

• 4 years ago

Still getting the hang of this position editor. I couldn't nest any subvariations.

• 4 years ago

If 1....Ra7 immediately, not 2. Re1? Rd7+. Instead, 2. Re6. Then white can meet 2....Rd7+ with 3. Rd6, or 2...Kb5 with Rb6+.

• 4 years ago

yes a-pawn on 6th rank, got it, inserted diagram from what you described,

see

and what if Rook does not capture a-pawn, draw?

• 4 years ago

? That is a white a-pawn, no? 2...Rxd6 loses the rook. But with the knight on d6, white can't defend the a-pawn with Re6. So it seems natural to go after the a-pawn with 2...Ra7.

• 4 years ago

wait, let me try, mmmmk

uhmm

• 4 years ago

uhmmmm never looked at that Ra7?,

you mean Rh7

• 4 years ago

I like how the puzzle involves multiple themes. White can threaten to protect the pawn and consolidate (with Re6), win the rook, or mate black on the side of the board. One sideline is 2...Ra7 instead of 2...Rd6. Then I suppose the idea is 3. Re1! Rxa6 4.Rb1+ Ka5 5. Kc5

• 4 years ago

it is the work of Dr John Nunn, dont know if I told you about his books? I dont have them, but I have come across them, never read anything from him, yet

articles are here, bob

and

they have this composed puzzle competition

• 4 years ago

yup..both surprised me

• 4 years ago

you can try with this,

• 4 years ago

bob, white must make the best, it is ahead

the composed puzzle here show two unexpected moves

first, moving in between the N and R,

second, to allow the Knight capture,

• 4 years ago

this is very cute..i didnt get it, but i think it shows why you say learn the end game first :)