A previously unreleased endgame problem.
The law of the least effort
White wins moving only 7 marbles. There are several possible solutions.
In all cases, how many moves does White need in order to win?
A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS
This is the game 27418 from MiGs, white move 41. MLA at its highest level (Black) will win against our friend boulet (White), but only after 7 long moves (13 half moves).
You, who are more imaginative than a machine, will you able to do it in just 4 moves?
There are several possible solutions.
YOUR TARGET :
YOUR MISSION :
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be as follows: you play Black, and your opponent threatens to eject two of your marbles, enough to actually win the game. But fortunately it's your turn to play, and you have 30 seconds to brainstorm and to win by score. If you fail, the Abalonian Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."
A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game:
This problem is based on a situation from the game 26599 (June 2016): ApocalypticA vs. boulet, Belgian daisy, move 85y, turn Black. You can see the complete game on MiGs history. Just create an account and log-in, it’ free! ^^
The two opponents are strong players, but in the heat of the moment, this endgame is not as good as it could. Can you propose a better and shorter end? How many moves to win the game?
December 11, 2016
(picture source: http://www.chessgames.com/player/david_neil_lawrence_levy.html)
* David Levy is also the founder of the Computer Olympiads and the Mind Sports Olympiads.
Curious about the end? The complete game 26599 is available on MiGs history!
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