The following positions were taken from several of my own games for the SK Soltau. They are not supposed to be examples
of good chess play. Their purpose here is to demonstrate what ChessTask can do for you.
The given solutions might be incomplete or even incorrect.
In this position Black tried to keep his opponent away from his pawns with 46. ..., Kf6? but this is wrong!
After 47. Ke8 White holds the draw with
47. ..., g5 [47. ..., g6 48. Kf8 h5 49. Kg8 hxg4 50. hxg4 Kg5 51. Kg7 Kxg4 52. Kxg6=] 48. Kf8 Kg6 49. Kg8 h5
50. gxh5+ Kxh5 [50. ..., Kh6 51. Kh8] 51. Kg7 Kh4 52. Kg6 Kxh3 53. Kxg5=.
Which would have been the correct move that leads to win for Black?
At first sight this position looks like a draw. The pawns to the right can not move (or at least they should not)
and with 59. ..., Ka3 60. Kc3 Ka4 61. Kc4 Black does not seem to get any further.
How can Black win this game?
Black's last move was 40. ..., Ne4-c3 in order to attack the rook and the bishop simultaneously.
Because of his better position White captures the rook 41. Rxe7 Kxe7.
How could White have played much better?
Black's last move was 58. ..., Kf5-e5. White---after checking that his bishop covers the promotion
square of the a-pawn---decides to play 59. g8Q Nxg8 60. Bxg8. He plans to capture the
black a-pawn and promote his own a-pawn more or less quickly.
Is there a faster win for White?
Here, Black and White have only seconds left for their 40th move. So both do not realize that White's last move
40. Nf3-e5 is a blunder. Black quickly moves his threatened queen 40. ..., Qd6.
How could he have ended the game in two moves instead?