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watsu

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Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 6, 2024, 6:29 PM

A puzzle position from a recent game. White moves and wins in 7 moves. A year's subscription to pente.org for the first solver!




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watsu

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 6, 2024, 11:59 PM

Two solvers so far, Zoltán László and pente_gon (2 solutions). Neither wanted to claim the prize, however, so it is still available.

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invictus

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 9, 2024, 4:36 AM

42

bloodied but unbowed
watsu

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 9, 2024, 1:18 PM

Good joke, but no. Most winning first moves take 8+ moves to win here.

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richardiii

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 11, 2024, 7:29 AM

H8-F6
H8-G7
G8-F8
H6-F8
K8-L8
N8-L8
E6-H9
M7- GAME OVER. Hope I didn't spoil it.

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 11, 2024, 4:50 PM

That's 8 moves, Rich.

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richardiii

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 12, 2024, 11:22 PM

oops




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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 12, 2024, 11:51 PM

H9-K7
H8-J7
J8-F8
D6-F8
L8-K8
H6-(K8 OR J7)
White Wins on this move because he still has one of the two 4s.

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 13, 2024, 10:32 AM

After 14.) H9 J9, then what?

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richardiii

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 14, 2024, 5:03 AM

You are right. I'll look at it closer. Sorry I missed that.

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 15, 2024, 1:57 PM

A few more correct solutions have come in. Nedhall offered one a bit before lupulo offered another one. If Ned doesn't want prize, then it is offered to lupulo next.

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watsu

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 17, 2024, 9:40 AM

Spoiler alert - do not read if you want to attempt the puzzle.

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F6 and F12 were the two solutions submitted by others. Zoli and lupulo submitted F12 and Nedhall17 submitted F6. Pente_gon submitted both.

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aviage

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 23, 2024, 5:59 AM

What am I missing? It would seem like H8 would be the ideal move for white, leading to potential wins at either F8 or J7 in the next round?

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 23, 2024, 6:11 AM

14.) H8 F6*

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aviage

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Re: Puzzle - white wins in 7. Year's subscription for first correct solution
Posted: Mar 26, 2024, 2:30 AM

What do you mean?

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