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A Gentle Stroke

We thought we had completely run out of puns on the word "stroke" until the one above finally came to mind. Now, the Checker Maven offices have a strict no-pets policy, but it's hard to resist the charm of the photo above.

Today's problem is indeed a stroke, but is gentle in that it's less difficult than usual. We invite you to practice your visualization skills on the diagram below.

BLACK

WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:W6,9,21,22,29,30:B7,8,13,16,20,24.

When you've worked it out to your satisfaction, stroke the Read More button to see the solution.



Solution

22-17 13x22 29-25 22x29 30-25 29x22 21-17 22x13 6-1 13x6 1x28 White Wins

06/06/09 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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