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A Gentle Stroke

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We've often said that stroke problems are not for everyone, but a gentle stroke of the type shown above (yes, we've done this theme before) is pleasing to almost everyone.

The stroke problem below has fewer pieces than is typical for problems of this type, and is in fact quite a lot more gentle than many others. See how fast you can solve it from the diagram, without setting up a board or moving the pieces.

BLACK
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WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:W7,23,26,27:B6,20,K30,K32.

When you've found the solution, click your mouse (gently, of course) on Read More to verify your answer.20050904-symbol.gif



Solution

23-18 30-14---A 7-2 32-23 2-27 White Wins.

A---32-14 7-2 30-23 2-27 White Wins.

03/02/13 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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