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Easy or Hard? It All Depends...

Is this month's stroke problem an easy one, a hard one, or something in-between?

We guess it all depends: on your mood or degree of alertness on any given day; on your overall checker skill; on your ability to visualize complex situations; or on a whole host of other possible factors, including, sometimes, just taking a lucky guess.

So we won't presume to judge. We'll let you make the call.

BLACK

WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:WK2,K7,K11,15,16,18,19,23,26:B6,9,12,K13,K14,17,K20,25,27,28.

How did you do? Easy or hard? Well, one thing we know is easy: that's clicking on Read More to check your solution.



Solution

7-10 14x7 18-14 9x18 2x9 13x6 11x9 20x11 23x14 11x18 19-16 12x19 26-23 19x26 9-5 18x9 5x32 White Wins.

For what it's worth, the computer (Cake Manchester) thought this one was easy, solving it almost instantly. Your own mileage, of course, may vary!

02/18/06 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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