White to move. Is this a win or draw? How should white proceed?
Well done. On the first puzzle, both times it was posted, well over half the comments thought 1.Re6 was the easy solution- not easy, I suppose, seeing the knight is pinned after Qxe6. Here is the reference for the second puzzle. I never saw the mating theme in v1- total whiff on my part.
Yancey, Here is the solution for the first puzzle. It wasn't easy for me. I like queens off the board.
It's a draw
Here is the solution for the second puzzle. I have solved it with the third try.
And a second puzzle if the first one was too easy. This is one I failed to solve the first time it was posted here. 2k5/8/1PpK1p1p/8/1Pp1PP2/8/8/8 w – – 0 1 White to move and win.
Puzzle for Alena- 7b/8/kq6/8/8/1N2R3/K2P4/8 w - - 0 1 White to move and draw.