< Diagram #11 : The eleventh move of Hamster's P9d-9e >
The diagram above shows Hamster moves his Pawn from 9d-9e, which intends to avoid being captured by my Rook. But my intention is not to take the pawn. What do you think is my nex move which is one of the key moves in this game?
My next move is R7d-7b. The Rook gets promoted with checking Hamster's King horizontally.
< Diagram #12 : The twelveth move of My R7d-7b+ >
The diagram above shows the position at 12th move where my Rook get promoted to 7b. My promoted Rook works both horizontally and vertically well. Please look at the pieces in Hamster's hand. There is a Pawn in his hand. He wants to drop a pawn on 4b in the 13th move but it's prohibited since it's an illegal move of double pawns on a file. So Hamster's King has to move away from my promoted Rook's horizontal line. What do you think is Hamster's next move? The answer is K-4a shown in the diagram below.
< Diagram #13 : The thirteenth move of Hamster's K4b-4a >
The diagram above shows that Hamster moves his King from 3b to 4a to avoid my promoted Rook's horizontal line. My Rook already is promoted. Now it's time for my Bishop to get promoted since the pawn on 3c is isolated since Hamster's King moved down to 4a due to my promoted Rook. What do you think is my next move? The answer is B8hx3c+ taking the pawn on 3c with getting promoted shown in the diagram below.
< Diagram #14 : The fourteenth move of My B8hx3c+ >
Due to the empowered Rook and Bishop, Hamster's King cannot move except to 3a. The 2nd row is dominated by my promoted Rook on 7b and the square of 5a is controlled by my promoted Bishop on 3c. So, Hamster is quite at a loss to make next move but he finally drop his pawn on 3a at the 15th move. Please see the diagram below.
< Diagram #15 : The fifteenth move of Hamster's P*3a >
What's my next move? My Bishop and Rook already got promoted. It's time to mate Hamster's King to activate these powerful pieces together. What is the square where my promoted Bishop's diagonal line to 5a and my promoted Rook's horizontal line cross? They cross at 4b. The square of 4b is in front of Hamster's King and my two pieces cross. What's do you think is my next move to mate Hamster's King. The answer is shown in the diagram below.
< Diagram #16 : The sixteenth move of My +R7b-4b+ >
The answer is +R7b-4b. Moving the Promoted Rook to the crossing square of 4b mates Hamster's King since he cannot take it supported by my promoted Bishop on 3c. You can mate by +B3c-4b instead of +R7b-4b as well. As you see in the above, activating promoted Rook and Bishop together is the key to mate Hamster's King.
Here is the directions again I wrote at first.
- Open your Bishop's diagonal line as your first move.
- Taking vanguard position by advancing the Pawn twice on 7th or 1st file.
- Transfer your Rook to the file where you took vanguard position.
- Trade your Rook's pawn to let your Rook advance and get promoted then.
- Make a check with promoted Rook.
- After that, let your Bishop get promoted.
- Mate Hamster's King by using two promoted major pieces such as Rook and Bishop.
Please confirm that you can easily break through the defense line of Hamster, let your Rook and Bishop get promoted, and mate Hamster's King following to the directions. The whole line of the game is found below;
Handicap: 10 pieces
1. ... K-4b 2.P-7f K-3b 3.P-7e P-9d 4.R-7h P-1d
5.P-7d Px7d 6.Rx7d P-9e 7.R-7b+ K-4a 8.Bx3c+ P*3a
And, here is another line to beat Hamster in this handicap by breaking through the 1st file for your reference. Please confirm this line also follows the directions above.
Handicap: 10 pieces
1. ... K-4b 2.P-7f K-3b 3.P-1f P-6d 4.P-1e P-7d
5.R-1h P-5d 6.P-1d Px1d 7.Rx1d P-9d 8.R-1b+ K-4a
9.Bx3c+ P*3a 10.+R-4b resigns
This is the end of Hamster Walkthrough - 10 piece handicap.
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