Even with the clue in the post title, it’s hard AF to see. And then it’s so lovely it brings a tear to your cheek.
Almost had it, then I didn’t, then I did it at the site and eventually saw their solution. I had the right start.
Was the black bishop’s initial move a fatal error or was it forced as well? I think black had no other choice, I guess
I think it’s broken, it won’t let me drag the pieces.
When I drag it in the OP, it moves the whole board, just like I did when I was a young’un.
Sorry, should have given you the link if you wanted the interactive. All I gave you was a screen grab.
Well, the bishop to f7 is the only way to prevent queening the g-pawn, immediately.
And since I suck at long-range planning, I assume letting it queen while protecting your bishop would be as catastrophic? Probably, since the puzzle ends with the queening and not the checkmate; so if the goal is to prevent queening then the puzzle suffices.
And yes, it is elegantly simple.
Nah just getting my dork on.