July 2009 Tactics Time: Hidden Resources, Absurd Underpromotions

The July 2009 issue of Tactics Time features probably the most absurd position that has ever been included in the column.  This would be from a RedHotPawn.com online correspondence game that my friend Pete Short played.  In that game white refused to resign, so Pete started underpromoting pawns to knights, until he ended up with 4 knights on the board. 
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This was also the first Red Hot Pawn game included in the column.  As more and more Colorado players started to join and play on the site (including myself), I started to include more games from there.  There is also a Colorado group on the site, and we have our own Colorado tournaments. 
 
 I also like problem #3 also by Pete.  This endgame position with only pawns on the board looks very drawish, but contains a nice hidden resource.
Enjoy!

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July 2009 Tactics Time Column






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