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10/18/2013 - Missed Opportunity


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #61

    chessplayer3060

    Easy checkmate for white!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #62

    LaskerFan

    not bad!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #63

    karthik4004

    need a bit of talent

     

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #64

    mvallejo70

    Nice puzzle.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #65

    AndyAlcott

    Really enjoyed that puzzle!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #66

    cplayerno1

    what's wrong with 6.QN6? (Qg6)

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #67

    wasimch

    Another solution would have been

    1Rxf6,,,Px62Qg7#

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #68

    ElCrystallo2012

    just wanted to know if 1. Rxf6 isn't better

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #69

    justin53

    I recon 6. R-F8 is mate, bbut I'm probably wrong.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #70

    Jakeandalfie

    Kings_Landing wrote:
    Jakeandalfie wrote:
    Kings_Landing wrote:
    Jakeandalfie wrote:

    Certainly a missed opportunity.

    What is wrong with RxB threatening Q-G7 mate

    Knight takes the Queen :)

    Knights cant move diagonally

    *facepalm*

    If white plays Rxf6, then black replies, Nxg6. No knight is moving diagonally here.

    Oh I am a dummy. Why is it that you see the attacking move but forget defence?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #71

    Zoras

    cool

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #72

    ZacWilson

    Weird title

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #73

    dufferps

    What is the "Missed Opportunity?"

    I expected black to move 6. ... Kf8, but white would have answered 7.Qf5+ and after 7. ... Qf7, 8.Qxf7#

    I chose 1.Bg7+, because my queen was en prise, and after that the moves were quite straight forward, though I struggled on the fifth move, deciding which piece to use in capturing the knight at f7.  It was ony after the fact that I realized how useful it was to have my rook up there on the seventh rank.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #74

    dufferps

    justin53 wrote:

    I recon 6. R-F8 is mate, bbut I'm probably wrong.

    6. Rf8+   Kxf8.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #75

    pikachu1234

    nice

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #76

    MDCandell

    Took a few tries; odd setup in the first place.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #77

    staphen

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #78

    BryanCFB

    dkcoollike wrote:

    Hi adriancook, mammoth

     

    What about 5. Qf7 ???

    That was my original guess.  It definitely works, but I guess the puzzle solution is faster.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #79

    massung

    Kings_Landing wrote:
    [Puzzles snipped]

    I believe the second puzzle is wrong. There's actually a forced mate in 3 that doesn't give black an opportunity to move: 1. Ra5+ Kxa5 2. Qc5+ Ka6 3. Qb6#.

    The solution (as-shown) seems flawed to me; there's nothing forcing black to take the rook with the bishop. In fact, Rd3+ or Rg6+ starts giving black time (and options), meaning the solution - as shown - is not a mate in 2.

    Am I missing something?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #80

    BryanCFB

    Kings_Landing wrote:
    gloreto wrote:

    4. Bxf7+ Kf8 5. Be6+ Ke7  6.Qf7#

    Yes! Much faster.

    If 5. Bxf7+ Kf8 6. Be6+ then 6...Qf6 slows down mate two moves.  6...Qf6 7. Rxf6+ Ke7 8. Qf7+ Kd8 9. Qd7#.


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