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10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths


  • 11 months ago · Quote · #141

    BryanCFB

    tacoma1989 wrote:

    I dont think the queen had to die. You can play

    Same result and the lady keeps her dignity :)

    In this line, white has the quicker 2. Qxh6#.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #142

    SweetSurrender

    Many of these puzzles are just plain stupid.   The object is to win, not win in the fewest moves, or in some move than an amateur cannot see.   This is a prime example.  The knight to G6 takes the rook, and the king is in check.   It's just a couple of moves till the game is over.   I guarantee you the average player can win this game faster than it takes to try to figure out what these clowns want in white's next move.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #143

    luguzar

    Easy one.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #144

    ChessTitan231

    Of course. Sacrifice the queen, just as the person who makes these puzzles must do in every game of chess they play.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #145

    BryanCFB

    1. Bxh6 fails to checkmate in three.  If 1. Bxh6 Qd1+ 2. Kxd1 then 2...g6, no mate next move.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #146

    BryanCFB

    tacoma1989 wrote:
    Just as quick, maybe more exciting because, very shortly, it gives black the feeling that it can put up a defense.

    3. Qg6+ is not quite checkmate in this line due to 3...Kh8.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #147

    roder_toro

    queen sac is becoming a bit cliche in puzzle of the day, can u guys get a bit more creative

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #148

    DivyanshuJoshi

    Ng6+ Kh7 Nxf8+ Kh8 QxP PxQ Bc3 also mates !??

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #149

    Ryazzarr

    Why not just Bxh6?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #150

    adrianvede

    acertaineffort wrote:

    Nice!  I would have probably played 1.Bc3 in a real game, forcing mate in just a few moves more than is optimal.

    On a less significant tangent, I wonder if I can get my 3rd consecutive "first" on the daily puzzle tommorow!

    You're right, after Bc3 black has no significant threat or defense and Qh6 is checkmate, unless black sacrifices rook or queen (anyway, it will be just a slight delay)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #151

    Ocky

    Easy

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #152

    carlito_uno

    8th page! (it's morning on this side of the world)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #153

    Twobit

    Pretty

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #154

    Vibhav_G

    A Queen sac again is fantastic..

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #155

    Vibhav_G

    There is a denger of playing Bc3 first.........

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #156

    Hannahmarks

    COOL

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #157

    Juncedan

    unbelievble sacrifice. I missed it


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