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10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #61

    TheGreat08

    ok

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #62

    melvinbluestone

    I think this was already posted (#56), but with different notation:

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #63

    rise512

    easy

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #64

    BoolyaB

    Happy Halloween!

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #65

    tjmaxattack1

    Nice puzzle!

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #66

    spikestars

    easy

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #67

    gcmnmail

    easy but interesting

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #68

    mvallejo70

    Easy one.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #69

    dufferps

    Congratulations, Daily Puzzle.  I think this is the first active "Queen Sac" in quite a while.  And this was a good 'un.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #70

    paulified22

    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!

    Your right Bc3 would be a logicol move that leed's to mate, 

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #71

    dufferps

    Flashingblade wrote:

    The queen sac is the only forcing move.  Forcing moves are much easier to calculate.  

    No, I think 1.Ng6+  forces Kh7.  But the Queen sac is still necessary to clear the main diagonal for the dark-squares Bishop.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #72

    farzad222

    nice

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #73

    jimmybarceball

    o

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #74

    mjbarcebal

    k

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #75

    SomnathSharma

    very easy & very difficult

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #76

    dufferps

    paulified22 wrote:
    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!

    Your right Bc3 would be a logicol move that leed's to mate, 

    Yes,  1.Bc3 avoids the need to sacrifice the Queen. It leaves black with a variety of options (Rxf7, Qxh2, Qf1+, Kh7, and others), but none that can avoid checkmate in a few moves.  Unlike white, black has failed to develop his pieces other than the awkwardly positioned Queen.  So his demise is sealed fairly soon.  But 1.Qxh6+ forces the quickest checkmate.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #77

    paddayyayalangi

    simple and sweet

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #78

    ZacWilson

    Always fun to sac the Queen.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #79

    snake_babu

    cool

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #80

    LaskerFan

    nice one.


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