# 10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths

• 22 months ago · Quote · #61

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

• 22 months ago · Quote · #62

easy

• 22 months ago · Quote · #63

Happy Halloween!

• 22 months ago · Quote · #64

Nice puzzle!

• 22 months ago · Quote · #65

easy

• 22 months ago · Quote · #66

easy but interesting

• 22 months ago · Quote · #67

Easy one.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #68

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

• 22 months ago · Quote · #69
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,

• 22 months ago · Quote · #70

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.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #71

nice

• 22 months ago · Quote · #72

o

• 22 months ago · Quote · #73

k

• 22 months ago · Quote · #74

very easy & very difficult

• 22 months ago · Quote · #75
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.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #76

simple and sweet

• 22 months ago · Quote · #77

Always fun to sac the Queen.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #78

cool

• 22 months ago · Quote · #79

Forced mate in 3... have a nice day ; bonne journée.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #80

nice