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10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #141


    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.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #142


    Easy one.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #143


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

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #144


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

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #145


    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.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #146


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

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #147


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

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #148


    Why not just Bxh6?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #149


    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)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #150



  • 18 months ago · Quote · #151


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

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #153


    A Queen sac again is fantastic..

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #154


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

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #155



  • 10 months ago · Quote · #156


    unbelievble sacrifice. I missed it

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