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it was a good one
For me, the trickiest part of Chess.com's puzzles/tactics training is that I never know if it is mate, stalemate or just winning material.
The move here itself is practical and simple, an "of course" move (in my head). But I spent time exploring other possible motives because it is a"puzzle". In the end, just a practical move in a game where my opponent put themselves in a bad situation.
Thanks for keeping it real.
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Honestly this is one of the little nuances I just don't get and am glad for puzzles like this.
i can't imagine how i have done.
By title it seemed to be great puzzle,rather it came very pragmatic!
Very real situation - no devious plan ahead on this one. Yes, it is the move I would have made in a game. Get out of the one immediate threat and threaten a piece in the process. Complications ahead, but when is that not true in a game.
How does black respond? 1. ... Nxb5 to get a pawn for his knight? or leave the knight there to be taken by 2. Bxa3 allowing for 2. ... Nc3 threatening white's queen and bishop. In the latter, black is down a knight, but white's black squares bishop is pretty much out of play (still covering the c1 rook though) - If black can find some good alternative move to ... Nxb5, he might just do it. But I don't see a very good alternative right now.
A classic smothered checkmate ending with some intermediate delaying interpositions.
Le cavalier sur la case a3 est condamné... il faut donc lui trouver un bourreau.
I think Bb2 also opens up the d-file so that the queen can attack the weak d5 square. But I'm not sure, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Not right away...The bishop at b7 still covers d5.
hw cum we solved the puzzle
can any1 explain
Nice. Not hard unless you didn't read the title and are looking in vain for a mate, but a good principle.
Oh now I see, the Knight is trapped.
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