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1/24/2012 - Open Play


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101

    CrecyWar

    Surprised

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #102

    edgarsgrapmanis

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103

    us9898

    this was amazing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104

    Alikhi

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #105

    oren300

    good one

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #106

    saksipotku

    IncrediBill wrote:
    talerin wrote:
    IncrediBill wrote:

    I am not sure why Black would capture the White Queen, other than that it is a tantalizing piece.  Black would be far better off to have moved away from the Queen than to have captured it.  This puzzle should really be called Mate in 7.

     


    I guess that's the reason they didn't call it Mate in 5 in the first place.


    True.  But the real issue is that Black is not making the 100% best moves.  Whether the Puzzle is called Mate in 5, Mate in 7 or any other ambiguous title,  Black still has to make the best moves possible in order to stave off Mate as long as possible.


    I completely disagree. 1.Qxc6+ was easy to guess, but if black had played 1...Kb8??, then white, or actually rather the solver, would not have had to prove that he had calculated the only critical continuation. He would only have needed to prove that he has knowledge of earlier daily puzzles and thus sacrificed his queen. I currently went "wow, is it really Tuesday today" after clicking on the solution-button (yes, I coudln't think of black getting mated after his king "escapes" to d4.) However, if the continuation had been 1...Kb8, then I would probably have gone "have daily puzzles really subsided to the unrevised, computer-like level of the worst tactics trainer problems?"

    However, I do agree with talerin - they couldn't call this a mate in five and have black take white's queen. That is not to say that the puzzle would have been good with a "mate in 7" title and 1...Kb8 - as a matter of fact, it would have been an utterly base-level puzzle then with 1...Kb8 and a unacceptably misleading puzzle after 1...Kxc6. However, as it is, the puzzle was wonderful, beautiful, and really instructive.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #107

    neeneeboo

    Easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108

    Chris_Coffey

    I hate sac'ing my lady.  But after that, it was smooth sailin'.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #109

    pastakinglegend

    IncrediBill wrote:

    I am not sure why Black would capture the White Queen, other than that it is a tantalizing piece.  Black would be far better off to have moved away from the Queen than to have captured it.  This puzzle should really be called Mate in 7.

     


    I agree

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #110

    glsmith

    Thanks I stumbled through it! great training!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111

    mkaalam

    Solved....oh!....nice job.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #112

    amtch

    TO DAILY PUZZLES - PLEASE, DON´T LOW THE LEVEL OF THE DAILY PUZZLESKiss

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #113

    Wicked666

    aww,i needed help :(

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #114

    ReyRambler1960

    Very good one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #115

    Chester20

    Good Puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116

    nomopawns

    Variety is the spice of life, good puzzle though.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #117

    cfrench49

    This was a fun puzzle, thanks much.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118

    Oceanwalker

    hmmm...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #119

    xray

    very interesting one and thanks again to Incredibill for his good work on this one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120

    elbowgrease

    Kasparian played this as white


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