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1/30/2011 - Escavating Enemy Territory


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #121

    dufferps

    jonwongton wrote:

    i do believe there is a forced mate/smothered mate with 1.Qxf7 Kh8, 2. Qxf8 Ng8 3. Nf7# and if black holds on by playing Neg6 but then white does h6 and its lights out for black


    But it wasn't 1.Qxf7 - it was 1.Qxe7, and black has better responses than 1....Kh8

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #122

    bbishop2010

    960 puzzle not bad but

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #123

    dufferps


    But 1.... f6  is a blunder response by black.  Try 1. ... h6   or 1. ... Ng6

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #124

    Knight_0f-0ne_

    the problem is 2 easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #125

    dufferps

    E-Kuko wrote:

    A real puzzle. Mirko Marković, 2005 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle to see some notes ("What if...?").

     

     


    Nifty - Knight blocks the "crossroads"  -  whichever black piece pushes through, he blocks the other.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #126

    nickel1356

    Sunday

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #127

    bobobobob101

    too simple

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #128

    monster51

    writing this note was harder than solving the puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #129

    Cannonball4377

    Uhh, eXcavating?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #130

    Starman_Skullz

    What the....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #131

    bargol

    TomBarrister wrote:

    The best Black can do is 1 ... Ng6, 2 Qxf7+ Kh8, 3 Kxg2, at which point White is up a lot of material and should win easily.


    Well, not that much up... Black will trade his dark bishop for the g5 knight, defending the knight with his queen, leaving his g6 knight free to move. Later he can also push the h pawn to threaten the white bishop which caught in g5.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #132

    Agent-Carlos-1470

    It's okay

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #133

    HansSolo

    [Comment Deleted]

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #134

    dufferps

    TomBarrister wrote:
    dufferps wrote:

    I suppose the puzzle stopped here because black resigned, but since it is the Sunday puzzle (especially designed for those of us with most to learn), I really wish it had shown the play to the end:

    I can't find any good next move for black, but here is a couple of lines:
    1. ...        Bxf1
    2. Qxf2+   Kh8
    3. Qxf8+   Ng8
    4. Nf7#

    1. ...      h6
    2. Qxf2+ Kh8
    3. Qxf8+ Ng8
    4. Nf7+  Kh7  Now I am unsure of white's next best moves
    5. Kxg2?  Qb7+
    6. f3      Be7!
    7. Qxa8  Qxa8  and  white's knight at f7 is in bad shape.

    Wish I had time to re-analyze.


    White threatens mate in 2.  I'll list a few lines in the diagram:

     

    The best Black can do is 1 ... Ng6, 2 Qxf7+ Kh8, 3 Kxg2, at which point White is up a lot of material and should win easily.


    Yes, 1. ... Ng6 does protect the f8 knight.  However,  - I think that after
    2. Qxf7+ Kh8,  white might do better to push his h-pawn to h5. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #135

    BGFritz

    Looks more impressive than it really is.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #136

    DaniloDeLuna

    solve in less than 5 secs

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #137

    guitarmaster72

    they should make sunday puzzles that you have to figure out what the opposite side can do to stop it

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #138

    TheDynamicKnight

    ...kindof lame

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #139

    CoachTal

    michael484848 wrote:

    This was an incredible, grueling feat by me.


    ha

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #140

    Freffref

    It resemble a lot to a puzzle I saw recently on Chess.com...


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