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2/17/2013 - Easy As One Two


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #61

    mvallejo70

    Done.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #62

    Gil-Gandel

    inb4 "dumb puzzle, why no check mate? duh"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #63

    zokibovic

    Too easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #64

    pontus1234567890

    nice

    Cool

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #65

    deepak64

    very good puzzle.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #66

    hieutrung

    done.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #67

    abo_tamem_2012

    what is this?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #68

    sudipam

    what about BLACK'S NE5 IN MOVE-2

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #69

    yoursisnodisgrace

    Nice

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #70

    suleymanchess

    Not bad!)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #71

    altinyzeiri

    You have solved this problem!
    2. Ne7+
    That's right! Easy, one two.
  • 23 months ago · Quote · #72

    abo_tamem_2012

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #73

    Djazbin

    Yes, easy... good day; bonne journée.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #74

    ThutmoseIII

    I got it. Yippee.

    Thank you for reading this important message.

    ThutmoseIII

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #75

    dufferps

    Once again, a "queen sacrifice" is not the first thing we look at in a game, but in daily puzzle it demands consideration.  And it is easy to see that in this case, it is bound to be a "queens trade" if black plays 1....Queen captures Queen and that ends up with white being a knight ahead.

    After 1. Qxc6, white has gained material advantage of a knight, but trading queens only makes that more of an advantage.  Is there any response black could make which enables him to keep his queen and perhaps fare better in the end, albeit a knight down?

    I'll have a look and come back to this if I find one.
    Other lines look just as bad
    If black responds to 1.Qxc6, by moving his queen elsewhere on the 8th rank, White plays 2.Qc8, checking the king or pinning the queen.  black must then capture the queen at c8, allowing the 3.Ne7+ fork, else the white queen will simply capture the black queen (a trade at f8; a gift anyplace else). 

    Black could respond with 1. ... Kf8, but then white simply trades queens with 2.Qxe8  Kxe8,

    Whatever black does, white soon has a knight and 6 pawns vs. black's 6 pawns.  Black's pawns are better positioned, but the white knight will soon cancel that out.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #76

    Jonesateer

    Yup it's Sunday easy peasy  Did I say that?  very logial now let's get the quen back and win the game!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #77

    ZacWilson

    I enjoy the daily puzzles.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #78

    MatchStickKing

    meh, easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #79

    Samsch

    I got it on my first try!!! :D

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #80

    briansladovich

    abo_tamem_2012..(#83)...... ' I am not retreating, merely advancing in another direction' !   Good puzzle..... White's next move Qa5 ?


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