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2/18/2012 - Adams - Torre, New Orleans 1925


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #121

    chuckchess

    Last, hopefully

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #122

    PJAJ4321

    I don't get it

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #123

    briansladovich

    MartinUKL wrote:

    Why did the black Queen not take the white after the first move?.


    Mate in 2. Check it out.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #124

    RenataCFC

    That was so cool.

    I'm glad I saw the idea, but I was pretty much lost for the details after the first move.  Which is why those guys were playing at international level and I'm not. :)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #125

    domalius

    rather difficult problem, very nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #126

    leandron

    am I missing something? (why wouldn't black take the white queen during any of the first 4 moves??)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #127

    daxternator

    hmm

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #128

    BlackManGoD

    great puzzle

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #129

    carovalencia

    Tricky!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #130

    inhouse

    My fingers are tired from hitting the help button.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #131

    RenataCFC

    dufferps wrote:

    I started out okay, but move 3 -- the pawn threat -- eluded me. 

    Similarly, the rook to e4 eluded me, but now I see the point behind that combination.  With both the black queen and black rook threatening the rook at e2, white's threat by capturing the b7 pawn when black's queen was in the b file would not work - black would attack e2. 

    Too difficult for me, though I got some of the tactics white was using.


    Thanks duffer -- the threat to e2 is what eluded me.  I mistakenly thought the pawns could cover a4.  In retrospect, got everything but that.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #132

    chessleogeo

    Had trouble with this one, and I didn't get the ending

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #133

    maxisku2

    Great puzzle!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #134

    leonelcm

    A classical and very interesting game, but the players were C. Torre with white pieces and E. Z. Adams with black. The game took place in 1920, in New Orleans. Thanx for sharing...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #135

    pbazan

    Very nice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #136

    melvinbluestone

    Hilarious! the way the black queen gets chased around the board, unable to capture the white queen, because it can't quit control of e8. But it looks like 2.a4! immediately would have worked for the same reason..... Or am I missing something?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #137

    idraz

    hard

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #138

    gerfinn

    I had to play this a few times before it made any sense.  The trick is, what would happen once the black queen loses the diag. line she's on.  Too hard for me, but I sure learned from this puzzle.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #139

    Matt472

    Hardest daily puzzle ever!Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #140

    damongross

    Very clever!


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