3/1/2011 - Nikolai Zinoviev, Lisove gospodarsto, 1994

• 2 years ago · Quote · #181

im feelin so fly like a G6!!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #182

What is the object of the 'Daily Puzzle'?  As was mentioned above, this one was too simplistic.  Also there are two solutions to mate in two moves.  Perhaps the objective is to be the first person to post after the puzzle goes online...

• 2 years ago · Quote · #183
stevedavenati wrote:
...Just LOOK at the puzzle until it makes sense to you. Rg7 leads to mate next move, the only move that leads to mate in 2, because it pushes the bishop off the diagonal that defends against Rg8#. ...

Rh1 ?

• 2 years ago · Quote · #184
chuckchess wrote:

Why not Rc1 as alternative?

Bc2.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #185

couldn't this have been accomplished via a number of different rook moves?

• 2 years ago · Quote · #186
Daltivic wrote:

alright, but there were some better counters for black ( I think), though they lost in the long run.

What better counter?  Black's only hope was that White would take the Bishop and yield a stalemate.  The only spot White could have taken the Bishop and won was g8.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #187
soothsayer8 wrote:

couldn't this have been accomplished via a number of different rook moves?

No, You aren't allow to take the bishop because of stalemate. Rg7 is the only move, all the others will not win as fast. If you dont have to play Rg7 you have to move one of your knights once. This makes it much more complicated

• 2 years ago · Quote · #188

so easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #189

I thought the objective was to solve the puzzle not see who gets it first.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #190
Maineac54 wrote:
stevedavenati wrote:
...Just LOOK at the puzzle until it makes sense to you. Rg7 leads to mate next move, the only move that leads to mate in 2, because it pushes the bishop off the diagonal that defends against Rg8#. ...

Rh1 ?

Bg8.

Now all you have is mate in 4!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #191

OK!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #192

easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #193

• 2 years ago · Quote · #194

easy cheesy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #195

very good

• 2 years ago · Quote · #196

so nice

• 23 months ago · Quote · #197

Very Nice Puzzle.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #198

Too easy.

• 14 months ago · Quote · #199

It seems there are all kinds of winning moves until you realize that if the black bishop is taken on any except the back rank, then it's stalemate !

• 13 months ago · Quote · #200

good