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3/23/2013 - Over And Done


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #121

    Attacker5000

    cfrench49 wrote:

    Complicated moves, a very good puzzle.

    Yes, the moves were complicated. But it was solved!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #122

    ReyRambler1960

    Difficult.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #123

    Laki_97

    Good puzzle! Smile

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #124

    Pawncracker1

    The title is a bit misleading.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #125

    jimboss23

    nice

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #126

    qbsuperstar03

    What's wrong with 1. Qb8+?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #127

    hyperal

    harder than it looks

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #128

    jakeryan150482

    pcfilho wrote:

    What about this "mate in 3" problem? Can you solve it?

    http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/03/xadrez-mate-em-3-richard-reti.html

    *yawn*

    1 Qd8+ Kxd8  2 Bg5++ Kc7 (2 ... Ke8  3 Rd8#) 3 Bd8#

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #129

    mandana25

    gooooooooooooooood :D

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #130

    adi2004

    Long, but nice puzzle.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #131

    abo_tamem_2012

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #132

    mgraff

    slowhare wrote:

    not an easy mate from where it ends

     

    Actually, Qh8 makes it a very easy win.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #133

    rodrodrigueziii

    dufferps wrote:
    darlochessenthusiast wrote:

    What would have happened if black on his fifth move had played K to g7.  Would the knight have checked him?  This would fork the king and the rook, and would be damaging for black, but it would hardly be decisive.  CAN SOME-ONE ANSWER ME PLEASE - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER!

    I think white would respond with 6.Ng5+.  Looking at the continuations after 6. ... Qxf5, 7.Rxf5,  I see that white wins.

    I'll come back and edit this as I examine other black responses to 6.Ng5+.

    EDIT:
    Whoops.  6.Ng5 is impossible/illegal. I meant 6.Nf5+

    And after trying several lines,  I am inclined to agree with darlochessenthusiast, I think black is in quite a strong position after 5....Kg7.    ----   One line:

    5. ...     Kg7,
    6. Nf5+  Kh7,
    7. Nxd4  Qxd4, (My rook is pinned.
    8. Qc7+  Kh8,
    9. Qg3    Nd4,
    10.Qh3+  Kg8,
    11.Qg3+  Qg7,
    12.Qxg7+ Kxg7,
    13.Rd2   Ne5    Too many variations to play out, but I see a draw as most likely.


    That was my reaction too; I came up with several variations where Black was doing quite well by simply going Kg7 on the first move instead of taking the bishop initially then advancing so he could get help from his Rook and Queen. 

    Of course its more than likely I missed something :)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #134

    lordjohn67

    Why not queen to b8?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #135

    Lego_master

    Wink got it

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #136

    PIRATCH

    dufferps wrote:
    darlochessenthusiast wrote:

    What would have happened if black on his fifth move had played K to g7.  Would the knight have checked him?  This would fork the king and the rook, and would be damaging for black, but it would hardly be decisive.  CAN SOME-ONE ANSWER ME PLEASE - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER!

    I think white would respond with 6.Ng5+.  Looking at the continuations after 6. ... Qxf5, 7.Rxf5,  I see that white wins.

    I'll come back and edit this as I examine other black responses to 6.Ng5+.

    EDIT:
    Whoops.  6.Ng5 is impossible/illegal. I meant 6.Nf5+

    And after trying several lines,  I am inclined to agree with darlochessenthusiast, I think black is in quite a strong position after 5....Kg7.    ----   One line:

    5. ...     Kg7,
    6. Nf5+  Kh7,
    7. Nxd4  Qxd4, (My rook is pinned.
    8. Qc7+  Kh8,
    9. Qg3    Nd4,
    10.Qh3+  Kg8,
    11.Qg3+  Qg7,
    12.Qxg7+ Kxg7,
    13.Rd2   Ne5    Too many variations to play out, but I see a draw as most likely.

    In your line 9...Nd4 is not possible (the Black queen stands there) - do you mean 9...Nd3 (from there it's possible to move to e5 - move 13)? Wink

    Look at post #91 - maybe there are improvements for Black:
    8. Qh3+
    Kg8 9. Qe6+ Kh7 10. Qf7+ Kh8 11. Qf8+ Kh7 12. h3 Qd1+ 13. Kh2 Qd5
    14. Rf7+ and White wins as in the puzzle! Cool

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #137

    robertkeitz111

    cool!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #138

    RioBRChess

    slowhare wrote:

    not an easy mate from where it ends

      Thanks for the analysis!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #139

    fx7165

    Money Mouth

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #140

    fx7165

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