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Can't black just move its bishop so that when whites pawn becomes queen, black king can escape? Then when black king moves away, IF whites pawn promotes, then it's a discovery attack against whites newly wedded queen, and you still have blacks pending queen? It doesn't seem as bad as it looks and actually I think it can go either way from here, but that's probably obvious, just thought I'd point it out :)
I'm so bad that I didn't even see the crucial pawn when I initially looked at the layout.
You missed the point. Even when you clear the bishop so black has an escape, white still has taken black's rook and queen, leaving black with two minor pieces to fight off against white's FOUR. If you don't think it doesn't seem as bad as it looks, then you need to study the position more, cause it's obvious you don't understand how bad Black has it.
After complaining that most of these puzzles just flat-out suck, I have to say that this one was GREAT. Clever, educational, different, unexpected. Good job.
From the end position it's impossible to prevent the pawn from queening with check -- the bishop is blocked from the back rank by the king. So it's either four minors against two (if the king escapes to f7 and the new queen trades itself for the rook, again with check); or the bishop blocks the first check and now it's four minors and a queen against two minors and a rook. White has the tempo on black's queen, regardless.
Really nice tactics...
Renata puts it nicer than I do lol. Renata knows I don't handle silly posts very well. =)
@deltaquad: 2. ... Re5! No mate in two
I don't understand how you don't see that's mate in two.
Pawn promotions are so cool...
real nice one....
that was very nice!!!
and check this site out www.LloydG.Zeekler.com
Rare puzzle. Good.
Rare, no way. This is well done
that one was tricky.
got it on the first try, pretty easy
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