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I need a favor: Would someone please explain to me the point behind making 9 empty posts, like writing 9 nine times in 9 different posts or some such odd and silly use of a space that essentially belongs to everybody.
I know that chess players are normally smart; but smart people are not immune to mental illness. Perhaps some members should be forced to take their meds before visiting the site.
OF course if there is a deep, hidden meaning to all of this then I will visit a psychiatrist myself. I think you have to repeat things many times fro no reason. That is my personal opinion myself. My persaonal opinion, myself, myself, mice elf, mice elf, myself, mic elf, myself, ice elf, myself, my meds..read nine times I am too tired muce elf, mice elf.. I agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
BRATiva has made me aware of several things:
1. The people who post "First" and spam never read the "Please be helpful, relevant and nice" message, even though it's directed squarely at them.
2. The people who work in the HP call center really have too much time on their hands; God forbid they help people with their computer problems.
3. People who are desperate for attention do desperate things.
As far as the puzz, I enjoyed it, especially the double-check. Unusually mellow for a Friday edition though.
ok... but I missed the double check...
Very good puzzles, thanx for sharing...
its to easy
second puzzle I solved in two moves....Rg1+...Kf5 then Qg5+ mate
You are correct - it is a two move solution but with Qg4 not g5 which the queen cannot reach !
I've yet to come across one of 'prativa's' puzzles that has a sensible solution lol.
Great.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
Hopefully this isn't too hard:
r2n1k1r/p1R3p1/5pP1/7q/1N6/PB2BP2/K4P2/3R4 w - - 0 1
MATE-IN-8! WHITE TO MOVE. THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION:
MATE-N-3 (FIVE SOLUTIONS)
Finally, after finding a workaround to public libraries whose web browser security features prevent the use of Java (bummer!), I was able to repost my original MATE-N-3 from last week without going thru a 3rd party...who solved this problem originally by showing only 2 of the solutions versus the entire 5. I'm reposting as it is still a jewel-in-the-Nile of MATE-N-3's. Enjoy :)
Opening Trap 101:
MATE-N-4 WHITE TO MOVE:
This was a very interesting queenless game by me as white had black not taken the h2 pawn to escape the ensuing queen fork and played at 3000+elo like the Houdini 2 engine...white would have won but suprisingly the game would have lasted over 40 moves longer.
Below is Houdini 2 starting as Black playing against itself from the same position with black hanging on increduously for 40+ moves:
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