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the black queen should have eaten the white queen,bad puzzle
can someone tell me?
Post 38 is the most succinct explanation.
White is poised to win, but must start out with a check (else, ... Qd5+ will destroy all his opportunities). 1. Qb8+ or 1.Qa3+ will force a win, and I think 1.Ba3+ will force it as well, but only 1.Qb4+ will force it in 3 moves.
Indeed I tried to play Qa3+, having seen both the deflection idea and the back-row check, but then not putting them together. At least I didn't give away the farm, but :( anyway.
why doesn't black queen takes d4 to stop the origanal check?
very very eazy
this is a good puzzle....inspires thought for a change
Bad chess players will of course choose
1. Qa3+?? Kg8 2. Qxa5
[like I did]
[[And yes, I know the ?? is a bit severe]]
why didnt the black queen take ?
1. Qb4+ Qxb4
2. e8(Q) mate
well said Elroch
But I wanted to queen! :(
Ah; it's a mate problem. I played Qa3, which either mates or wins the queen.
couldn't find the first move!
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