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4/5/2012 - Mate in 3


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141

    ndskykng

    Jeffmon wrote:

    I've only heard the term "deflection" used for a situation where a piece is enticed or forced from the defense of a key square/diagonal/rank/file. I would guess "decoy" means the same thing but isn't as widely used.

    Edit: Actually according to wikipedia, a decoy is when you lure a piece to a specific bad square, whereas a deflection lures it to any square where it can no longer adequately defend. So a decoy would be a specific type of deflection (if I understood it correctly).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_terminology#D

    Thats how I understood it when I learned it.  Decoying gets a piece to a bad square, generally to capture it later in the line.  Deflection just gets them away from defense of a key square/rank/diagonal, not necessarily to put it in danger, but to take advantage when the piece is overloaded, as the Black Queen is on this puzzle.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    Jeffmon

    @ndskykng- The decoy example on wikipedia confirms what you said, that it's the decoyed piece that's threatened. So in the puzzle it is a deflection.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143

    Veteran12

    Easy!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    domalius

    good puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    artisthegame

    does a3+ do the same thing and is faster?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146

    fireflies808

    Gepy wrote:

    1. Qb4+ Kg8

    2. Qb8+ Qd8

    3. Qxd8++

    Qxd4# not, ++

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    chessleogeo

    pretty easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148

    ndskykng

    artisthegame wrote:

    does a3+ do the same thing and is faster?

    No.  See post #58

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    kanimena

    1. Qa3 works too.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    RenataCFC

    But not in three moves.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151

    cristorres

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    Ray-D-OActive

      Couldn't understand the logic, but got it anyway !!!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153

    pro-life77

    tricky

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    cristorres

         Puedes hacer un ejercicio a ciegas,

     es decir viendo   inmagináriamente la   posición:   Blancas Re1, Ta1, Th1, Ac2, Ac3, peones h4, g4, g2  Negras: Rg8, Ad5, Cd6, b7, c6, h6, g7, g6. Estan valido los enroques y los peones al paso.                            

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    cristorres

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    chess7152

    great puzzle. missed first move though

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157

    pajayjay

    I disagree fellas... ?????????////

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    abekiroz

    interesting

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159

    Roamingbull

    Checkmate was inevitable. I would have taken the queen and hoped the other guy/gal made a blunder...ha ha. Actually, now that I look at it again, by taking the queen on the first move, it would have set up a defence for when the pawn promoted. Game would have continued....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    ndskykng

    Roamingbull wrote:

    Actually, now that I look at it again, by taking the queen on the first move, it would have set up a defence for when the pawn promoted. Game would have continued....

    Yeah.  For one move.  Pawn promote, checkmate.

    What's your point?


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