13328 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I think they labeled this as being difficult because Nabokov considered placing this puzzle in his book. Otherwise, it wouldn't make much sense, their comment, that is...
More "unchallenging": queen sac, something like an Arabs' mate, done and dusted.
If this forum a bit more regulated by the moderator, then the one who say "first" or "Second" or so on, should be banned for a week. Then, I believe no one will want to say first, second and so on. LOL :)
why wouldn't Rxd5 work. also results in a mate in 2
Rook captures D5 wins too, doesn't it?
No, I guess ... B d3 slows it down one move. never mind
Never say first again. Why would you say first. Stop it.
Oh, and I also don't care if you found it easy. So did 50% of the commentors. Let's try saying something worthwile once in a while.
Thank you. The itallicized text before you type even says: "Please be helpful, relevant, and nice"
Relevant, helpful and nice, how's that?
"Challenging"? Okay, it does a good queen sac illustration though. The title implies a forced mate. Besides, you can see the needed coverage for the rook. More like a Monday puzz than a Wednesday puzz.
I found the Queen Sacrifice solution only because I knew it was to be a mate-in-two, and I diligently searched until I found it.
In a game I would probably have captured the rook at h8 with my queen, expecting:1. ... Qh6+2. Kb1 Qxe6 (or ... Nd7)
As the board opens up to us, Black is up a knight, but White is poised to capture the knight at d5 with his pawn (at this point he has six pawns to black's 3) or trade his remainging knight for Black's h-rook. Either way, White should win.
I doubt that in a game I would have had the mind set to look for a queen sacrifice forced checkmate. I would have been too focused on equalizing the material pieces while keeping my pawns advantage for the endgame, and keeping the positional advantage of the "bottled up" pieces in the upper left corner.
Nice! I like this one a lot!
Too good puzzle. Thanks chess.com. I am happy today, I could solve it.
5/22/2013 - Good Night to the Enemy
by RobertoFrezza 2 minutes ago
Can chess.com start offering contests at different ELO zones?
by reflectivist 5 minutes ago
by ollerwe 7 minutes ago
Conclusions of my research
by Ziryab 9 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by nahtanoj23 12 minutes ago
chess dating :love is on the board
by pdela 12 minutes ago
by reflectivist 12 minutes ago
Why isn't Bishop vs Knight considered to be a material imbalance?
by mickydredd 14 minutes ago
making pictures in chess
by Mingamizer 15 minutes ago
Queen + Knight
by Mingamizer 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com