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This requires some thinking. First two moves held me up. Like some others I tried 1.Bf6+ as the most likely first move but taking the bishop isn't the best response - both result in forced mates. Rather, wouldn't black play 1...Kg8 - what does white do then ?1.Rxb8 is best beyond question because it pins the black rook on that 8th. rank if black plays a different line of defense with 2.Bf6+ leading to mate in a couple of moves.
The blocking move by the bishop is inspired & strips black of it's ability to defend both the back rank & g7 at the same time.
And all this was done in a real game - Wow !
i have not checked who else have suggested this...so even if there is someone then buddy take a chill pill.
and be happy that someone else is also there who thinks like you.its is not a intellectual property right violation.ok.
One of those rare chance I solve Saturday puzzles flawlessly!
was not expecting a non-mate puzzle since that has been the trend. at first i didn't see how the block was useful, but on further analysis I see how the mates are achieved.
Interesting puzzle indeed.
I didn't get it. Maybe I'm not a tactiful person at all.
Very nice indeed! Worthy of a Saturday puzz. I saw the rook exchange, but the bishop had me trying a lot of things before I nailed it. Educational, cutting off a line. Thank you.
Thanks for the problem!
Effective.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
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