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6/1/2012 - Georgiadis-Nikoleris, Athens 2002


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #281

    argmaudogg

    good one

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #282

    Sarath415

    I faced a bunch of questions as I tried to analyse this game from the Black player's point of view. Does anyone else seem to feel that the Black's moves were meaningless to certain extent or am I the dumb fellow here?

    1. After Rh3, I think i would be better to move Qd8, for the queen can be expeccted to be of more use than the Bishop. Does anyone think otherwise?

    2. Even after Ng4, where a defeat looks imminent for the Black, why Kh8,  bcoz it is gonna corner the King, who is already in trouble..?

    3. After the knight takes the Bishop, why not kill the Knight with the pawn on g7?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #283

    Dr-reza

    good one

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #284

    Mirous

    nice

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #285

    SirDonald

    Interesting puzzle.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #286

    Rameish

    chessgm8 wrote:
     

    Mate in 3. Good luck and I hope you can figure it out!

    The featured solution is wrong; because,

    1. Qb4; exf2

    2. Nb7; f1=Q

    3. Qf8+

    is not checkmate; black can play 3. ... Kxf8

    and then, black is better placed to win the game!  White's move 2. Nb7 is wrong; it should be 2. Nd7!

     

    Yet, why must white mate in 3 when this is a mate in 1 position: 1. Qc8#

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #287

    R0BERT1

    The "daily" puzzle? This puzz was here yesterday so not quite daily is it!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #288

    ramtin-chitsazha

    it is amazing and lovely

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #289

    asokanelson

    awesome puzzle, the most difficult this is 2000 level

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #290

    asokanelson

    oscar12345 should be deleted and locked up

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #291

    dufferps

    After 2.Ng4. Black King MUST move to h8 to unpin his g7 pawn, else 3.Rxh6#

    3. Nxh6 threatens:

    3. ... gxh6,  4. Rxh6#   or
    3. ... Kh7,   4. Nh5#  .... so, Black plays
    3. ... Bh7  -- Now 4. Nh5 or other movement by the Knight is not a discovered checkmate.

    So now white goes for a "smothered mate"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #292

    KenF99

    i totally agree with asokanelson

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #293

    BryanCFB

    Sarath415 wrote:

    I faced a bunch of questions as I tried to analyse this game from the Black player's point of view. Does anyone else seem to feel that the Black's moves were meaningless to certain extent or am I the dumb fellow here?

    1. After Rh3, I think i would be better to move Qd8, for the queen can be expeccted to be of more use than the Bishop. Does anyone think otherwise?

    2. Even after Ng4, where a defeat looks imminent for the Black, why Kh8,  bcoz it is gonna corner the King, who is already in trouble..?

    3. After the knight takes the Bishop, why not kill the Knight with the pawn on g7?

    1. Rh3 Qd8 2. Rxh6+ Kxh6 3. Qg6#.

    1. Rh3 Be4 2. Ng4 threatens immediate 3. Rxh6# so 2...Kh8 unpins the g-pawn so if 3. Rxh6+ gxh6.

    1. Rh3 Be4 2. Ng4 Kh8 3. Nxh6 gxh6 4. Rxh6+ Bh7 5. Qxh7# or 5. Rxh7#.  Still mate in five.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #294

    chessgm8

    rxpfischer196004 wrote:

    very nice! but me too! i also have a puzzle guys. here: white to move:

     

    Took me a little bit...Cool

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #295

    Sarath415

    Thank you Bryan681972. That was informative

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #296

    mahmoud_thehero

    wonderful

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #297

    huyocshp

    simple

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #298

    KenF99

    asokanelson, I think oscar deleted all his bad messages...Frown

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #299

    sKasperl

    rxpfischer196004 wrote:

    very nice! but me too! i also have a puzzle guys. here: white to move:

     

    Hey.

    I tried this puzzle (without a program). What about Bb3? Should also win?

    On either axb2 or cxb2 I would play Ba2, so you can't b1Q. Is that a possible solution or am I too blind?

    -d.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #300

    clunney

    3. Qxg7 also wins... >.>  And in fewer turns...


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