# 7/12/2012 - Mikanovic-Moisan Plante, Canada 2001

• 3 years ago · Quote · #101

Solved.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #102

I appreciated the more challenging puzzle today. The pattern was a bit more complex, took me about a minute to see how the Queen and Bishop got into play.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #103

Am I missing something?  Why would black take the bishop?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #104
robson100 wrote:

I think the puzzle is poor, there is no way and no need for black to have moved the bishop in that way............. ridiculous!

Before posting something like that, check that all your clues are in place. You're appreciation is incorrect. The key on the puzzle is black's bishop. Is the responsible of preventing mate. That's why, first, the knight has to move of the way forcing check, and second white's bishop on h6 pinning black's bishop on g7. Then, whether black captures or not, is mate in one induced by the queen.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #105

Nice one

• 3 years ago · Quote · #106

Challenging! Woohoo.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #107

easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #108

1.Ne6+ was critcal move as Bxe6 blocked pawn's advance to clear escape path for King.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #109
Valpo_rocks wrote:

Am I missing something?  Why would black take the bishop?

Leaving it is no better  - White is threatening Qh8# and the Black King can't get out of the box in time. 2. ... Rf6 and 2. ... Rf8 both allow 3. Qxg7# instead.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #110
metalcsg wrote:
robson100 wrote:

I think the puzzle is poor, there is no way and no need for black to have moved the bishop in that way............. ridiculous!

Before posting something like that, check that all your clues are in place. You're appreciation is incorrect. The key on the puzzle is black's bishop. Is the responsible of preventing mate. That's why, first, the knight has to move of the way forcing check, and second white's bishop on h6 pinning black's bishop on g7. Then, whether black captures or not, is mate in one induced by the queen.

Absolutely correct- not dealing with the leaving the black bishop where it is leads to mate with Qh8#- the bishop cannot take the queen as it is pinned. The only other move is rook f6 which leads to Qxg7#. The only out for black was to stand up and petulantly flip the board in the air before stomping off muttering "stupid game anyway!" Whether this was seen as a resignation would depend on the relative sizes of the players.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #111

Impossible puzzle to solve, as appeared to me. But solved. Nice.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #112

good one

• 3 years ago · Quote · #113

Mighty fine. On the prestigious 6th page no less!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #114

Was just staring at the puzzle on the first page for about an hour,then i had to come in...

• 3 years ago · Quote · #115

good one

• 3 years ago · Quote · #116

• 3 years ago · Quote · #117

I can't normally solve the past match scenarios, but I did this one.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #118
Capechronicler wrote:
Absolutely correct- not dealing with the leaving the black bishop where it is leads to mate with Qh8#- the bishop cannot take the queen as it is pinned. The only other move is rook f6 which leads to Qxg7#. The only out for black was to stand up and petulantly flip the board in the air before stomping off muttering "stupid game anyway!" Whether this was seen as a resignation would depend on the relative sizes of the players.

Ha ha! Nice comment.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #119

hmm:)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #120
hawkeye62 wrote: