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7/21/2012 - White to Play and Win


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #121

    superchess186000

    but i agree with comment 127 from 47godspeed


     

    Why wouldn't black king take the pawn instead of the rook, it would leave white with the rook but it's better than a queen (promoted pawn), wouldn't have been mate and with the number of pawns on the board, black might just have made something work...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #122

    dreamzcafe

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #123

    stanhope13

    Nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #124

    KittyAX

    yay got it

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #125

    Gibson1990

    Why didnt black take the pawn instead of the rook. That way he's facing a rook and 3 pawns instead of a queen and 3 pawns. I know he'll probably still lse but it's better odds. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #126

    carlosmadura

    good

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #127

    fay-says-hi

    that horse comic thing is funny

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #128

    n_srinath93

    end game..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #129

    IncrediBill

    For all those wondering whether the Black King should have taken the Pawn instead of the Rook on the 4th move (4...Kxb7 instead of 4...Kxd8), you are correct.  

    However, it is worse than that.  The Black Rook would have already eliminated the Pawn on the second move instead of moving up to the eighth rank ( 2...Rxb7 instead of 2...Rd8).  Take a look at the blue alternate line below:

    If Black didn't already elimate the passed pawn on the second move, then Black definitely would have done it on the fourth move.  See the blue alternate line below:

    I can only assume that chess.com allowed the Pawn to promote to a Queen in order to establish that White would clearly have the upper hand and would quickly win instead of playing out the Rook scenario.

    This is a very disappointing puzzle because it breaks the cardinal rules of chess puzzles, that being, that Black always makes the best moves possible and that Black tries to survive as long as possible even though loss is inevitable.


     

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #130

    fastig

    nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #131

    PlayChessLikeHockey

    nirmal0070 wrote:

    RACE FOR 1st PAGE?

     TOO EASY PUZZLE.

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    I'm loving all these comics at the beginning as opposed to the "first" posts! Especially yours! Keep em coming guys!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #132

    jagdeepw

    Yet another dud! After 2.p-b7 black has K-b7 - he doesn't have to move his rook

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #133

    nyLsel

    nice puzzle!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #134

    ReyRambler1960

    Great.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #135

    JCE77

    nice

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #136

    KAUTS

    WHY NOT BLACK MOVES HIS KING IN C7 IN SECOND MOVE?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #137

    BryanCFB

    KAUTS wrote:

    WHY NOT BLACK MOVES HIS KING IN C7 IN SECOND MOVE?

    2...Kc7 3. b8Q+ Kxb8 4. Rxd7.  White wins.


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