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8/13/2014 - Smagin vs V.Kupreichik, Minsk, 1985


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #121

    axing

    Easy

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #122

    rasgulla

    tough but figured out lol

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #123

    rasgulla

    tough but figured out lol

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #124

    rasgulla

    tough but figured out lol

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #125

    Doorvagarg

    nice puzzle

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #126

    resa1234

    i did it but two wrong 1. 2.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #127

    tucumcari

    Tough one.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #128

    D234D

    Easy enough.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #129

    rohitgupta7

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  • 12 months ago · Quote · #130

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    Good one indeed.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #131

    MeTristan

    darlochessenthusiast wrote:
    MeTristan wrote:

    Nice puzzle.

    You have to look and see where you want the king to go.

    Here's the actual game:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1087591

    White missed the mate!
    And still won.



     

     

     

    All hail the Helix!

    Dear Metristan,

    I think that it is very likely that you looked at the game that you have posted. After the 10th move, black is attacking white's kings pawn with two minor pieces, and white's answer is to defend with his rook.  I do not understand this, but the answer is presumably to do with black's king being on the same column (I do not know whether this is a file or a rank).  But on the next move black places his bishop onto E7, so the white pawn I would think can be taken, and yet white still does not defend it, but plays his knight to attack the bishop. Can you explain why the black bishop does not just take the pawn? Regards, David

    If 11 ...Nxe4 or 11 ...Bxe4 then 12 f3! wins the pawn.

    Due to the pin on the king.(It is a file.)

    The move 11 ...Be7 blocks the pin on the king and threatens to take the pawn.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #132

    cheizkeivy

    good... :D

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #133

    jlmolgar

    NIce and Easy

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #134

    keyakku

    sac'n'win - what a surprise Smile

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #135

    mauve_penguin

    Bro, not cool.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #136

    john_jungleboy

    hoho

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #137

    mauve_penguin

    way too fast! still fp though

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #138

    Jacob30

    k

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #139

    mauve_penguin

    Lol

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #140

    darlochessenthusiast

    MeTristan wrote:

    Nice puzzle.

    You have to look and see where you want the king to go.

    Here's the actual game:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1087591

     
    White missed the mate!
    And still won.



     

     

     

    All hail the Helix!

    With MeTristan saying right at the end of his post 'white missed the mate but still won', that knocks one of the possibilities that I thought prevented chess.com from finishing a 'mating sequence' out of the window. I thought that if chess.com were playing from a real game, then they were obliged to adhere to the moves that were played. But now I see that this is not the case. Sometimes chess.com end the puzzle at a place that I do not think is finished and sometimes I do not know why and this irritates me.


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