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8/20/2011 - Long Distance

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101


    Qf3 doesn't win the knight.

    1Qf3    Nd7
    2Qxd5  Qxd5
    3Bxd5  Rc8

    and White is still down 1 pawn though he has recaptured a piece.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #102


    Rating means nothing in right or wrong. Right is right and wrong is wrong despite who is saying it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103


    nice one.......

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104


    OK, so I thought I would try to see where the game would go, but it just turned into a big mess.  I think ultimately both players would agree to a draw, because I got tired of trying to find an advantage for one or the other.  It was one big zugzwang, so I decided to end it with white trying to win, only to end up throwing the game to black.

    Don't shoot the piano player.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #105



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #106


    Today is a good day.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #107


    Couldn't make sense of this one, think I'll take up backgammon............

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108


    E-Kuko wrote:

    Reti 1928 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle after solving it to see some explanations.I posted this yesterday, but something was wrong with the link for the Daily Puzzle, so just few people saw it.


     That's a superb puzzle! Thanks for reposting :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #109


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #110


    Force Black Too Give Up Peices, So Pin Too Win!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111



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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #113


    The point of Be1 is that black has a tactic on all other squares so white will not win a piece.  The idea is to simply move the knight, and after white plays BxQ(b7), black plays RxR(c1)+, regaining the material as the white queen on h1 falls next move.


    With the bishop on e1, Rxc1 is not check, so white has time to save the queen.  With the weak dark squares around the black king, white has a significant material advantage.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #114


    hard indeed

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #115


    Dragonbice wrote:

    There's no way left to defend the knight on c6. I'm not sure if the bishop has to go to e1 specifically though.

     It does. Otherwise 1. ...    Nd4    2. Bxb7    Rxc1+    3. Kg2    Rxh1

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116


    nice one kinda tricky

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #117


    how does Be1 help

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118


    Very good puzzle, thanx for sharing...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #119


    not bad

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120


    still hard

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