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8/6/2011 - Going to the Edge and Back


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #21

    KumarAnkur

    good one!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    Razzfazz

    tough nut!
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #23

    Dark-Pulse94

    my first puzzle, and too easy...

    you lose both Bishops to get a rook and a Bishop... not too bad, but how to get the checkmate from here? that's gonna be the hard one xD

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #24

    rbk1

    not so easy one..!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #25

    TheDarkKnite

    hmmmmmmmmSealed

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #26

    manish_chawla

    somebody....

    play with me...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #27

    K911

    A very stange puzzle....................Undecided

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #28

    IncrediBill

    alexeyv wrote:

    Why black 3...fxe6 instead of queen exchange?


     Black will end up down a Bishop, because when White recaptures the Queen with his Bishop, he will also give "check".  Black will then have to respond to the "check" allowing the White Bishop to escape with his bounty.  See Post # 2 on Page 1.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #29

    pbazan

    Really interesting

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #30

    Drikhen

    Had to use help:(

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #31

    Suki_N

    Very nice puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #32

    mcshahb

    nice... only get first move correct by first try... for the first i learn smtg from daily puzzle here

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #33

    daxternator

    It's Okay

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #34

    Skwerly

    wow definitely a challenging one!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #35

    peterkroes

    Excellent puzzle, well done crew!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #36

    MParkie

    IncrediBill wrote:

    I definitely had to click help solving this one.  Nice of chess.com to throw us a curve ball instead of your standard Mating puzzle . . . helps keep us on our toes.

    I am not sure how the rest of this game actually played out, but even though White gained an advantage, I think that it would still end up as a draw.  I tried extending the game myself, but I got to a dead end.  Perhaps someone could shed some insight?

     

     


    Maybe exchange the queens, followed by the exchange of the a pawns? Then white would probably try to overpower black with his three connected pawns.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #37

    Zinsch

    It's not that easy to force an exchange of queens. Black will try to keep its queen alive.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #38

    Firezen

    what about 1...Ke8? its better than going exchange down.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #39

    pauix

    Awesome. I had to click help more than once. Thanks a lot for explaining the puzzle, IncrediBill!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #40

    paulified22

    this game is whac ked,it says black to move,i think i tried every move i could move,but evidently i did not because i had to hit help,then it rejected Qh8 check,then saced bishop don,t ask me why,maybe black was supposed to win,puzzle ended with white Qa8.definatly did not understand this puzzle but THANKS CHESS,COM for rattling my brains.i know game was not over,black had moves it could make.let me read what everyone else had to say.


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