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An odd move.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    JRadis

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Read this after solving please!

    This is a nice move I think! I'm not sure that it's the right move but as far as I can se is it right to take the queen with the queen not the rook. You might not find this at all odd since I just put up a position here but I can tell you that I was supriesed when I in a game against my father saw this move. If anyone else has some nice moves where the obvious is not the right to play please show me.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    Nytik

    Thats a very nice move. To be honest, I did look at it, think 'What kind of puzzle is this' and triumphantly moved the rook over the black queen. Imagine my surprise when it bounces back to whence it came Smile. Perhaps I should look properly first?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    JRadis

    Well the name of the puzzel might implie that there is something strange going on but that might have come in a nother move so perhaps one should always stay ready.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    TheGrobe

    It is undoubtedly the correct move -- capturing with the rook loses both the Queen and the Rook for the Black Queen.  White may still have problem with Black's passed pawns though.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    Glynis

    see, I automatically thought to use the queen and did not even realize that I could use the rook until I went back after solving it

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    BQB-Rocker

    Indeed, I did the wrong move at first as well, but it makes perfectly sense. If you use the rook, after the check you loose the queen anyway, so you better take with the queen immediately and keep the rook :).

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    Reprise

     no offense JRadis, but i don't get it Foot in mouth

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #8

    Ragnarok92

    interesting

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    letzgokill

    if he takes the queen with a rook, then he loses both his queen and his rook.  but if he takes with queen, its just an exchange of queens.  Its very important to know the order of which you take pieces :P

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    Grakovsky

    Nice, I got it.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    JRadis

    tooeasy1 wrote:

     no offense JRadis, but i don't get it


     What is it you dont understand?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    BirdBrain

    It is a good beginner's puzzle, teaching them to understand the position of the board, the soon-to-be exposed pin that they need to keep an eye on.  Anyone who saw that pin that was about to be put into action would have taken with the queen, no questions asked.  I still think this is a good choice for a beginner's puzzle.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    TheGrobe

    Skewer -- not pin.


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