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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2


    very nice complete sweep puzzle. Educational.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4


    Interesting puzzle!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5


    indianteacher wrote:

    Indian teacher, I want to say this was from an actual masters game. There is a reason why a7 isn't taken. It opens a file for the rook and eventually can come out and take the pawn on a2. This would actually make it a little worse to take it since the rook can now come out and just equalize material.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6


    I played against a computer both variants (taking a7 and not taking it). Black does not have a chance in either case. Not taking a7 looks safer but if you analyze what happens after that, it does not really matter. You see, after all exchanges White will have at least 3 passed pawns. That's enough for win. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7


    Torre-Lasker 1925

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8


    Exactly right

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