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i don't think so...we understand the matter differently..for me, as a chessplayer, you can only say that you have solve it if you were able to see the key move and presicely calculated all collateral variations arising from it.
and i guess you did not able to solve it coz you suggested 1.Kb2?
What a strangely rigid definition of 'solve' - I guess once you make a mistake it is impossible to solve it, even when you give the correct key and all variations. :)
.....and i guess bigdoggproblem had problem understanding what i posted.
what i said:
"for me, as a chessplayer, you can only say that you have solve it if you were able to see the key move and presicely calculated all collateral variations arising from it."
I guess once you make a mistake it is impossible to solve it, even when you give the correct key and all variations. :)
I'm sad becoz he did not understand the line "precisely calculated all collateral variations".. How can you make a mistake if you are precise in your calculations huh???!!!!
I put it into an engine. Analysis says "#-3 (Mate in 3)"All the suggested variations to get out of it fail.
Looks like I will have to go a tad more slowly.
Let's start with: "give" and "calculate" don't mean the same thing. :)
So you are saying that we are supposed to calculate ALL the possible moves to "solve" a puzzle ?
Example : mate in one.
You did not "solve" it if you didn't see the five mating moves, and the fact that 1.Qb3 draws, according to your definition.
i guess you have to read and understand thoroughly what i have posted.. what i meant "calculate all the colateral variations".. these are the variations you have to calculate after you have given the key move..in order to prove that you have comppletely solved a puzzle, you have to analyze all variations that would arise depending on black's reply..
Which one, precisely, is not given in #19 ?
- not #19, but your comment in #11 which suggests 1.Kb2??? which according to you can give mate more reliable..the key move you suggested is wrong, thus follows the variations as well.
Her plan is to post a comment every one or two days so her topic comes in the "Most Recent Posts" section at different times of the day, hoping that she gets more viewers. Ignore it.
- well, honestly i dont have such plans in mind..i posted this puzzle to challenge evryone who viewed it if they can solve it,..and that is all. i dont consider it as an honor that this may be included every week as "most recent posts", i would rather prefer to achieve a higher rating by playing chess in this site to prove something- and that I call honor.
If I follow your reasoning :
1-None gave the full lines in the same post, except Irontiger.
2-Irontiger got the puzzle wrong at first.
3-Thus, the puzzle is not solved.
Do you see a problem ? No ?
1-None has managed to create a fire, except Gronk the cavesman who put together the idea of silex from Hurk the stone carver and the idea of hitting from Durk the hunter.
2-Gronk the cavesman failed when he first tried clay instead of silex.
3-Thus, fire has not being invented yet.
Now I understand Sharrocks (#32) was true, and I will follow is advice. It was a pretty puzzle, but your trolling ruins it all.
there were more variations in it..tnx for liking it.
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