# When I am hungry

• 4 years ago · Quote · #361

In Tactics Trainer there are very interesting positions. I can't help re-posting one that i met recently :

• 4 years ago · Quote · #362

Haha yes, a wonderful position. Tactics Trainer does have a few of those. Here are two more examples:

• 4 years ago · Quote · #363

nice

• 4 years ago · Quote · #364

That first one by shoopi reminds me of a variation in one of Nigel Short's games:

• 4 years ago · Quote · #365

There is a very interesting puzzle on shoopi's blog :

• 4 years ago · Quote · #366

For puzzle 368a does the order of moves 4 and 5 matter?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #367
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• 4 years ago · Quote · #368
Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

dekaleaas , please point the number of the puzzle you mean - in your post the diagram can not be seen ( i can't see it ).

The puzzle is in post #8 on the first page of this thread.

Why not 59. Qd3+ Ka1

Then white can no longer check and black can promote his pawn to a queen. -Im probably missing something as I am a noob with chess. But Im curious why its not possible.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #369

Lovely puzzles

• 4 years ago · Quote · #370
dekaleaas wrote:
Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

dekaleaas , please point the number of the puzzle you mean - in your post the diagram can not be seen ( i can't see it ).

The puzzle is in post #8 on the first page of this thread.

Why not 59. Qd3+ Ka1

Then white can no longer check and black can promote his pawn to a queen. -Im probably missing something as I am a noob with chess. But Im curious why its not possible.

60) Qd1 or Qf1 would still be mate because the black queen is blocking a2 unless I am misunderstanding what you are saying.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #371

59. Qd3+ Ka1 60. Qd1(orQf1) b1 (promotes to queen)

Then the king is on a1 with a queen on a2 and b1 protecting him.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #372
dekaleaas wrote:

59. Qd3+ Ka1 60. Qd1(orQf1) b1 (promotes to queen)

Then the king is on a1 with a queen on a2 and b1 protecting him.

Wow I was thinking pawns move the other way stupid me. Yeah 59 should be Qf1# while the king is blocking the pawn I believe. Perhaps that is what comment nine is referring to?

• 4 years ago · Quote · #373

The computers at work dont support a chessboarddiagram, so I just made a picture:

The puzzle suggests 59. Qd3+ Kc1.

But why not Ka1? Then Qd1 or Qf1, but then the pawn can promote to a queen.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #374

dekaleaas, you are right, it is my mistake, i made entering the moves.

59.Qd3+ is mistake, white must play 59.Qf1 mate .Thanks for pointing it. :)

• 4 years ago · Quote · #375

Hurray!! I said something sensible about chess :D

• 4 years ago · Quote · #376

dekaleaas, i see, you invented new chessvariant:

Economy Chess :

• 4 years ago · Quote · #377

Yes, I enjoy chess. To watch, to think about it and to read about it. My play however is very bad. The game has so much depth that it would cost me a looong time to get somewhere. But may be I am learning a bit on the go and who knows I will play a bit more in the future.

Some time soon I will play a game of Economy Chess against Boletus_CZ . I played him before and lost hopelessly. But next time I will be supported by houdini :D (and he will use databases). I think its going to be an interesting game!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #378

Here is a nice drawing puzzle I came across.

It was in the book The Fireside Book of Chess (1949).

• 4 years ago · Quote · #379
• 4 years ago · Quote · #380

White to play and win