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Yeah, it's hard to explain lol
Regarding those comments whether it is easy or not:One of the main differences between a real game and a puzzle is that in a puzzle you know there is a solution because that is the nature of a puzzle, in a real game you don't know and you can't be sure if you saw everything when you look at any given position, and it can be very difficult to know when to make a direct attack and with which piece or when to reinforce your position before acting more directly. That alone makes even a difficult puzzle a lot easier than a real game.In this position if I was black in a real game I would think something of this sort: I can take the bishop on e2. Now is it a sacrifice or a trap of some kind, or did white simply make a blunder? Then I would carefully look at what would happen if I take the bishop. If I can't see the danger in taking it I will take it otherwise I will of course not. If it is unclear I would probably take it. Sometimes it is fatal to take it but even worse not to take it, so in that case you are forced to take it. Sometimes the situation is so bad so there is no good move, you are outplayed, game is over, so you resign. But always look carefully at the position first and if there is any tactic posibilities or the situation is unclear resigning is not yet relevant, but in that case you don't feel outplayed yet, or you don't feel the game is over yet.If I had the white pieces I would have a similar problem in that you often can't be sure if you saw everything since it is not a puzzle where you know there is a solution. If I believe that the sacrifice is a great thing to do I will do it, if I believe it won't work I will of course not do it. But in many cases the situation is not that clear, so in many cases I will sacrifice a piece without being sure whether it actually works or not if doing the sacrifice looks better compared with not doing it.
... Sometimes it is fatal to take it but even worse not to take it ...
Worse than fatal? I shudder to think
tonydal, what you fail to realize is that you are playing the wrong side of the puzzle.
The puzzle should require you to find white's correct moves to win. Instead, it feeds you white's moves and you are required to find black's losing moves. That's what they mean when they say that all your moves are forced. They aren't just forcing, they are literally the only legal moves you can play. It is impossible not to solve the puzzle.
You just set up the puzzle wrong.
How about F8
Dang (I knew something was wrong as soon as I left the house that morning)...
cant explain it.
OK, how about it?
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