Score: 100%

0sec 33sec 66sec

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    guilecunning

    My gut reaction was to grab the pawn but held back to look the board over first. Sure glad I did.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    lovablekash

    I did not see that wide open h file.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Lawdoginator

    That wide open h-file was inviting. Nice mate in four. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    JP510

    Here's the mate, which requires removing the defender knight on f6:  ({10:Mat04} 18. ... axb3 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20. g7+ Kg8 21. Nxf6+ exf6 22. Qxh7# $18)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    _36darshan--

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    dragana87

    just attack

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    komori6

    this is the mate,18. ... axb3 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20.  Nxf6+ exf6 or fxg6, 21. Qxh7# 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    nairb9

    what do you win?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    EricFleet

    This one they should make you play two or three more moves.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    BananaRush

    yeah  i agree eric

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    AirmenFord

    PARTY IN THE USA

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    Dead-Eye

    1 second!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    Pippychess

    look at the whole board

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #14

    CollinIsaStump

    My first 100% !

    SCORE: 100%
    My Score: 1294 (+16)
    Problem Rating 1287 (-16) Attempts: 8762
    Avg. Time: 0:34 Pass Rate: 61.1%
  • 22 months ago · Quote · #15

    ChristopherSaindon

    Glad I saw my D4 Knight first -- I almost took that pawn too! Embarassed

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #16

    crocburundi

    and if 19...Kg8  20. Nxf6+ will still do the trick, for some reason I was struggling to find that at first.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #17

    bencherif_zine

    cool

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #18

    Stv3454

    I love it when it says "Problem Solved" and I have no idea how I'm going to finish this mate off

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #19

    sussumuhd

    Stv3454, I think it'll be ended this way.

    (there's also another way but white mates anyway)

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #20

    Stv3454

    I've become very doubtful of the ratings in TT problems. 

    Here's a problem, rated 1386 at the moment.  You don't know it when you start the problem, but all you have to do is play the correct first move.  The temptation is that you'll take back the pawn that captured your Bishop and miss the chance to mate a few moves after Qh6+.

    Now compare this with another problem (the link is given at the bottom)

    This problem is rated 400 (!!! -- The lowest rating of any TT problem!).  Similar to the problem on this page, you only have to play the correct 1st move, and the problem is "SOLVED."  Of course, you don't have to know how to continue...  In this case, mate is a long way off, and even winning material is several moves away.  The first move is fairly obvious, but the continuation is definitely not.  Eventually you can trap the Q, or win the N outright and win with the material advantage. 

    But my question is really this:  How did one of these problems get a rating of 400, and the other 1386 ???  If you're going to answer "it's an algorithm" -- we'll, it's a LOUSY algorithm.  YOU GUYS LISTENING?  HELLO, CHESS.COM !!!!

    http://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=65695

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