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Problem ID: 0020750
Seems like black has bit trickier path to victory if White leaves his bishop on e4 eying f3 square against potential for black queen check....then 1...Rd3 2.Qc1 Rf3!? followed by 3.Rg3 Rxf2 4.Rg2 Nxg2 5.Bxg2 and white should lose but at least it's not over in a flash??
Maybe someone can post the source and analysis?
Here's the flash you're missing. 1...Rd3. Now if white plays your move 2. Qc1 , then black plays the smashing 2...Qxh2+ White is forced to take 3. KxQ followed by Rh3# It's a rather stunning mate if black refuses to take the R on move 2.
Vladimir, I think the variation you point out should have been the solution - not the easy one that we see...
Another vote for Vladamir's combination to become the solution. The problem's rating would probably shoot up at least 300 points but damn it'd be worth it. Stunning mate indeed.
Why can't white play 2.BxR?
Ah, lovely. Thankyou.
Nice one, Vladamir, you really seem to know how to win at chess.
beware of the Rook bomb!
Didn't see another black piece...
thank you chess.com very these beautiful puzzles =))))
Finally broke 1600 with this one...YES!
White should trade Queen for Rook only, and not take back with the Bishop(Bxb3)
fp, first time
Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering the same thing for 2. Qc2, protecting the white bishop.
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