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Problem ID: 0024714
at first look it seems difficult problem but it is not actually so tough.
I've been staring for more than 2 minutes on this puzzle and I couldn't find anything...
pretty rough. i took with the bishop intead of the rook at the end. It's a blunder as it allows the king to escape to d1 and he's out of trouble. taking with the rook forces the queen to b2 to threaten the d4 bishop. any other white queen move allows Re5++.
What's wrong with Bxe3 for the last move?
With Bxe3, you have Kd1 (king escapes) and then all you received was a rook.
With Rxe3, the king must move to g1 to escape (or throw more pieces away trying to save itself)...and when it does so Rc3 gains a queen
The last move is hard to find hence 19.1% pass rate, good problem.
Is there still a mate there if white plays Kh1 instead of taking the queen?
All i can say is WOW
I think I have discovered a new "rule" in Tactics Trainer. When you have a choice between capturing by a rook or by a bishop, it is almost always correct to capture with the rook to set up a discovered attack on the next move. (I did find the first two moves, which I thought were the difficult finds, but missed the third move, which should have been the easy one.)
What's wrong with Bxe3 for the last move? I simply don't understand it.
I also have been starring on this problem for a long time. I could not find a weekness in whites camp to attack! The position looks so normal. Then, after 4 minutes (and me thinking I am going crazy) I spotted the potential weakneses on the dark squares (f2, e3, d4) which set up the solution.
3...Rxe3 is easy after that (wins the game) since 3...Bxe3 looses the game on the spot and you might as well resign. It is frequently stronger to set up a discover attack, when you can, rather than just give a check.
My Score: 2108 (+6)
lol i was stuck to 1900 wall for months and i was about to break to 2000 wall in 1 go.....damn if only i could find it
Too funny, I just saw this position in a book, obviously from the white side, and remembered at once the solution.
Malern: If white does not accept the queen sac with Kh1, black wins the hanging rook with ...Rxe1. Easy win, but not a quick mate.
This problem could be extended, and thereby, made more of a challenge as well as showing why Rxe3 is the correct move...
If White were to defend with 4.Ne2. (4.Qb2 Bxb2 is a no-brainer)
Now 4...Nd3+ is the only correct move (4...Rf3+ =, and Rc3+? loses to 5.Nxd4 Rxc2 6.Nxc2 - a lot of players thought the rook move was correct because it sets up a discovered check to win the queen, but it's actually to prepare 4...Nd3+)
5.Qxd3 Rxd3+ (-+)
5.Kg1 Rxe2+ (-+)
i may have done this one by accident thinking their was a bishop behied the queen lol
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