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Problem ID: 0026805
thats a 2000 rated problem???
I looked at this for 30 seconds, trying to find something I missed, blurt out "what?", and solved it.
This is rated 2000 0.o???
don't be too keen to find something too smart :)
Problem Rating: 2089 (-27)
ha ... problem rated 2190 now :S ... lots of players failing here .... everyone is looking for the win with the bishop to the queen and night on the rook...but there just isn't one ...
It's back up to 1914 rated problem now. I agree with gimce.. if you don't think this should be a 2000-rated problem, how long did it take you to settle on the correct path? I love it when they throw straightforward tactics puzzles into these higher ratings. It keeps you honest.
Well, if some arguments should be had for difficulty:
1. It's pretty hard to refute 1 Ne6, but 1...Nd2!! might actually do the trick.
2. While you have 1 Ne6 on your head, you can fear yourself with 1 Nxe4 Nxe4 2 Qxe4 f5 (trying to remove defenders from e4), although in reality white can probably check and save his piece simultaneously. Under the 1 Ne6 bias, though, that becomes hard to see.
So, I don't know, I disagree with you guys personally.
April 2012. It's up to 2265. Apparently a lot of folks struggle with this one...only 52.7% get it right.
Of course people are failing, mostly because of Elubas's first point. 1. Ne6 looks attractive, and is very hard to refute, therefore people go for it withought looking deeper / searching for other moves.
I, for one, did not see the refutation 1... Nd2! but instead, was quite confident with 1. Nxe4, which seems a lot safer and better, since you win a piece and not just an exchange.
This is one of those tactics where the old saying "when you see a good move, look for a better one" applies. Only that the first move was not really good at all. Hmm..
I guess even if you see a bad move, the saying still applies to look for a better one
So the saying could instead be "Look for a move better than the one you see." But when do you stop looking for better moves? :p
Rating is super high now.... 2213
its a 2107 now, and I would hesitate to call this a "tactic". Maybe people try to complicate things with 2. Ne6
failed with Ne6 =(
Didn't even consider Ne6, nevermind see it fails to Nd2.
This is a good problem to put in the tactic trainer to slow down people that jump on the tactical lines. Maybe not a tactic, sure, but it still trains your tactics better.
Why would anyone ever want to cheat in Tactics Trainer... Oh well, some things are beyond me.
When you're given a free knight in Russia you better be careful, but in the U.S. its free money!
Fake Pree Tieces!
1979? Lol :D
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