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Problem ID: 0031001
Hard, very hard, no Queensac
An important note not mentioned in the analysis: if black defends with ...Rd8, then Rxd7! is extremely strong because if black takes either way Nxf6+ wins both the bishop and the queen for a knight and rook.
I went for 1. Bh6. Needless to say, that is also winning. It allows you really very little time to distinguish between so many winning lines.
Agree, Bh6 gxh6 Rxd7 is winning too.
Black isn't forced to take the bishop after Bh6 and allows black to play more defensive moves like Qe6.
I thought at Qg3 after h5, keeping threats on Bf6 and Kd7 but ssemingly there must be some good B answer
LOLOL kotomitsuki XDXDXDXDDDDDDDXD
Got the problem, but lost a point. Should not be penalized for getting the problem. I understand not getting a plus,but I should not be penalized. A survey result by chess.com agreed with me. This practice should be stopped. Why ask members a question, when you guys are not going to listen?
Your idea would inflate tactical ratings beyond any semblance of meaning. It takes hard work to improve at tactics. It is no surprise that most people would rather not do the titanic, soul-crushing amount of work it takes to improve their ratings. I encourage you to embrace the challenge, while it still exists.
Very fun problem. And well said, Ulf.
94 seconds for minus 4 points.
And I agree with ulfhethinn.
And I was slow, because I reacted weakly to pawn h5, a move I didn't expect either. My fault, not the fault of the rating system, which is fine as it is.
I saw the correct ideas and made the correct move to carry them out. Qg4. But I didn't react well to pawn h5 at all, even though I knew Q takes d7 was available.. Didn't expect pawn h5. For some reason, I didn't realize I had a rook at a1, and began to think I was a rook down to start. Finally spotted that rook and grabbed the knight, but it was too late.
April unrated practice. Pawn h5 couldn't bother me at all this time.
I missed the simple idea of Double Attack. Once again TT has me looking for some kind of mating attack that doesn't exist. I tried Rxd7 with the idea to follow up w/ Nf6+, and after black recaptures to play Bh6 attacking the Rook with a mate threat. I missed that after Qxd7, the Queen covers the g4 square and gives black time to save the Rook on f8 and stop the threat as the Queen cannot play Qg4+.
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