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Problem ID: 0342187
I don't get it.
Indeed, 5 Ne6+! is the beautiful point. the f pawn is pinned, but since black's queen is attacked, the knight must be taken. 5...Rxe6 6 dxe6. The f pawn is still pinned, and white's idea is Qh8+ followed by exf7, when the pawn can't be taken due to a skewer. Black's queen can't do much about this though, because even more powerful is simply white's pressure on f7 -- black can't leave the back rank because of this.
what's wrong with direct 1.Rf6??
Problem extended to illustrate white's advantage so well described by Elubas.
pengtianlu. If 1.Rf6? and white tries the same plan, the white king will end up on f2 which allows the black queen a tempo check to escape its predicament.
Nice analysis by Elubas. If you don't care to calculate all that, you can note that after Rxe6 dxe6 white is also threatening Qxf7+ immediately simplifying to a winning K+P endgame.
Really? At least one of those has to be inaccurate,doesn't it?
this one is hard. 3 out of 5 for me :(
See all the line before moving pieces :). Ne6 is wonderful!
no doubt the ' problems that are easiest ' are the ones we fail at.
Got it right but did not see that ending until after moving a few pieces.
It took me 5 minutes 46 seconds to solve this sequence all the way through. I'm shocked that this problem is only rated 1984. It should be at least 2200 master level.
Ne6+ turned me on, what a sexy move that was
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