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Problem ID: 0084536
lol, I spent ages trying to figure out how to open the b1-h7 diagonal, before realizing the white queen is simply trapped.
same here elindauer.
Add me to that club as well. :)
I didn't know that the black queen was there
why would black play Qb1?! why not just Re6 or something? :D you guys shouldn't show how the game came to this position oO
Surely the substitution sac RXe4 wins the game? But no, go for trapping the queen.
How does this win? White can just play Qxg6 instead of succumbing to fxe4??, and he wins a bishop for a pawn.
solved it after 2:08 lost 5 points, bummer. feels better than getting it wrong though.
63 seconds for plus 6 points.
Looked at a lot of fancy stuff first, before finally realizing that there's a thing where that Queen has nowhere to go. If I'd taken a minute longer, then it would have been minus 5 points, as someone experienced. But I agree, better to get it right, and get the minus, than rushing and getting it wrong, for which TT will take even more points off ya. Of course, I sometimes take a lot of time, and still get it wrong. Have had minus 10 points on occasion.
Spent a full minute on this one exploring ideas of opening the b1-h7 diagonal. Once I exhausted all of that, I saw the Queen could be trapped.
I also was trying to open the bishop diagnal; completely missed the trapped queen. :(
Revisit 5/20/15 Burned almost 2 minutes this time (slower than 1st) trying to find a way to sac a piece on e4, til I had to come back to find the trapped Queen.
Revisit 6/26/15 S 0:11, but I saw the 'tag' before starting.
Rxe4 is good.
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