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Fun fact the oldest daily puzzle on chess.com is wrong

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goodapple25
https://www.chess.com/daily-chess-puzzle/2007-05-08
goodapple25

https://www.chess.com/daily-chess-puzzle/2007-05-08 Now it's a link. 

goodapple25
It involves a rook sack for mate, however mate is avoidable
Martin_Stahl
goodapple25 wrote:
It involves a rook sack for mate, however mate is avoidable

 

No only is it avoidable, it's completely losing for white if the rook is sacrificed. I'm asking about it, but I imagine fixing old daily puzzles might not happen.

shnuttnick

The c3 pawn should be at c4, then it would work.  

ScatteredWealth

Great observation

ChessDude009

This is true. I discovered this in one of my older forums a while back.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/the-starter-and-the-first-daily-puzzle-ever-made

ChessDude009
ChessDude009 wrote:

This is true. I discovered this in one of my older forums a while back.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/the-starter-and-the-first-daily-puzzle-ever-made

Actually, every single comment on the original position is like "Hey there's a mistake."

Wurstzug
Isn’t first Qf6 leading to mate? bruh
shnuttnick
Wurstzug wrote:
Isn’t first Qf6 leading to mate? bruh

 Nope.  

Martin_Stahl
Wurstzug wrote:
Isn’t first Qf6 leading to mate? bruh

 

In the initial position, it's the best move, just no forced mates.