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10/11/2013 - Grigory Popov vs Kirsan Ilyumhinov, Russian Champi

  • #161

    Really clever and very difficult

  • #162

    Tricky

  • #163

    3. Re5  also leeds to mate in five.

  • #164

    cool!

  • #165

    WE ALREADY DID THIS ONE SO STOP SAYING IT IS SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #166

    This was stupid

  • #167
    TomDeaux wrote:

    the bishop can go to d7 or c8 with the same result as going to h3, right?

    No. The rook blocks the bishops diagonal attack at so it's Re6+ instead of mate. The king has f5 and g4 escape routes to prolong the agony.

  • #168

    A better theme for this puzzle is white to play and win. It is obvious that by moving the bishop out of the way of the king then white mates in 2 moves (...Be7+ Kf4 2. Re7++ ) unless black sacrifices queen or plays 1... Qf5. So the puzzle then becomes Bh3 or Be6 to anticipate Qf5?

    Black should have tipped the king; one queen and a pawn 3 rows from promotion is no match for rook-bishop pairs.

  • #169

    hard bitch

  • #170
    Godfart wrote:

    1... qxf2+ derails this poorly constructed "puzzle"

    If 1...Qxf2+ mate will occur one move quicker than the puzzle solution.  The simplest line would be 1...Qxf2+ 2. Kxf2 c3 3. Be5 c2 4. f4#.

  • #171

    can explain why black will move queen c2-f5? If i am playing,  will move queen d2

  • #172

    good

  • #173

    good

  • #174

    nice

  • #175

    good one...

  • #176

    Lets see here.  This is allegedly a game position where Black is nearly the equivalent of a Queen down and immediately puts the Queen en prise with no real tricks such as stalemate if captured or forced pawn promotion?  Why not 1.. 1-0 ?

  • #177

    Cool

  • #178

    Great

  • #179
    Un_Pissant wrote:

    Lets see here.  This is allegedly a game position where Black is nearly the equivalent of a Queen down and immediately puts the Queen en prise with no real tricks such as stalemate if captured or forced pawn promotion?  Why not 1.. 1-0 ?

    Exactly my point...

  • #180

    such an easy puzzle

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