10/18/2013 - Missed Opportunity

  • #101

    awesome, KINGS LANDING

  • #102
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  • #103

    Could be the white peaces beat black ones in two white movements?..

    I mean .. Txf6 .. f6xT .. Qg7+ ??

  • #104

    Embarassed

  • #105

    pg. 6 0r 7

  • #106

    unravels nicely

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  • #109

    Solved! =]

  • #110

    Nice 5. Qf7? Why not?

  • #111

    Cool :) !

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  • #113
    dkcoollike wrote:

    Hi adriancook, mammoth

     

    What about 5. Qf7 ???

    I think 5 Qf7 is better. With 5 Qf7 we have mate in 8 moves. In the "solution", we have mate in 9.

  • #114

    Stupid puzzle...not me being sour grapes...it just lacks discipline. Enjoy the weekend all and CHESS ON!

  • #115
    massung wrote:
    Kings_Landing wrote:
    [Puzzles snipped]

    I believe the second puzzle is wrong. There's actually a forced mate in 3 that doesn't give black an opportunity to move: 1. Ra5+ Kxa5 2. Qc5+ Ka6 3. Qb6#.

    The solution (as-shown) seems flawed to me; there's nothing forcing black to take the rook with the bishop. In fact, Rd3+ or Rg6+ starts giving black time (and options), meaning the solution - as shown - is not a mate in 2.

    Am I missing something?

    If 1...Rd3+ then 2. Bd5#.  If 1...Rg6+ then 2. Be6#.  In each case, white blocks the rook check from black with a discovered check, and each of the two black checks prevent black from capturing 2...Bxb1, due to interference on the h7-b1 diagonal.

  • #116
    victorpu wrote:

    Solved! =]

  • #117
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    massung wrote:
    Kings_Landing wrote:
    [Puzzles snipped]

    I believe the second puzzle is wrong. There's actually a forced mate in 3 that doesn't give black an opportunity to move: 1. Ra5+ Kxa5 2. Qc5+ Ka6 3. Qb6#.

    The solution (as-shown) seems flawed to me; there's nothing forcing black to take the rook with the bishop. In fact, Rd3+ or Rg6+ starts giving black time (and options), meaning the solution - as shown - is not a mate in 2.

    Am I missing something?

    If 1...Rd3+ then 2. Bd5#.  If 1...Rg6+ then 2. Be6#.  In each case, white blocks the rook check from black with a discovered check, and each of the two black checks prevent black from capturing 2...Bxb1, due to interference on the h7-b1 diagonal.

  • #118
    eaglewatch88 wrote:
    Kings_Landing wrote:
     

    Hallo "kings_Landing" : nice puzzles , in your second puzzle after white played kd6 , what if black plays kb6 instead of Bxb1. Is still a mate in 2 possible??

    Yes.  2. Bc2# because it is a discovered check, and 2...Bxb1 is prevented.

  • #119
    africar wrote:
    dkcoollike wrote:

    Hi adriancook, mammoth

     

    What about 5. Qf7 ???

    I think 5 Qf7 is better. With 5 Qf7 we have mate in 8 moves. In the "solution", we have mate in 9.

    Actually 5. Qxf7+ leads to mate in nine while 5. Rxf7 (solution) leads to mate in eight.  Check BenTal post #90 which nicely shows these two lines as well as 5. Bxf7+ (also mate in nine).

  • #120
    Alexander_II wrote:

    For the second puzzle posted by Kings_Landing, wouldn't this be a second solution?

    1.Qe5+   Kb4

    2.Qa5#

    Yes if 1...Kb4.  But if 1...c5, then no checkmate on move #2 for white.

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