10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths

  • #61

    easy

  • #62

    Happy Halloween!

  • #63

    Nice puzzle!

  • #64

    easy

  • #65

    easy but interesting

  • #66

    Easy one.

  • #67

    Congratulations, Daily Puzzle.  I think this is the first active "Queen Sac" in quite a while.  And this was a good 'un.

  • #68
    acertaineffort wrote:

    Nice!  I would have probably played 1.Bc3 in a real game, forcing mate in just a few moves more than is optimal.

    On a less significant tangent, I wonder if I can get my 3rd consecutive "first" on the daily puzzle tommorow!

    Your right Bc3 would be a logicol move that leed's to mate, 

  • #69
    Flashingblade wrote:

    The queen sac is the only forcing move.  Forcing moves are much easier to calculate.  

    No, I think 1.Ng6+  forces Kh7.  But the Queen sac is still necessary to clear the main diagonal for the dark-squares Bishop.

  • #70

    nice

  • #71

    o

  • #72

    k

  • #73

    very easy & very difficult

  • #74
    paulified22 wrote:
    acertaineffort wrote:

    Nice!  I would have probably played 1.Bc3 in a real game, forcing mate in just a few moves more than is optimal.

    On a less significant tangent, I wonder if I can get my 3rd consecutive "first" on the daily puzzle tommorow!

    Your right Bc3 would be a logicol move that leed's to mate, 

    Yes,  1.Bc3 avoids the need to sacrifice the Queen. It leaves black with a variety of options (Rxf7, Qxh2, Qf1+, Kh7, and others), but none that can avoid checkmate in a few moves.  Unlike white, black has failed to develop his pieces other than the awkwardly positioned Queen.  So his demise is sealed fairly soon.  But 1.Qxh6+ forces the quickest checkmate.

  • #75

    simple and sweet

  • #76

    Always fun to sac the Queen.

  • #77

    cool

  • #78

    Forced mate in 3... have a nice day ; bonne journée.

  • #79

    nice

  • #80

    Cool :) !

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