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10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths

  • #121

    WOW. That is unexpected. Not so simple to me. For other players below, maybe. This puzzle does make me want to reconsider how carefully I look at lines after sacrifices.

  • #122

    doh

  • #123

    Qxh6+ gxh6 Bc3+ Kh7 Bg6#. I need help we did not find the move.

  • #124

    Hey this puzzle's pretty new.

  • #125

    Another mate in 4 (forcing):

    1. Ng6+   Kh7

    2. Nxf8+  Kh8

    3. Qxh6+ gxh6

    4. Bc3#

  • #126

    2 st

  • #127
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  • #128

    easy

  • #129

    Great Puzzle!

  • #130
    Pentaxke wrote:

    I played 1. Bc3 Can anyone explain what is wrong with that move? 1. Bc3 Qe1+ 2. Kxe1 ... 3. Qxh6# Of course, it is not so pretty as a Queen sac  know...

    2...Kh7 slows down mate.

  • #131
    tacoma1989 wrote:

    I dont think the queen had to die. You can play

    Same result and the lady keeps her dignity :)

    In this line, white has the quicker 2. Qxh6#.

  • #132

    Many of these puzzles are just plain stupid.   The object is to win, not win in the fewest moves, or in some move than an amateur cannot see.   This is a prime example.  The knight to G6 takes the rook, and the king is in check.   It's just a couple of moves till the game is over.   I guarantee you the average player can win this game faster than it takes to try to figure out what these clowns want in white's next move.

  • #133

    Easy one.

  • #134

    Of course. Sacrifice the queen, just as the person who makes these puzzles must do in every game of chess they play.

  • #135

    1. Bxh6 fails to checkmate in three.  If 1. Bxh6 Qd1+ 2. Kxd1 then 2...g6, no mate next move.

  • #136
    tacoma1989 wrote:
    Just as quick, maybe more exciting because, very shortly, it gives black the feeling that it can put up a defense.

    3. Qg6+ is not quite checkmate in this line due to 3...Kh8.

  • #137

    queen sac is becoming a bit cliche in puzzle of the day, can u guys get a bit more creative

  • #138

    Ng6+ Kh7 Nxf8+ Kh8 QxP PxQ Bc3 also mates !??

  • #139

    Why not just Bxh6?

  • #140
    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!

    You're right, after Bc3 black has no significant threat or defense and Qh6 is checkmate, unless black sacrifices rook or queen (anyway, it will be just a slight delay)

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