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The whole "first" thing is pathetic. To actually value some trivial thing like that...
Why even bother...
open check 4 the king that pave away 4 the mate...
what wrong with puzzle title ? 10/03/2011 ?
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Is this column called - Chess for Dummies
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Kept looking to see something with the Rooks - finally saw the lurking, pinning Bishop.
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An interesting puzzle: imagine it is black's turn instead of white's. Any way to take it to a draw? I'm thinking of 1. ... Re6 as my first move. Is that the best move?What comes next?
EDIT: I'm guessing the next round would be 2. Qg4 Rg8 Then a possible following line might be 3. Rfc1 Qd54. Rc8 Re7 5. Qh4 Qe6 6. Rc2 e3 7. Re2 Qd6 8. Bd4 1-0 I can't figure any salvation for black at this point - where did he blunder? e.g., 8. ... exf2 9. Rxe7 b5 10. Rf1 Rf8 11. Bxg7+ Kg8 12. Bxh6 Rf7 13. Rxf7 Kxf7 14. Rxf2+ Ke8 15. Rd2 Qxd2 16. Bxd2 and now there is REALLY no point in playing further 1-0
The point is that combination of the bishop controlling the main diagonal with the black king at h8 is difficult if not impossible to defend against, with the material disadvantage we see in this problem.
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