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10/9/2012 - Devastating Decoy

  • #81

    nice. but two ways are here: take or not the knight.
    .. Qxe7 Qh8#
    ..  Kg7  Qh8# 

    You have solved this problem!

    2. Qh8# 

  • #82

    selfless knight

  • #83

    It was the title that pointed the way.  My initial inclination was 1. Nh6+, but that would have been futile (e.g., 1.Nh6+ Kg7, 2.Ng4 Qg5 -- and the attack is in shambles).  But I didn't even have to LOOK for a better initial move; the title told me where I would find it.

    It IS important to check out black's alternatives:
    1. Ne7+   Kg7, 2. Qh6#

  • #84

    Good one.

  • #85

    Nice, but an un-obvious decoy is erupting.

  • #86

    Easy one.

  • #87

    easy and obvious...Tongue Out

  • #88
    rdkey76 wrote:

    This is not a "decoy sacrifice". It is a diversion sacrifice.

    Cool You say tamato, I say tomato. You say diversion, I say decoy. We've had this debate before but, worthy of another round. Anyone ?

  • #89

    Good one!

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  • #91

    Good day; bonne journée.

  • #92


  • #93

    good one indeed.

  • #94
    AssassinationSuccess wrote:

    If it wasn't greed


    The puzzle you pose isn't the same as the daily puzzle.  You have a pawn at h2, so white is vulnerable all over the place.  The final move, Nf5+ is no solution at all -- Black will answer, Bxf5  -- then what?  I would prefer to be black.

  • #95

    very easy

  • #96

    Easy... breezy....beautiful chess puzzle Cool

  • #97
    pt4azorse wrote:

    Why not K to g7?

    because  QH6#

  • #98

    Gotta stop that Queen from covering the corner. Either she captures the Knight, or the King moves to g7 and blocks her.

  • #99

    Easy but good...

  • #100

    good one


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