good puzzle. easy
Removing The Guard! Thanks for the lesson!
got it on 1st
I hate how the title of the puzzle gives it away
You're right, i didn't notice the title til after i finished it, and it was still kinda easy, ehh, it's only tuesday still.
Jacob, in your second diagram (#88) you show how it can be dangerous to make unnecessary moves because you've overlooked 2...Qxf2# ! Then what was meant to be a win for White becomes a win for Black.
(But at the age of 8!, you are very good at posting diagrams )
Got that one easy enough.
What if black play Kg7? Is there a response for white? I can't see it.
Obviously the title gave it away, but it was a good puzzle anyway.
Very nice puzzle.
nice and simple
This is not a "decoy sacrifice". It is a diversion sacrifice.
You say tamato, I say tomato. You say diversion, I say decoy. We've had this debate before but, worthy of another round. Anyone ?
Gladly, this is neither a decoy nor a diversion, it's a deflection. Black's queen, in capturing the knight, is being coerced away from the 'good' square at h6 where it's guarding h8 & stopping mate. Interestingly, there is a decoy here - if you go with the alternative 1...Kg7, then you might say the king is moving from a good to a bad square where it can be attacked. That's my understanding of what a decoy is.
But then the puzzle setter didn't go with that variation so I don't see how the title applies !(Yesterday's puzzle is a good example of a forced decoy.)
Edit: Having trouble finding the term 'diversion' anyway. Deflection is listed in Chessopedia but there's no diversion (come to that, there's no decoy either - I wish they'd bring that thing up to date!). So is diversion just another term for deflection ?