# 10/9/2012 - Devastating Decoy

Removing The Guard!  Thanks for the lesson!

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Very simple!

easy

got it on 1st

So easy

johnyblaze28 wrote:

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.

jacobi6 wrote:

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.

easy

damm easy

hmm:)

nice and simple

Mighty fine.

rdkey76 wrote:

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 ?

o yea

Yes, easy, but even a simple puzzle gets the gears whirring.  I always try the daily puzzle before beginning live chess.