1/18/2011 - Quiet But Effective

gambit156

gud

BorogoveLM

Hmm.....that wasn't a very good puzzle.

burdman

but what about 1. Qd3 !!

islamaaah

i solved it yes!

seabuck

fine puzzle.

deepak21071974

hmm:)

Gamble2

A little tricky

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

Rory_the_Red

Am I missing something? 1:Qb2, Qxa5. Black rook is defended while bishop is opened up and c3 pawn is threatened. Why would black exchange a queen and a rook for a pair of rooks and no real improvement in position?

K-Lite

Good technique to have the upperhand while exchanging peices...

Zokx

indeed easy !

Valderino

I got this on my first try but I really liked the complexity of the puzzle. I'm getting better! :D

beardogjones

    As breath goes in the truth is obscured,

       as breath goes out checkmate is seen.

 

         Baba Babababa

BenTal
Rory_the_Red wrote:

Am I missing something? 1:Qb2, Qxa5. Black rook is defended while bishop is opened up and c3 pawn is threatened. Why would black exchange a queen and a rook for a pair of rooks and no real improvement in position?


Rory, Qxa5 is certainly better than the way black played, though black is still in trouble after QxBb7. As with previous studies, the best moves are not always played, but rather moves that illustrate a particular theme. Then it is up to the rest of us to provide the alternative lines that may be an improvement. Here are some lines...

arnelrg

wohowwwwwwwwwwww i ve done it

CapsLock01

nice

TonyDavies

Neat Problem!

Wink

Chessstudent

1st...easy

Kuomlei

excellent puzzle

chessplayer110

Very Nice