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The queen is taken after her catwalk on the 7th rank. Then the white rook checks on the 8th rank. Since the rook is pinned by the white bishop, the queen interposes. But alas, the rook picks up the black queen, and that is checkmate.
1. Qf7+ Rf7
2. Rd8+ Qe8
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Simple yet nice
Very neat... Queen sac and the rook is pinned - interposing the black queen only delays the checkmate one move.
Black had one alternative:1... Kh8, but then 2.Qxf8#
Very good for Monday...
These are getting harder. Took me 8 hours to sort this one out.
nice and easy
Nice. Sacrifice to win
Simple but effective mating sequence. I wonder how many times I miss combinations like this in my own games.
I'm sure I miss some. Even more, I fail to include them in planning ahead.For this to work, white had to get his pieces ready, maybe at a cost in material or allowing black to improve his position for attack. And maybe black had to fail to see it coming.
Daily puzzle does push us to consider queen sacs in our planning and execution. It is a hard lesson, because we like to hang on to our queens.
Nice easy one!
Today's Chessgames.com problem, white's 13th move in a Neberman vs Silbermann game was likewise a Queen sacrifice leading to checkmate.
I got it.
I guess actually solving the puzzle is something, but within my inner soul, I know that posting on the first page should be my real goal.