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12/29/2012 - Long Calculation

  • #141

    very long one, however, i managed to solve it with no errors.

  • #142

    long tough one today

  • #143

    so very long

  • #144

    Anyone said easy?

    took more than 4 mins

  • #145

    Just lack 11.... Nd3 12 cxd5 Nxe1 13 Rxe1 Kf7 and 14 Bb4 or Bh4

  • #146

    Wowowowo! Awesome!!!!!!!

  • #147
    vishalbhat wrote:

    first page

    very complicated only solved 85% of problem

    You can't solve 85%. It is how you say in mate in 4 I solved 3 moves

  • #148
    giants_14 wrote:

    Why did the puzzle end there and not before/after? .... good puzzle: typical for a Saturday.

    The puzzle ended there because white has just forced a piece win that black can no longer save with any defensive or counter measures.

  • #149

    Some of the toughest puzzles to solve are ones where the puzzle outcome is greater for the winning side than, with best play on both sides, it really should be.  Black had opportunities on moves 2 and 4 to remain only down a pawn, and probably be down positionally as well, but not losing a clear piece.

  • #150

    nice problem... I hope that the staff posts more problems like these.

  • #151
    Bryan681972 wrote:

    Some of the toughest puzzles to solve are ones where the puzzle outcome is greater for the winning side than, with best play on both sides, it really should be.  Black had opportunities on moves 2 and 4 to remain only down a pawn, and probably be down positionally as well, but not losing a clear piece.

    Probably because Marco didn't fancy playing a pawn down in a clear position against Tarrasch, and hoped to find a saving resource somewhere in the ensuing complications (which are far from clear unless you have seen this before).

  • #152

    predictable!! :P

  • #153

    should i call this a puzzle or a long game. hmmm

  • #154

    Definitely Long.

    SZ.

  • #155

    couldnt get the last move

  • #156

    What happens on 3...Rf8xd8 ? How does White wins material on 3...Rf8xd8 ? Because the game continuation will not work with 3...Rf8xd8

     

    Retifan found it:

     

    3...Rf8xd8 4.Nxe5 Bxe4 5.Nxe4 Nxe4 6.Nd3 f5 7.f3 Bc5+ 8.Kf1!

  • #157

    too much for phillycat, but thanks anyway! MEOW!!!

  • #158

    tough one indeed.

  • #159

    I got all the moves right, don't know why they were right, except for a few.....does anyone know how it finishes out?

  • #160

    jeez, so many moves

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