12/30/2012 - Mate in 2

Gimpalersan

That tactis trainer puzzle is flawed to be honest. The king should have been moved to g8 once the queen's attack was removed. That would change the game and even opens up the possibility for stalemate, possibly checkmate, if black plays properly.

ThutmoseIII

Dear chess.com:

This first page puzzle quoting issue is irritating. Please go to your local community college and pay some computer science student $50 to fix your code.

Thank you,

ThutmoseIII

Naniwazu

Answer: Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rd8#

john456852-old

Macco ruined it

stephen_33
Gimpalersan wrote:

That tactis trainer puzzle is flawed to be honest. The king should have been moved to g8 once the queen's attack was removed. That would change the game and even opens up the possibility for stalemate, possibly checkmate, if black plays properly.

Never claimed that TT puzzle was difficult Gimpalersan, just less easy than today's daily one!

As for your assertion that it's 'flawed', you might want to go & look again because at no time can the king escape - remember that the white bishop is on g6 by the third move & cuts off any retreat via f7.  And anyway, what exactly does "once the queen's attack was removed" mean ?

Of course if you'd like to post your alternative line....?

waynedickinson2

Cmon guys..you got 1 job.get it right..i hate broken puzzles on a Sunday morning

mopwell

Someone is mistaking cute for obnoctious.

whogeeyao

Classy mate. Happy new year countdown (from last year)! Best of wishes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpHCFQaQUgY&list=UUp4WVV8-O8eoYl0nnfd9WaQ&index=3

cheetahch

you can only solve the first move

songrocks

stanhope13

Its the government, they couldn,t run a bath.

DrB127

010101010001111101010010101010110101, and that's that.

kiwi

hmm...

Nichtgefunden

Der computer antwortet nicht und ich hab 2Schachbretter aufn Bild

damongross

I don't think the people I play against are going to let me get into a position like this.

Gimpalersan
stephen_33 wrote:
Gimpalersan wrote:

That tactis trainer puzzle is flawed to be honest. The king should have been moved to g8 once the queen's attack was removed. That would change the game and even opens up the possibility for stalemate, possibly checkmate, if black plays properly.

Never claimed that TT puzzle was difficult Gimpalersan, just less easy than today's daily one!

As for your assertion that it's 'flawed', you might want to go & look again because at no time can the king escape - remember that the white bishop is on g6 by the third move & cuts off any retreat via f7.  And anyway, what exactly does "once the queen's attack was removed" mean ?

Of course if you'd like to post your alternative line....?

Miscounted the play, you're right. I would have played that version in an actual game and it actually wouldn't have changed anything at all. Sorry bout that.

MAVERICK_ZER0

broken

Oldschoolz

bug

Ray-D-OActive

 Nice

xray

Have a nice Sunday and Happy New Years to all......