1/30/2011 - Escavating Enemy Territory

roark_sn

easy to find out...

s32

Very easy

didiz1016

too szy

didiz1016
E-Kuko wrote:

A real puzzle. Mirko Marković, 2005 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle to see some notes ("What if...?").

 


 nice puzzle

ShiroChess

mmm...  i would exept litle more

RakW11
mrwrangler wrote:

mate in 3 1 Qxe8 any 2 Qxf7+  Kh8 3. Qxf7# if 1... Kh8 then 2 Qxf8#


no, because Black plays Ng8, although White could go for the smothered mate.

DevinI

A bit tricky.

aprilmoon

too easy and not complete

breidi
E-Kuko wrote:

A real puzzle. Mirko Marković, 2005 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle to see some notes ("What if...?").

 

 


Thanks. Good one.

pathfinder416
Benzo wrote:

escavating isn't a word


Odd coincidence ... this isn't a puzzle either, just a hanging piece.

ricker23

Gee it's Sunday!!!!!!!!!

dufferps

I suppose the puzzle stopped here because black resigned, but since it is the Sunday puzzle (especially designed for those of us with most to learn), I really wish it had shown the play to the end:

I can't find any good next move for black, but here is a couple of lines:
1. ...        Bxf1
2. Qxf2+   Kh8
3. Qxf8+   Ng8
4. Nf7#

1. ...      h6
2. Qxf2+ Kh8
3. Qxf8+ Ng8
4. Nf7+  Kh7  Now I am unsure of white's next best moves
5. Kxg2?  Qb7+
6. f3      Be7!
7. Qxa8  Qxa8  and  white's knight at f7 is in bad shape.

Wish I had time to re-analyze.

axue

Kind of easy, but still nice.

xray

Hope all enjoy their day...........

TomBarrister
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TomBarrister
dufferps wrote:

I suppose the puzzle stopped here because black resigned, but since it is the Sunday puzzle (especially designed for those of us with most to learn), I really wish it had shown the play to the end:

I can't find any good next move for black, but here is a couple of lines:
1. ...        Bxf1
2. Qxf2+   Kh8
3. Qxf8+   Ng8
4. Nf7#

1. ...      h6
2. Qxf2+ Kh8
3. Qxf8+ Ng8
4. Nf7+  Kh7  Now I am unsure of white's next best moves
5. Kxg2?  Qb7+
6. f3      Be7!
7. Qxa8  Qxa8  and  white's knight at f7 is in bad shape.

Wish I had time to re-analyze.


White threatens mate in 2.  I'll list a few lines in the diagram:

The best Black can do is 1 ... Ng6, 2 Qxf7+ Kh8, 3 Kxg2, at which point White is up a lot of material and should win easily.

rundas1234

it isnt mate in 3! this turn, black moves his e7 knight to g6, protecting the knight on f8

jjeffrey

The hardest part of this puzzle was figuring out what ESCAVATING means !!

Hyannis
mrwrangler wrote:

mate in 3 1 Qxe8 any 2 Qxf7+  Kh8 3. Qxf7# if 1... Kh8 then 2 Qxf8#


 If it is mate in 3 more moves, then the puzzle should have allowed us to play the mate out rather than do one move that means naff all!!

fabill

I like the banter about continuing the attack, would have been helpful if that was added to the puzzle, after all it is Sunday and we do have time to think,,..