1/30/2011 - Escavating Enemy Territory

  • #81

    what a sunday huh

  • #82

    easy to find out...

  • #83

    Very easy

  • #84

    too szy

  • #85
    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

  • #86

    mmm...  i would exept litle more

  • #87
    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.

  • #88

    A bit tricky.

  • #89
  • #90
    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.

  • #91
    Benzo wrote:

    escavating isn't a word


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

  • #92

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

  • #93

    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.

  • #94

    Kind of easy, but still nice.

  • #95

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

  • #96
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  • #97
    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.

  • #98

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

  • #99

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

  • #100
    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!!

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