1/30/2011 - Escavating Enemy Territory

  • #121

    960 puzzle not bad but

  • #122

    But 1.... f6  is a blunder response by black.  Try 1. ... h6   or 1. ... Ng6

  • #123

    the problem is 2 easy

  • #124
    E-Kuko wrote:

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

     

     


    Nifty - Knight blocks the "crossroads"  -  whichever black piece pushes through, he blocks the other.

  • #125

    too simple

  • #126

    writing this note was harder than solving the puzzle

  • #127

    Uhh, eXcavating?

  • #128

    What the....

  • #129
    TomBarrister wrote:

    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.


    Well, not that much up... Black will trade his dark bishop for the g5 knight, defending the knight with his queen, leaving his g6 knight free to move. Later he can also push the h pawn to threaten the white bishop which caught in g5.

  • #130

    It's okay

  • #131

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  • #132
    TomBarrister wrote:
    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.


    Yes, 1. ... Ng6 does protect the f8 knight.  However,  - I think that after
    2. Qxf7+ Kh8,  white might do better to push his h-pawn to h5. 

  • #133

    Looks more impressive than it really is.

  • #134

    solve in less than 5 secs

  • #135

    they should make sunday puzzles that you have to figure out what the opposite side can do to stop it

  • #136

    ...kindof lame

  • #137
    michael484848 wrote:

    This was an incredible, grueling feat by me.


    ha

  • #138

    It resemble a lot to a puzzle I saw recently on Chess.com...

  • #139

    to easy

  • #140

    I like the daily puzzles, I can use all the help I can get!

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