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Good puzzle. The first thing that I thought of was the Q sac.
nice one indeed.
At the risk of sounding repetitive: There should be loads of puzzles out there that don't involve queen sacrifices. Seriously, I don't even have to look for the first move anymore, saccing the queen is an automatic first move. Doesn't sound very much like chess to me?
I know, lol........I keep sacrificing my queens and I always lose! I don't get it....... :}. But I like the puzzle anyway, it was cute and not something most would consider unless of course they knew that it was a puzzle.
Great puzzle! That queen sac made the whole breakthrough. Really good one!
I first wanted to move 1. Qc7+ followed by advancing my pawn to d8. Daily puzzle rejected that, and rightfully so. I didn't have a spare tempo to advance the pawn. Black could answer with a devestating attack on g2. (I might be able to defend it with Qg3, but my attack would be hopelessly busted. Surely no mate in five).
Still, I want to go back and see just how it might work out if I continued with Qc7+. I'll post again after checking out some continuations from that.
I did "play it out" starting with 1.Qf7+ -- White won in a very long game. There is plenty of room for variations, and I may have missed some "best" moves for black (and for white). But I come away pretty well convinced that there was no way for black to avoid the loss. Here is the line I found:
I actually found several variations on this, but had trouble entering them on an analysis board. The outcome was always a win for white.
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Nice bishop swing...
Learnable puzzle for me . Lot of thanks .
Different check mate move queen to C7 then king can't take because of the pawn then move queen to C8 and check mate.
Nice sac for mate!!!
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