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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!!!
LOOK FOR THE MATE!
see my post #88 page 5
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