2/11/2012 - White to Play and Win

  • #181
    the daily puzzles have always been white to mate that ive seen.  That what was messing me up.

     

     


  • #182

    was that a puzzle..?

  • #183

    easy!!!

    easy!!!

    easy!!!

  • #184

    again.Sunday,lovely Sunday

  • #185

    I don't think so!!

  • #186
    sean2012 wrote:

    Yeah like other chess puzzles I have seen there is a flaw in it.  

    At least 70% of people would take the White queen with the black queen. 

    Then the whole CM strategy for white is screwed and the game will play out differently.


    You betcha, Sean! 

  • #187
    sean2012 wrote:

    Yeah like other chess puzzles I have seen there is a flaw in it.  

    At least 70% of people would take the White queen with the black queen. 

    Then the whole CM strategy for white is screwed and the game will play out differently.


    Could this be why at least 70% of us are not Grandmasters?

  • #188

    TOO MUCH FOR A SUNDAY, MY BRAIN HURTS !!!!!  Good puzzle though...

  • #189

    Cool

  • #190

    EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and wait didnt we do this puzzle yesterday too??????????????????Cool

  • #191

    This was yesterday's puzzle 

  • #192
    Kinda tricky, but that is why we play.

  • #193

    Nice puzzle I knew I had to keep checking due to the pending checkmate by Black; however, I didn't look at the 2. Qg3+ check at first bcz of of 2. ...Qxg3.

    Then I saw that if Qxg3...3. Bxf7#; thus, White's Qg3+ is the winning move forcing Black to block with N both allowing white to win the Black Q and while still keeping Mate attack alive.

  • #194

    :)

  • #195

    Intelligent.

  • #196
    KillTheHorsie wrote:
    sean2012 wrote:

    Yeah like other chess puzzles I have seen there is a flaw in it.  

    At least 70% of people would take the White queen with the black queen. 

    Then the whole CM strategy for white is screwed and the game will play out differently.


    Could this be why at least 70% of us are not Grandmasters?


    No.   The whole point of chess moves is to block a plan of the opponent and by taking the white Queen with the black queen that is what happens.   End of story.     That's the move I would make rather than sitting like a dummy waiting for my black queen to be taken by the white queen as per the so called puzzle.

  • #197

    Here is another possible way the game might play out from where the puzzle left off:

  • #198

    hmm:)

  • #199

    nkhgcfxzxz

  • #200

    easy

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