2/18/2012 - Adams - Torre, New Orleans 1925

  • #181

    Seen this before.  I forget the game.

  • #182

    Q elimination

  • #183

    I found that puzzle quite tough.....brilliant play from white

  • #184
    RenataCFC wrote:
    melvinbluestone wrote:
    RenataCFC wrote:

    NM I'm not sure again.


     No, I think you're right. After 2.a4 Qxe2 3.Rxe2 Rc1+! (not 3...Rxe2?) 4.R or Ne1 and black mates on e1 next move. Nice. I guess Adams knew something about this game....


    Ok, and that threat doesn't work on 4. a4 because the white queen is now blocking the c-rook's path to c1.  All right.  Now what happens if black takes e2 at that point anyway?


     4.a4 Rxe2 5.Qxc8+ (ah, the check!) Re8 6.RxR (that other rook is still on e1!) QxR 7.QxQ# ..............OR 4.a4 Qxe2 5.RxQ RxR (5...RxQ 6.RxR#) 6.QxR#. I need a drink... 

  • #185

    I struggled. Got the first move o/k but mystified with moves 2 - 4. Only just realized why 4.Qxb7 is no good. Humbling & wonderful.

    P.S. - I keep seeing black & white squares even when I close my eyes: Is that bad ?

  • #186

    Best one I've seen in a long time.

  • #187
    stephen_33 wrote:

    I struggled. Got the first move o/k but mystified with moves 2 - 4. Only just realized why 4.Qxb7 is no good. Humbling & wonderful.

    P.S. - I keep seeing black & white squares even when I close my eyes: Is that bad ?


     Not as bad as seeing the Checkered Demon!

  • #188

    ive seen it or perhaps played it in real life or my dreamsLaughing

  • #189

    the whole idea of course was to deflect the queen

  • #190

    wow this one's terrible

  • #191

    very difficult..i think yes but i had fun trying to figure it out

  • #192

    Why didn't black take the queen? There was nothing protecting it!

  • #193

    Very intresting approach Undecided

  • #194

    The secret is understand that the black queen can't protect the black tower besides the king.

  • #195

    >A very good puzzle<Thank youWink

  • #196

    I understand nnow- that's absolutely brilliant. If black loses the queen, white's rook will come sweeping down, get taken, then the other rook swings down for mate

  • #197

    Very good

  • #198

    tuff

  • #199

    g6?,h6?

  • #200

    didnt solved.too hard for little sleeped head

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