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

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

Justforthefun

very difficult for me -- and therefore an excellent tactics training exercise

335394862

I did it nice plays white

335394862

I did it nice plays white

scottd112467

I don't get it.  I'm not a great chess player.  Why wouldn't the black queen or rook take one of the many opportunities he had to take the white queen? 

wonner

nice movements

iblunderedmyqueen

wwwoooww hard my brain......

iftikhor

nice one, got stuck on the a4, other than that I knew it was a queen chase, until it is a have to take the queen move... :)

biat

good one

Andy_Katznelson

Why can't black go rook c1? I feel like that would solve the problem. White has no forced mate from here and the puzzle is broken down.

 

edit: wait the knight protects so black loses queen

cageman

good 1.. i missed the last two moves..

Jacob30

ok

mikemarvelous

very nice field of war 

tempora-mutantor

whoa, did you get the license of that truck that just hit me?  That was a great puzzle......wow, wow, wow!

jorgheb12

really tough puzzle...good mental gymnastics!

CMGuess

Overly long - the basic idea here is to remove the queen for a back rank mate with the rook slingshot...

EP_Chess

I got it. That was cool.

martinaaron

I found the first move quite fast, but after 1. ... Qb5, I meant to follow up with 2. a4.

It seemed like a win since the Black Queen is out of squares to cover e8 - but now I see 2...Qxe2!! and it's White who will be mated on the back rank: 3. Rxe2 Rc1+ and the game is over. So I have to give it to Adams, he played it brilliantly!

laurent75018

very nice puzzle

Brannit

long and difficult