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

  • #221

    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!

  • #222

    very nice puzzle

  • #223

    long and difficult

  • #224

    It is hard

  • #225

    not easy for me never the less logical

  • #226
    smokeys wrote:

    Does everyone need to say the same damn thing over and over? First and nice are just lame. Any respectable board would consider that spam and deal with posts and posters who make those posts as they should be dealt with.

    The spam ruins any chance of good discussion occuring about a daily problem.


    Here here

  • #227

    one the best puzzles i've ever seen...

  • #228

    Interesting ideas about this puzzle:

    Even though white continues to offer up the queen, she's not disposable.  For example, if 1...Qd8 or Qc7, 2. Qxc8 wins for white because black needs an equal number of defenders to counter white's rook pair (when it's white's turn).

    However, if after 2....Qb5 white plays 3. Qxc8, white loses because of 3...Rxc8 because black still has 2 pieces defending e8 after the exchange.

  • #229

    Ok, it is obvious why black cannot take white's queen, but could someone explain to me why black could not have pushed a pawn to allow his king an escape? Or possibly move the king a space closer to the rook to defend it? What are the problems with those moves?

  • #230

    very very very very very very very very Good

  • #231

    Very difficult for me - but many of the comments helped me see the point! Many thanbks to many of you for posting.

  • #232

    Very difficult & interesting, but we can see soon the point.

  • #233
    jaminfine wrote:

    Ok, it is obvious why black cannot take white's queen, but could someone explain to me why black could not have pushed a pawn to allow his king an escape? Or possibly move the king a space closer to the rook to defend it? What are the problems with those moves?


     I was wondering the same thing......

  • #234
    jaminfine wrote:

    Ok, it is obvious why black cannot take white's queen, but could someone explain to me why black could not have pushed a pawn to allow his king an escape? Or possibly move the king a space closer to the rook to defend it? What are the problems with those moves?


    Because the Black queen has no defender. If black moves a pawn then white just takes black's queen.

  • #235

    ni

  • #236

    it didn't come to me that black queen to g4 isn't a good option. a very nice puzzle. haha! really hard. :))

  • #237

    Looking ordinary position ,but nice solution for this game

  • #238

    only frist move :/

  • #239

    Fail....sorry...

  • #240

    i think white did it the long way.why didn't he kill the rook at c8 at the second step.

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