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

GM_Vinson-Xin

this is prolly the hardest  puzzle i have ever done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is hard

szammie

Very Nice!

SZ.

GM_Vinson-Xin

if u took the rook the queen would take ur rook

Norge2

NICE PUZZLE

Chryghton

Good puzzle

sportsmai

this is so hard

spykerr

I don't understand what this was. 

AcertijoZ
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AcertijoZ

Very easy, like mis Adivinanzas

Lego_master

nice

farzad21

ok

Epoche
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oren300

why doesnt the queen it Qc4?!?!


ginsta
pdesmond wrote:

I'm sorry but I don't get it, why is black so afraid of the white queen, black could have taken the white queen any time.


Here, the black queen HAS to protect the rook on e8. So it MUST stay on the a4-e8 diagonal. All the white moves are aimed at DEFLECTING the black queen away from this diagonal. Once this is done, black will be checkmated in 2 moves... (After the black queen is removed from this diagonal, 1.Rxe8+ Rxe8, 2.Rxe8#). I hope you got it now.

MartinUKL

Why did the black Queen not take the white after the first move?.

Yeo_In_Wook

Oh.. now i get it.

 

the white is trying to make a back-rank mate. so if black captures the queen, Rxe8+ and followed by mate. really interesting puzzle.

Jacob30

ok

deepak64

This is a very very difficult puzzle. Cool

Twobit

Tiptoeing, tap dancing.

VaBiker

I saw that the Black Queen was saving black, but did come up with the idea to divert it. A very good but very difficult puzzle for me.  Very instructive, too.