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3/23/2013 - Over And Done

  • #141
    Gungnir wrote:

    I did not like this puzzle. I saw mate in 3 and was mad the rest of the time.

    Instead of being mad, please show us the mate in 3! Innocent

  • #142
    Gungnir wrote:

    I did not like this puzzle. I saw mate in 3 and was mad the rest of the time.

  • #143
    rodrodrigueziii wrote:
    dufferps wrote:
    darlochessenthusiast wrote:

    What would have happened if black on his fifth move had played K to g7.  Would the knight have checked him?  This would fork the king and the rook, and would be damaging for black, but it would hardly be decisive.  CAN SOME-ONE ANSWER ME PLEASE - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER!

    I think white would respond with 6.Ng5+.  Looking at the continuations after 6. ... Qxf5, 7.Rxf5,  I see that white wins.

    I'll come back and edit this as I examine other black responses to 6.Ng5+.

    EDIT:
    Whoops.  6.Ng5 is impossible/illegal. I meant 6.Nf5+

    And after trying several lines,  I am inclined to agree with darlochessenthusiast, I think black is in quite a strong position after 5....Kg7.    ----   One line:

    5. ...     Kg7,
    6. Nf5+  Kh7,
    7. Nxd4  Qxd4, (My rook is pinned.
    8. Qc7+  Kh8,
    9. Qg3    Nd4,
    10.Qh3+  Kg8,
    11.Qg3+  Qg7,
    12.Qxg7+ Kxg7,
    13.Rd2   Ne5    Too many variations to play out, but I see a draw as most likely.


    That was my reaction too; I came up with several variations where Black was doing quite well by simply going Kg7 on the first move instead of taking the bishop initially then advancing so he could get help from his Rook and Queen. 

    Of course its more than likely I missed something :)

  • #144

    why didn't the puzzle just finish up? i still don't know how to continue (from where cc ends the puzzle)

  • #145
    dkcoollike wrote:

    easy..

    Anyone else notice it is the under 1,000 crowd that finds these puzzles easy and the rest of us find it difficult?

  • #146

    pretty good.

  • #147

    Eh not too hard and not too easy but prety Good

  • #148

    Easy

  • #149

    Easy

  • #150
    EricFleet wrote:
    dkcoollike wrote:

    easy..

    Anyone else notice it is the under 1,000 crowd that finds these puzzles easy and the rest of us find it difficult?

    DylanQuairiere 

    Easy

     

     

    The pattern continues

  • #151

    Hard!

  • #152

    So many moves.........

  • #153

    Nice Puzzle!

  • #154

    so easy

  • #155

    great

  • #156

    Innocent not easy

  • #157
    pcfilho wrote:

    What about this "mate in 3" problem? Can you solve it?

    http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/03/xadrez-mate-em-3-richard-reti.html

    Qd6 check , Kxd6 , Bg5 check , Kc7 , Bd8 checkmate.

  • #158
    pcfilho wrote:
    Cipex wrote:
    pcfilho wrote:

    What about this "mate in 3" problem? Can you solve it?

    http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/03/xadrez-mate-em-3-richard-reti.html

    Qd6 check , Kxd6 , Bg5 check , Kc7 , Bd8 checkmate.

    After Bg5 check, what if Ke8?

    Rd8 checkmate

  • #159

    I guess.

    SZ.

  • #160

    more like.... done over

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