3/31/2012 - Bill Melvin v Robert Cunningham

Proud_To_Be_Persian

long puzzle, probably wont see this far in a real game in 5 minutes

JG27Pyth

Rather than playing the extremely fancypants and (I believe) flawed 2.Bg6?! the commonsense 2.Qxc7 is correct... the puzzle solution is cooked. 5....Be7 is an error, 5...Be5! leaves the e7 square as an escape for the black K and keeps black in the game.

 

Oh dear, the "commonsense" 2.Qxc7?? is rather a game exploding blunder though, isn't it?!

Chezee

easy puzzles

DESTROYER8

So close to first!

KittyAX

This was a cool puzzle. tricky!

brucexsay

question move2 y doesn't balck take bishop??

leonelcm

So very instructive, amazing game, nice puzzle, thanx for sharing...

stephen_33

Talk about turning the tables on your opponent !
  Got stuck on one or two moves in this one but a nine-move, not always intuitive puzzle is quite a challenge (some posts claim to have done this without errors - really ?)

I didn't see for a moment or two why black wouldn't take the bishop at g6 but it obstructs black's attack down the g-file. White dare not take black's queen at c7 for the same reason.
'ndskykng'  points out the inconsistency of those who question the first of these but not the second - is it because they havn't noticed that the black queen can even be taken perhaps ?
Anyway, a good puzzle.

Toadofsky

Solved first try by process of elimination. Cool

relatedsqrs

Very tricky puzzle.

Norb68

Very Nice!

PrimusPilum

Very cute.

jihadoff

so silly puzzle

chessleogeo

I did not see that pawn coming

Pavrey

Nice puzzle - white has so many of his pieces en prise at the same time.

tempora-mutantor

That was fun.

RockCity

You know it, I got it.

killersteed
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upmohc

easy

carlosmadura

very good