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3/8/2012 - Vink - Gulko, Corus B 2001

  • #121

    Why not 1. ... g5? It has to be better than 1. ... Qxe3

  • #122

    g5 Qf7#.

  • #123

    Got it!

  • #124

    hmm:)

  • #125

    The reverse queen sacrifice! White keeps his queen and black loses his- it's rare to see that in these puzzles.

  • #126
    raju28 wrote:

    why black queen scarified?


     because is the only way to delay the checkmate with g4++

  • #127
    Why would the queen take the pawn!
  • #128

    what.... it seems like the queen sacrifice is complety unneeded and redundant.. the result is the same... why lose a peice jsut to dealy the exact same thing happening by one move? 

  • #129
    llamatoe wrote:

    what.... it seems like the queen sacrifice is complety unneeded and redundant.. the result is the same... why lose a peice jsut to dealy the exact same thing happening by one move? 


     Because optimal play requires delaying your loss as long as possible- you never know if your opponent will blunder and let you turn things around.

  • #130
    thenovice wrote:

     Because optimal play requires delaying your loss as long as possible- you never know if your opponent will blunder and let you turn things around.


    yeah, but by moving your queen there... it pretty much tells your opponent that.. "hey! im moving my queen here so u dont mate me with your pawn!"  the only way your oppoent could lose is if he didnt see the move.. and so maybe you shouldnt make it so obvious

  • #131

    Proud that I found this in less than 10 seconds. Lovely puzzle.

  • #132

    stupid... and... this is...bad... i ain't like it... queen for pawn...huh...

  • #133

    Nice but black is doomed again!

  • #134

    too easy

  • #135
    ka7th wrote:
    raju28 wrote:

    why black queen scarified?


    its to stop 2. g4#


    but if black just pushes his own g-pawn, doesn't it stop the mate since he now has an escape square?

  • #136
    sivartalappes wrote:
    ka7th wrote:
    raju28 wrote:

    why black queen scarified?


    its to stop 2. g4#


    but if black just pushes his own g-pawn, doesn't it stop the mate since he now has an escape square?


    Push the g-pawn instead of stopping g4?  Congratulations, you just allowed White to pull Qf7# a move early.

  • #137

    Bxe4 works as well

  • #138

    ok

  • #139
    PawnPace2012 wrote:

    Bxe4 works as well


    Bxe4 can't force mate in 3.

    It's already been discussed.

  • #140

    not that hard

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