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

  • #121

    Easy and nice.

  • #122

    too easy!

  • #123

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

  • #124

    g5 Qf7#.

  • #125

    Got it!

  • #126

    hmm:)

  • #127

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

  • #128
    raju28 wrote:

    why black queen scarified?


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

  • #129
    Why would the queen take the pawn!
  • #130

    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? 

  • #131
    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.

  • #132
    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

  • #133

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

  • #134

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

  • #135

    Nice but black is doomed again!

  • #136

    too easy

  • #137

    143th post

  • #138
    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?

  • #139
    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.

  • #140

    Bxe4 works as well

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