4/14/2012 - White to Draw

  • #81

    :)

  • #82

    Q!

  • #83

    good one.

  • #84

    is well boom!

  • #85
    RMDillinger wrote:

    I only got this puzzle because the title said white was to draw. I am surprised white gave up so easily. If I were in this position in a game I would be more likely to play Rd4. There is probably a combination I am missing but it seems like a much stronger move.

    I cannot see an Immediate threat (forced mate) from black and exchanging rooks would at least reduce the pressure on the bishop.

    I will admit that barring any blunders the game does look like it is heading for a draw anyway but to force it without attempting a win seems foolish.

    If 1. Rd4 then 1...Rxf2+ either checkmates or at least wins a bishop for black.  If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kxf2 then 2...Re2+ 3. Kg1 Qe3+ 4. Kh1 Qxf3+ 5. Kg1 Qg2#.  If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kg1 then at the very least 2...Rf1+ 3. Qxf1 Qxd4+ wins a bishop for black.  Please feel free to correct me if I miscalculated or improve or expand on the second line.

  • #86

    The same boring, stupid Queen sac. Get a clue chess.com.

  • #87
    Bryan681972 wrote:

    If 1. Rd4 then 1...Rxf2+ either checkmates or at least wins a bishop for black.  If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kxf2 then 2...Re2+ 3. Kg1 Qe3+ 4. Kh1 Qxf3+ 5. Kg1 Qg2#.  If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kg1 then at the very least 2...Rf1+ 3. Qxf1 Qxd4+ wins a bishop for black.  Please feel free to correct me if I miscalculated or improve or expand on the second line.

    Excellent analysis Bryan!!  Here is a picture for those that didn't follow.

    What I would add is that after 1...Rxf2 2. Kg1

    then 2..Rg2+ 3. Kh1 Qxf3 follows, with threats of discovered check (Rxg3+ followed by Qg2# come to mind) and also Ree2 still, should reinforcements be needed.  If White's queen ever leaves the back rank, then Re1# is easy.  White can get in a few courtesy checks on Black's King, but White will soon fall.



  • #88

    I find that I made a illogical mistake in viewing the chess problem.  Excuse me.  Yes I was wrong.  White draws.   You don't have to show me I am a idiot.

  • #89

    nice

  • #90

    In short - White swapped a Queen for a Bishop and a Pawn?

  • #91

    In the puzzle by Odinnhs, after 1. Qh3+, Kd6, why not 2. Ne4#

  • #92

    nkika

  • #93

    nika

  • #94
    Rameish wrote:

    In the puzzle by Odinnhs, after 1. Qh3+, Kd6, why not 2. Ne4#

    Ouch.

    Odinnhs just got schooled.

  • #95

    very good! :)

  • #96
  • #97

    9

  • #98

    wow

    easy

  • #99
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  • #100

    nice

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