4/19/2012 - Sucker Punch

  • #181

    Rook g8 works as well.

  • #182
    lph wrote:

    ROFLMAO

    IKR LAWLAWLWLAWLALALAWROFLMEOW.

  • #183

    pretty easy but a nice practice

  • #184

    nice and easy

  • #185

    Smile

  • #186

    love ur title

  • #187

    Laughing

  • #188

    good one indeed.

  • #189

    har har har

  • #190

    Quite good puzzle made better by an interesting thread. I had trouble finding the first move for a little while & considered Qxc6 but then saw the threat from d4 & realised it was no good: So why some people propose it as a valid alternative is beyond me - the given solution is a forced mate in 4. I don't see how you can improve on that unless you can find one in 3 !

    'slowhare', I think you found yourself having the wrong argument & with the wrong opponent on this one - 'ndskykng' always defends his corner well & that's no bad thing.

    And by the way, I think that in your longer solution (post #151) you may have missed a quicker mate at move 16:  Try Rxa7#.

  • #191

    good

  • #192

    easy. but i never thought about back rank like that before!

  • #193

    controvercial!

  • #194
    stephen_33 wrote:

    'slowhare', I think you found yourself having the wrong argument & with the wrong opponent on this one - 'ndskykng' always defends his corner well & that's no bad thing.

    And by the way, I think that in your longer solution (post #151) you may have missed a quicker mate at move 16:  Try Rxa7#.

    Appreciate that Stephen.  That's all I was trying to get across to slow... that his alternative wasn't a move that works also, not like a mate-in-4.  It never should have escalated like that.

    Good eye on move 16.  I never calculated that far cause I saw the pressure building on that back rank by queen+rook, I knew I was losing a rook anyway and felt I shouldn't waste an escape move and should take a pawn down with me.  But yeah, if it got there, then 16. Rxa7# (or 16. Qxa7#) would have worked.  Nice catch.

  • #195

    Another queen sac for da chess daddy mac. :)

  • #196

    it was okay

  • #197

    Lose to Win . A prefect game!!!!

  • #198
    stephen_33 wrote:

    Quite good puzzle made better by an interesting thread. I had trouble finding the first move for a little while & considered Qxc6 but then saw the threat from d4 & realised it was no good: So why some people propose it as a valid alternative is beyond me - the given solution is a forced mate in 4. I don't see how you can improve on that unless you can find one in 3 !

    'slowhare', I think you found yourself having the wrong argument & with the wrong opponent on this one - 'ndskykng' always defends his corner well & that's no bad thing.

    And by the way, I think that in your longer solution (post #151) you may have missed a quicker mate at move 16:  Try Rxa7#.

    I have no problem with skyking defending his corner, although he misread my intention and comes off condescending as usual. I solved the puzzle right off, but saw another interesting possibility when analyizing it and pointed it out on page one. Never did I say it was a better solution and even showed the queens only way out. Why not make a play like that in a game when your winning chance is assured and the possibility that your opponent will not see their only way of survival or resign. Skyking likes the banter and I just keep playing his tune for my own fun.

  • #199
    slowhare wrote:
    Why not make a play like that in a game when your winning chance is assured and the possibility that your opponent will not see their only way of survival or resign.

    Why not make a play like that (1. Qe6+) in a game when your winning chance (mate-in-4) is assured and the possibility that your opponent will not see their only way of survival (cause it doesn't exist) or resign (because mate is coming in four).

    So much better when you make my point for me.

  • #200

    not as bad as yesterday

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