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4/23/2013 - Round About Way to Win

  • #181
    pcfilho wrote:

    Judit Polgár announces MATE IN 4! Can you solve it?



    I am seeing a mate in 3 -

    1.Rf8+    Bxf8
    2.d6+     Be6

    What am I missing?

    Oh, Now I see:
    2. ...    Qd5
    3. Bxd5+    THEN
    3. ...    Be6
    4. Bxe6#

  • #182

    More straight forward than the title implies.

  • #183

    not bad

  • #184

    Loved the puzzle posted by 14 hours ago · in comment · #112  by  sriramu123

    Under-promotion to a sacrificial piece to avoid stalemate and enable checkmate!!!

  • #185

    The pawn can't capture the rook because it is pinned by the bishop

  • #186

    Orange_Mouse posts 2 ridiculous "solutions" to two "puzzles" in  comment #138.  Why?

    The first "puzzle" should be a mate in 1 by black, and black makes the wrong move.

    The second is a game opening by the two worst players I can imagine.

  • #187

    Don't you people get bored by always commenting 'too easy' and 'first page'? Every single puzzle they put, there is innevitably someone who wants to show just how unchallenged by the puzzle they are. Yeah, yeah, we know you're smart and an exceptionally awesome chess player, kudos to you, now talk more chess and less how dumb the others (apparently people who choose the puzzles) are.

  • #188

    This was an extremely brain-building puzzle.

  • #189
    taylorgang73 wrote:

    I think there is an alternate solution in which 2.Rxg6+ followed by Qh6 is mate however black recaptures.

    If 2. Rxg6+ then 2...Kxg6 3. Qh6+ Kf5.

  • #190


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