4/28/2012 - Cvitan-Ivanovic 1986


Like other puzzles this week, the first move was difficult (for me) but the follow-ups were rather natural/obvious.  But I don't feel like I have "solved" anything until we analyse the continuations,.


not great!

kerrysessions wrote:

I just completed this game with a surprising finish:


 Beautiful.  Looks like all those queen sac daily puzzles can teach us to see some winnng combinations.


difficult oneFrown


Simple, but knowing that a tactic was there made it easy. In an actual game, spotting this sucker seems quite difficult.




i do not get it


The knight can be taken with rook because of the tactic that white can pull off:

Rd5 attacks the queen and rook, forcing black to make the queen run away. The black queen must stay connected with the a5 rook, otherwise white can simply capture with Rxa5. Next, white puts the king in check with the queen, aligning both queen and rook against black's lone rook. The king has to first move since he's in check. Finally, white wins the rook with the new Q+R battery.

kerrysessions wrote:
jakester127 wrote:
prativa_pralh wrote:

In your puzzle, you have white playing 3.Rf5+ which is followed by 3...,Kg5.  Black would instead play 3...,Rxf5 and white has lost two rooks for a knight. Your puzzle is flawed.

I don't know what you're looking at.  The puzzle I see has Qf5+ not Rf5+.

I'm looking at prativa's puzzle that he posted on page 2.