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The number of sarcastic, incomprehending or critical comments posted is a measure of how abstruse the puzzle is. The person who set the puzzle should be congratulated, especially if the position arose in real play. I think explanation is called for.
I respond to Herbage: "Could somebody please explain. I don't understand. If black queen takes white queen, then white has lost two major pieces and black still has queen, rook and knight and can win surely?"
That is exactly the point! If black queen takes white queen then Black cannot win. Although not in check, White has no legal move and the game ends in stalemate, since his only 'free' pawn is pinned and to move his king would be moving into check. If Black moves his king to get out of check, then White wins Black's queen for the loss of the rook and lives to fight on.
This is a good result for White, since at the start of the puzzle Black is on the point of getting him in checkmate with Ng5 followed by Qh2. The next best option for White is to exchange queens on e5. The solution to the puzzle is White's ingenious response to his predicament.
Of course, but the black queen can take the white queen and there goes the draw!
The Black queen taking the White queen IS the draw!
I didnt get this one...
No, just kidding. That was asowme!!
I didnt understand 1. Rd8+ Kh7 2. Qg8+ Kg63. Rd6+ Qxd6 4. Qe6+
Why not 1. Qxe5, sacrifice queen in the beginning and still save the rook.
If 1. Qxe5, after 1...Nxe5 white doesn't have enough material to draw and there is no stalemate so black will go on to win.
not the best.
by RedGirlZ 6 minutes ago
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Queens gambit vs kings gambit
by leklerk1 13 minutes ago
6 masters who proved that chess kills your brain and your life - YOU ARE WARNED
by Canada1st 19 minutes ago
Shameless opponant making multiple draw offers in a lost position
by Strangemover 44 minutes ago
Could you give me some advices about my opening repertoire?
by HighestUnrated 48 minutes ago
Close win by passed pawn
by bunicula 65 minutes ago
i dont no openings please help me
by bunicula 75 minutes ago
what should i play after 1.e4 , but not the sicillian. i hate the sicilllian.
by WholelottaloveLZ 82 minutes ago
fair play rule
by VikeQueen 90 minutes ago
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