7/19/2013 - Mate in 9

  • #181

    asdf

  • #182

    Did not solve, had to click solution, but solution did not show move it accepted before!

  • #183

    Beautiful!  No flaws and crazy to exicute, but the solution is there!

  • #184

    Mate in 9?! Dang! Let's just say I didn't get this one

  • #185

    Okey!CoolCoolCool

  • #186
    slowhare wrote:

    This is good too, but...

     



    Interesting idea.  I don't think on 1...Nb6 2. Ne5, that 2...Qc7 was best for black.  It helps white out because it leaves black's queen under attack after 3. Nxc6. 

    2...Qe8 looks stronger.  Although white wins a piece and seems to stand better after 3. Nxc6, it also prevents the deadly 3. Qxc6+, while leaving black's queen less vunerable to attack. 

    You also neglected to cover 1...Ka6 2. Qxc6+ Nb6.  Again white has won a piece, but when given the chance, black can place the queen on either e8 or d7, and all of white's queen penetration squares should be covered. 

    White may winning after 1. Rb1+, but for the reasons above, the puzzle forced mate is certainly easier and should be stronger.

  • #187

    1. Rb1+ just doesn't work as Nb6 blocks the b file, while the white queen is still under attack by the f pawn.  Furthermore, the knight needs to be on d7 for the combination to work, blocking of the king's escape, so 1. Rb1+ actually helps black to reorganise his pieces

  • #188
    06-jwagg wrote:

    1. Rb1+ just doesn't work as Nb6 blocks the b file, while the white queen is still under attack by the f pawn.  Furthermore, the knight needs to be on d7 for the combination to work, blocking of the king's escape, so 1. Rb1+ actually helps black to reorganise his pieces

    Good point.  There you go.  1. Rb1+ Nb6 2. Ne5 just hangs white's queen to 2...fxe4, which I didn't even notice, with no checkmate to follow, as opposed to the puzzle solution.  So 1. Rb1+ probably loses because the b-file will then be partially closed up after 1...Nb6, again different from the puzzle, and 2. Ne5 definitely loses.

  • #189

    got it

  • #190

    Cry I can't stop farting... am I ok?

  • #191

    I always wanted to catch the Queen with my N...

  • #192

    Done.

  • #193

    Done

  • #194
    Xonicide wrote:
    Phylar wrote:

    Holy potato wedges Batman! I saw up to move six and my brain just couldn't handle anymore and promptly dropped the position.

    Seriously how long would you have to stare at it b4 you knew all 9 of the moves?!?

    Ive gotta admit that i seen up to 5 moves and after that i had to ask for help on my next 2 moves.

  • #195
    MSC157 wrote:

    Ohhh, that's tremendous! Chapeau! 


    Let's take a look:

     



    Not next move, black can start checking

  • #196

    nice!

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