8/13/2014 - Smagin vs V.Kupreichik, Minsk, 1985

  • #121

    tough but figured out lol

  • #122

    tough but figured out lol

  • #123

    nice puzzle

  • #124

    i did it but two wrong 1. 2.

  • #125

    Tough one.

  • #126

    Easy enough.

  • #127
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  • #128

    Good one indeed.

  • #129
    darlochessenthusiast wrote:
    MeTristan wrote:

    Nice puzzle.

    You have to look and see where you want the king to go.

    Here's the actual game:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1087591

    White missed the mate!
    And still won.



     

     

     

    All hail the Helix!

    Dear Metristan,

    I think that it is very likely that you looked at the game that you have posted. After the 10th move, black is attacking white's kings pawn with two minor pieces, and white's answer is to defend with his rook.  I do not understand this, but the answer is presumably to do with black's king being on the same column (I do not know whether this is a file or a rank).  But on the next move black places his bishop onto E7, so the white pawn I would think can be taken, and yet white still does not defend it, but plays his knight to attack the bishop. Can you explain why the black bishop does not just take the pawn? Regards, David

    If 11 ...Nxe4 or 11 ...Bxe4 then 12 f3! wins the pawn.

    Due to the pin on the king.(It is a file.)

    The move 11 ...Be7 blocks the pin on the king and threatens to take the pawn.

  • #130

    good... :D

  • #131

    NIce and Easy

  • #132

    sac'n'win - what a surprise Smile

  • #133

    Bro, not cool.

  • #134

    hoho

  • #135

    way too fast! still fp though

  • #136

    k

  • #137

    Lol

  • #138
    MeTristan wrote:

    Nice puzzle.

    You have to look and see where you want the king to go.

    Here's the actual game:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1087591

     
    White missed the mate!
    And still won.



     

     

     

    All hail the Helix!

    With MeTristan saying right at the end of his post 'white missed the mate but still won', that knocks one of the possibilities that I thought prevented chess.com from finishing a 'mating sequence' out of the window. I thought that if chess.com were playing from a real game, then they were obliged to adhere to the moves that were played. But now I see that this is not the case. Sometimes chess.com end the puzzle at a place that I do not think is finished and sometimes I do not know why and this irritates me.

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