8/20/2011 - Long Distance

Jacob30

Today is a good day.

Ray-D-OActive

Couldn't make sense of this one, think I'll take up backgammon............

Macey
E-Kuko wrote:

Reti 1928 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle after solving it to see some explanations.I posted this yesterday, but something was wrong with the link for the Daily Puzzle, so just few people saw it.

 


 That's a superb puzzle! Thanks for reposting :)

DRAGON

dailypuzzle wrote:Pin It Too Win t


DRAGON

Force Black Too Give Up Peices, So Pin Too Win!

Jacob30

ok

g0dlyk

hard.

elindauer

The point of Be1 is that black has a tactic on all other squares so white will not win a piece.  The idea is to simply move the knight, and after white plays BxQ(b7), black plays RxR(c1)+, regaining the material as the white queen on h1 falls next move.

 

With the bishop on e1, Rxc1 is not check, so white has time to save the queen.  With the weak dark squares around the black king, white has a significant material advantage.

Jacob30

hard indeed

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Dragonbice wrote:

There's no way left to defend the knight on c6. I'm not sure if the bishop has to go to e1 specifically though.


 It does. Otherwise 1. ...    Nd4    2. Bxb7    Rxc1+    3. Kg2    Rxh1

zenweblo

nice one kinda tricky

112best

how does Be1 help

leonelcm

Very good puzzle, thanx for sharing...

mwaltenburg

not bad

Jacob30

still hard

hilaking

:|

Jacob30

nice smile

Jacob30

I don't think these chess pzzles are very logical.

flailingtubeman

Is 2...Nc6 the best move for black?  The rook is going to get taken either way, and the knight just ends up getting stuck there in the end.  Seems like black could have done something else there like move the queen.

Smoothkp
No end result, but good