8/6/2011 - Going to the Edge and Back

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #21


    good one!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #22


    tough nut!
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #23


    my first puzzle, and too easy...

    you lose both Bishops to get a rook and a Bishop... not too bad, but how to get the checkmate from here? that's gonna be the hard one xD

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #24


    not so easy one..!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #25



  • 5 years ago · Quote · #26



    play with me...

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #27


    A very stange puzzle....................Undecided

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #28


    alexeyv wrote:

    Why black 3...fxe6 instead of queen exchange?

     Black will end up down a Bishop, because when White recaptures the Queen with his Bishop, he will also give "check".  Black will then have to respond to the "check" allowing the White Bishop to escape with his bounty.  See Post # 2 on Page 1.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #29


    Really interesting

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #30


    Had to use help:(

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #31


    Very nice puzzle

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #32


    nice... only get first move correct by first try... for the first i learn smtg from daily puzzle here

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #33


    It's Okay

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #34


    wow definitely a challenging one!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #35


    Excellent puzzle, well done crew!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #36


    IncrediBill wrote:

    I definitely had to click help solving this one.  Nice of chess.com to throw us a curve ball instead of your standard Mating puzzle . . . helps keep us on our toes.

    I am not sure how the rest of this game actually played out, but even though White gained an advantage, I think that it would still end up as a draw.  I tried extending the game myself, but I got to a dead end.  Perhaps someone could shed some insight?



    Maybe exchange the queens, followed by the exchange of the a pawns? Then white would probably try to overpower black with his three connected pawns.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #37


    It's not that easy to force an exchange of queens. Black will try to keep its queen alive.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #38


    what about 1...Ke8? its better than going exchange down.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #39


    Awesome. I had to click help more than once. Thanks a lot for explaining the puzzle, IncrediBill!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #40


    this game is whac ked,it says black to move,i think i tried every move i could move,but evidently i did not because i had to hit help,then it rejected Qh8 check,then saced bishop don,t ask me why,maybe black was supposed to win,puzzle ended with white Qa8.definatly did not understand this puzzle but THANKS CHESS,COM for rattling my brains.i know game was not over,black had moves it could make.let me read what everyone else had to say.

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