Puzzle #2

  • #1

     

    NOTE: There is actually a minor error in this puzzle.  There shouldn't be a pawn on b6.

     

  • #2
    nice ;) i actually got it on the first try... GREAT PUZZLE!
  • #3
    i got it on the first try too but it's a funny puzzle
  • #4
    Really nice puzzle.  Thanks for posting!
  • #5

    If the pawn on b6 is removed, two things happen: a. Qxc6 is more effective and b. Qxc6 is no longer the best move.

     

  • #6

    nice one!,. pls post more,.

    just curious...

    to likesforests: what do you mean by a. Qxc6 is more effective... then b. Qxc6 is no longer the best move?

    thanks.

  • #7

    Well, look at the end positions side by side. Which do you like more?  :)  

     

    It's funny how a hanging pawn on b6 prevents this whole sequence. That's one of the things that's so magical about chess!

  • #8

    ok, so that pawn is curious...but i think 'my error' deserves some consideration

     i moved the queen to c6; the black rook did its thing.  i then grabbed the black rook and tossed it off the board (don't ask:) but it didn't come back..

     so when i restarted the puzzle my white rook was still gone and when i moved my queen up, the black rook just disappeared... is there algebraic notation for that??Tongue out

     

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