Haha yes, a wonderful position. Tactics Trainer does have a few of those. Here are two more examples:
That first one by shoopi reminds me of a variation in one of Nigel Short's games:
There is a very interesting puzzle on shoopi's blog :
For puzzle 368a does the order of moves 4 and 5 matter?
dekaleaas , please point the number of the puzzle you mean - in your post the diagram can not be seen ( i can't see it ).
The puzzle is in post #8 on the first page of this thread.
Why not 59. Qd3+ Ka1
Then white can no longer check and black can promote his pawn to a queen. -Im probably missing something as I am a noob with chess. But Im curious why its not possible.
60) Qd1 or Qf1 would still be mate because the black queen is blocking a2 unless I am misunderstanding what you are saying.
59. Qd3+ Ka1 60. Qd1(orQf1) b1 (promotes to queen)
Then the king is on a1 with a queen on a2 and b1 protecting him.
Wow I was thinking pawns move the other way stupid me. Yeah 59 should be Qf1# while the king is blocking the pawn I believe. Perhaps that is what comment nine is referring to?
The computers at work dont support a chessboarddiagram, so I just made a picture:
The puzzle suggests 59. Qd3+ Kc1.
But why not Ka1? Then Qd1 or Qf1, but then the pawn can promote to a queen.
dekaleaas, you are right, it is my mistake, i made entering the moves.
59.Qd3+ is mistake, white must play 59.Qf1 mate .Thanks for pointing it. :)
Hurray!! I said something sensible about chess :D
dekaleaas, i see, you invented new chessvariant:
Economy Chess :
Yes, I enjoy chess. To watch, to think about it and to read about it. My play however is very bad. The game has so much depth that it would cost me a looong time to get somewhere. But may be I am learning a bit on the go and who knows I will play a bit more in the future.
Some time soon I will play a game of Economy Chess against Boletus_CZ . I played him before and lost hopelessly. But next time I will be supported by houdini :D (and he will use databases). I think its going to be an interesting game!
Here is a nice drawing puzzle I came across.
It was in the book The Fireside Book of Chess (1949).
White to play and win
This is a tough one.
The most I could find was a draw.