When I am hungry

  • #361

    Haha yes, a wonderful position. Tactics Trainer does have a few of those. Here are two more examples:

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • #362

    nice Laughing

  • #363

    That first one by shoopi reminds me of a variation in one of Nigel Short's games:

  • #364

    There is a very interesting puzzle on shoopi's blog :

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/a-very-hard-tactic

  • #365

    For puzzle 368a does the order of moves 4 and 5 matter?

  • #366
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  • #367
    Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

    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.

  • #368

    Lovely puzzles

  • #369
    dekaleaas wrote:
    Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

    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.

  • #370

    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.

  • #371
    dekaleaas wrote:

    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?

  • #372

    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.

  • #373

    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. :)



  • #374

    Hurray!! I said something sensible about chess :D

  • #375

    dekaleaas, i see, you invented new chessvariant:

         Economy Chess :

    http://www.chess.com/download/view/economy-chess

  • #376

    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!

  • #377

    Here is a nice drawing puzzle I came across.

    It was in the book The Fireside Book of Chess (1949).

  • #378
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    White to play and win

  • #380

    This is a tough one.

    The most I could find was a draw.

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