When I am hungry

shoopi

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-am-Lecce

nice Laughing

-waller-

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

Sherlock__Holmes

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

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

nswwsn

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

Sherlock__Holmes
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ElKitch
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.

finalunpurez

Lovely puzzles

nswwsn
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.

ElKitch

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.

nswwsn
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?

ElKitch

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.

Sherlock__Holmes

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. :)



ElKitch

Hurray!! I said something sensible about chess :D

Sherlock__Holmes

dekaleaas, i see, you invented new chessvariant:

     Economy Chess :

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

ElKitch

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!

Rubidium

Here is a nice drawing puzzle I came across.

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

Sherlock__Holmes
Sherlock__Holmes


White to play and win

Rubidium

This is a tough one.

The most I could find was a draw.