Score: 100%

0sec 83sec 166sec


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1


    Nice and simple.:)Just need to see that you can pin the knight and attack the bishop.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2


    good puzzle...

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3


    I saw the first step and was fixated when calculating on removing the lsb to get the desired fork, but then just played it out and realized the sad position of the KS rook...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4


    really the "easy" etc comments are tiring and annoying...I think people should actually follow natty94blumenau's lead and just write something along the lines of what she writes when she's happy she got it right.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5


    It doesn't help when you get fixated on pushing your knight to f3 to win the queen.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6


    pretty hard

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7


    "It doesn't help when you get fixated on pushing your knight to f3 to win the queen."

    It does, because that helps you find the first move. Pin the knight while attacking the bishop. It can save itself and defend the fork, but that gives you the tempo to attack the trapped rook.

    Great combination of tactical devices.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8


    Somehow I missed the black pawn on d5. Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9


    Time to admit guys, did ANYONE see the second move before they made the first one? haha

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10


    scott i agree, thats the way i found it but too slow

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11


    ugh.. I kept looking for knight forks.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12


    great tactic which had at its root the K+Q fork...nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13


    This is like 2 problems in 1

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14


    To be honest I dislike this sort of thing on here. If you are not showing the timer, then you will inevitably go for the Queen.

    It smacks of yah boo trickery rather than a training exercise IMO

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15


    It is not so much attacking the bishop, but to pin with the threat of the knight fork. As with all the tactic setups, the main thing is recognising whether you are going for material gain, mate or draw.

    And yes, the only reason to make that threat is that you can follow up with the attack on the rook.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16


    You Play: black
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    My Score: 1743 (+6)


    Problem Rating 1783 (-6) Attempts: 6302
    Avg. Time: 1:26 Pass Rate: 46


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #17


    nice and useful

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #18


    I didn't see/use the clues so minus for inefficiency.  228s with minus 5.
    In other words I got some training.  Comments above argue pinning white's N prepares a N-fork:  but not really because white's lightsquare Be2 kills that fork.
    Efficiency clues:  1) white's b5-bishop initially loose so tempo to be had
    2) white's previous b3-move exposes his a1-rook making it loose too and
    3) that same b3 allows black Q-access to c3.  Then coast to plus.  Oct. 91s +3.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #19


    I was another one who initially tried to win the loose Queen on h4. I figured that after the Bishop evades, Black can play Qxd2+ sacrificing, followed by Nf3+, picking up the Queen. I missed Bb5-e2, defending the f3-square.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #20


    1/2. The 2nd move completely eluded me after the unexpected Bishop retreat. Good puzzle.

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