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Problem ID: 0176173
4.Qa6 is the quickest win.
You're right... I shortened this to the first move as I think the point is clear after 1.Ra1. Too many mating alternatives thereafter, 1.Ra1 was the key.
09/11/09 - mod.
If 1....Kb8 2Ra7! leads to mate
I love that open a-file. I'm gonna put all my heavy pieces on it.
didn't see the rook, but i am ill today...
PARTY IN THE USA!
Got it in 2:12.. was looking to exploit the pin, and then found the rook option.
missed the rook...good puzzle on board awareness
had a position like this in a game
Attempt 1: B-QN6; Attempt 2: N-R6+
"You know I almost gave up all my hopes and dreams, but then, then, then something inside me kept telling me way down inside me over and over again keep going on, yeah, on."
I am Spassky attempt 3!
"We're starting to make it; 'n if you can make it at something you love; wow you got it all. So I'm saying this to all of you; all you of who think you'll never make it . . . or maybe you think you're a little different or strange, listen to me now. Don't fade away, you got to keep on trying!"
My Score: 1447 (+8)
Why is everyone saying queen a6... because black king can go to d7
why not Bb6 ?
because, unlike the correct answer to the puzzle, Ra1, your Bishop move, Bb6, will take longer to mate, if you can mate at all. Black obviously wants to trade Queens in this position, because White's down material, because a Bishop was sac'd to tear open the Pawn structure. what if Black responds to your move with Qd7 ?
s0:36 8/2/2016 F
Good for forcing a full look.
12.03.16 S 5:02
I cannot understand that 60% of candidates get this right in under a minute. I found it highly difficult to make the best choice.
02.08.16 S 2:10
Revisit. Quicker but still not easy.
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