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|Nov-06-05|| ||greyfox: yeah! ive got it right but i seem not to know how white will compensate for the rook sac until ive read the kibitzing... nice try for a sunday morning though..|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Brady: cu8sfan: I think your thread will fail to 39..Rf1+. Interposing with the Rook does not help, but 40. Ka2 allows 40..Qc3+ and 41..Qxd4. Now the N on b7 has no home.
I missed the continuation after Qxf8+. I just did not see where it would go next.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Brady: Actually, forget taking the rook. I am pretty sure mate would follow 41. c3 Rf2+.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Professeur Y: This is well worthy of a Sunday puzzle. Finding the first few moves is easy, buy the hard one is 43. Qxb7+ dropping the knight in view of 43... Kxc5 44. b4+ Kc4 45.Qa6+. I'm sure most people who scream "GOT IT!" didn't see the skewer picking up the queen from move 35. I say most people, not all, of course: if you say you got it <you vs yourself>, then congratulations. As for me, I got the winning line, but not the winning move. Instead I looked at 43. a4+ Kc4 (if 43… Ka5 44. b4#) and didn't know what to do next. So did I "GET IT"? Well I got the first 8 forced moves, but missed what in french we call "la pointe", which could be translated by "the ultimate shot", or simply "the point", in this case 43.Qxb7+!|
|Nov-06-05|| ||dakgootje: Well that one wasnt too hard was it? Maybe someone mixed up the sunday puzzle with an other-day-puzzle?
38. ♕h8 was the first thing i looked at and of course 38. ...♘f8 was forced. After that i had the feeling that white had an winning attack after 39. ♖d8 so i calculated that through with the only move fr black 39. ...♔xd8. Thus forcing the black king from protecting the knight with 40. ♕xf8 as result. After that black's only move was 40. ...♔c7. But after 41. ♕xe7 it became a little difficult because there were multiple escaping points. so far it took about 30 seconds to calculate with an other 10 seconds to see that: 41. ...♔c8 42. ♕d7 ♔b8 43. ♕xb7# nor 41. ...♔b8 42. ♕xb7# wouldnt work. After that 41. ...♔c6 42. ♕xb7 ♔xc5 43. b4 ♔c4 44. ♕a6 would ruin the fun quite a lot just like 41. ...♔b6 42. ♕xb7 ♔xc5 (42. ...♔a5 43. b4#) 43. b4 ♔c4 44. ♕a6 So thats how i solved it...|
|Nov-06-05|| ||AManNamedMe: Too easy---chess 101|
|Nov-06-05|| ||awfulhangover: Wow, I calculated correctly to the very end, and felt like a champ. But now I read that you all did it :-)|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Saruman: Easier than yesterday.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Zivildiener: I got my first sunday puzzle correct
(at least if you would count Qh8+ Nf8 Rd8+ Kxd8 Qxf8+ Kc7 Qd7 (???? how comes ;) Kb6 Qxb7 Kc5 b4+ Kc4 Qa6+ correct :)
d or e file, I hope it doesn't matter ;)
|Nov-06-05|| ||patzer2: Dzindzichashvili's 38. Qh8+! (today's Sunday puzzle solution) initiates a combination, with two decoys and four deflections in pursuit of the Black King, to prepare a winning skewer tactic and win Black's unprotected Queen.|
In the final position, play would continue 42...Kxc5 43. b4+ Kc4 44. Qa6+! when the skewered King must move and allow 45. QxQ with decisive material advantage for White.
|Nov-06-05|| ||Richard Taylor: I solved this completely. I solved yesterday's but missed one defence (Kf8) so I was determined not to miss anything - I could visualise there might be problem after picking up the Queen but no -no mate threats -and I also calculated a few moves and saw that soon White would be able to force a Q via the b pawn.|
I looked also at 38. Qh8+ Nf8 39.Nd7 but Black has Rf1+ 40. Ka2 Qc4+ winning so I returened to Qh8+ After 41 . ...Kc6 I also checked out 42. Qd7+ but there is no mate so back to the win of a Queen (there was a skewer also in one line of yesteday's problem)
|Nov-06-05|| ||SEMENELIN: for me 42. Qd6+|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Richard Taylor: < Chan: Be honnest, how many of you got it right until 44. wins the Queen ? > I got it and past that i checked that the ending was ok for White. (no mates on the back rank as the K can get to c3 or b3 so had to look out for that I also saw that the ending was won for White I calculated 42... Kxc5 43. Qa6+ 44. b5+ Kc4 45. Qa6+ Kc3 (Kb3 is more hopeful) 46. Q:e2 Rf5 47. Qb2+ 48. a4 and I saw that if Rg5 49. Qe2+ K any and 50. Qd2 or Qe3) wins the rook. This type of position is fairly easy to calculate with practice.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||frenchc11: got it! what a g0od c0mbination!!|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Richard Taylor: <SEMENELIN: for me 42. Qd6+> yes I also looked at that but it didn't win so I found the correct solution. |
But there have been some of these late week puzzles that I have worked on (in my head of course) for hours and not solved them) ..but I did solve a brilliant one by Keres. BTW it's actually Monday right now in New Zealand - lol
What I do I set the board up on a poctbaord and get into bed -expecting to struggle for hours - but I had to get up and push my cat out of the way just for the sake of saying I solved it - we are strange beings -my cat is not impressed...it lacks an ego!
|Nov-06-05|| ||Richard Taylor: I was wondering if it was Monday in the US as it was almost Monday here...lol...my biggest problem was being suspicious of the first move Qh8+ !|
|Nov-06-05|| ||dakgootje: Yes indeed maybe the biggest problem was convincing yourself you wasnt that sleepy that you thought it was monday and not sunday and that 38. ♕h8 really could be the sollution to the puzzle which would be this way far too easy...Thats why i looked and looked and at least convinced myself that it wasnt a spoiler and black didnt have a really evil deadly devastiscg attack...Conclusion: Was this one really meant as a sunday puzzle?|
|Nov-06-05|| ||dakgootje: < I was wondering if it was Monday in the US as it was almost Monday here>
Thats why im so happy and sure that the world wont be destroyed, devasted, being attacked by Mars-peeps or whatever TODAY, because its already tomorrow at your place...:D And it wont happen tomorrow either because i think then the same thing...|
|Nov-06-05|| ||James Demery: I wonder how old Roman was before he learned how to spell his last name?|
|Nov-06-05|| ||BadTemper: Im starting to hope that all of you who type the same thing about how THEY saw the move etc etc over and over are all under 13 years old. Otherwise..
Please stop posting that you solved it. WHO CARES?!? Post a line that you thought about or something, but please enough is enough.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||dakgootje: <James Demery> hes still trying but he keeps making mistakes ;-)|
|Nov-06-05|| ||CapablancaFan: ...42.Kxc5 43. b4+! 43....Kc4 44. Qa6+! and the black queen comes off the board white's next move.|
|Nov-06-05|| ||dakgootje: ....yes we know that....Whats exactly the new part?|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Georgie Dubb: <Saruman: Easier than yesterday.>
I agree (half private joke).|
|Nov-06-05|| ||Mountainman1: It was very easy today. I am not very keen on these puzzles, but I asume this was one of the easiest so far.|
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