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|Apr-10-07|| ||WarmasterKron: I got this fairly quickly, but I am familiar with the game and indeed, the aforementioned Réti-Tartakower.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||sambo: This puzzle took me a little bit, although I saw the mate with the rook and bishop fairly quickly. I wanted to play 15...Bd3 but white can just capture. Then I noticed the double check forced white back to e1 and got the queen sac immediately.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||JustAFish: For me, with some puzzles (Monday and Tuesday puzzles) the biggest solving bottleneck is simply the time it takes to absorb where all the pieces are. From this, I think I'd never be good at conducting a simul because I am unable to "chunk" the entire board in one glance as GMs apparently can- it takes me 5 seconds or so. After that, however, the solutions to puzzles like this one come almost instantly. A few seconds to look for a refutation is generally tacked on to be safe.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||mikejaqua: Sheesh. Botched it. I didn't pay attention to the e file rook. I was trying 1 Qh4+ g3 2 Qe4+ forking the king and rook.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||Ashram64: Qf1 is pretty easy to spot..only forced move|
|Apr-10-07|| ||ahmadov: Nice, I found this very easily...|
|Apr-10-07|| ||keypusher: Beautiful. And surely one of the few Evans Gambits reversed in the history of chess.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||Stonewaller2: A pretty thing about this miniature is Black's c6 left en prise from move 8 on. White never has the time to exchange it, having instead to defend against mutliple threats, ending in a forced mate after 15. ... b3?. Nice!|
|Apr-10-07|| ||Grampmaster: Happily the solution happened to be the first line that I looked at. I could have just as easily started with another line and had trouble.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||YouRang: I found the right idea right away (with rook mate at f1 supported by the bishop at d3), but it took a moment to see the key setup move 15...Qf1+!. A queen sac that gains a deadly tempo via double check: 16. Kxf1 Bd3++. Very nice.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||nimzo knight: Very typical puzzle. Still I would find it OTB .....I hope!|
|Apr-10-07|| ||chessamateur: I think this position was in Reinfeild's
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. I recognized it instantly, (thanks Fred!)
|Apr-10-07|| ||kevin86: This game is a neat variation of Reti-Tartakower with pieces reversed and along a different file. It is also an Evans' Gambit in reverse.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||Sleeping kitten: It looks very easy for us today because it is a very common combination. But, as far as I know, in 1846 this pattern was new !|
|Apr-10-07|| ||jackpawn: I got it immediately, but why don't I ever get these types of positions in my games?|
|Apr-10-07|| ||PhilFeeley: Queen sac week! I love Mondays and Tuesdays.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||rover: 9.Ne4 looks like the decisive mistake. Nf3 was better (but not Na4 Qb4+ Nc3 cxd5)|
5.d3 was a bit passive too.
|Apr-10-07|| ||artemis: justafish: I have given simuls and it is actually a lot easier than you would think. As long as you focus on creating something in each game and giving each move a purpose, then you don't have to treat each position like a fresh one. However, that said, it is also easier to treat them like fresh positions, because you have to look at every other board between each move. Also, with actual pieces set up, it is easier than to see the diagram. Seeing the board fresh does allow you to notice things, as long as you take the couple of seconds to size up the position again.|
jackpawn: I believe reti said that he could calculate combinations as well as Alekhine could, but he just never got into those types of positions.
|Apr-10-07|| ||newton296: Q f1 was all i considered and shazam. It worked out. got lucky I guess!|
|Apr-10-07|| ||chessamateur: <artemis> <I believe reti said that he could calculate combinations as well as Alekhine could, but he just never got into those types of positions.>|
I believe that was Rudolf Spielmann.
|Apr-10-07|| ||iceman77: Too easy. Queen sac on f1, followed by discovered double check by bishop and rook, finally bishop and rook mate similar to the philidor's game between morphy and the counts!|
|Apr-10-07|| ||fm avari viraf: Well, the tactics of double checks are always fatal either one will be mated or will be in shambles as the one Schulten nicely executed.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||imatos: <Bingat29: White is really expecting Qc2 which is very obvious. But he never expected the brilliant f5 pawn push which really started the combination. This is the killer move. No matter what white does the f file will be opened with attack.>|
Not necessarily, unless I'm missing something. Instead of 14. exf5?, White can start chasing the black queen around with 14. b3. The black queen doesn't have any great place to go, and if 14. ... xc2, then 15. c1 and I don't see how Black can continue the attack. Crafty evaluates the resulting positions as more or less equal.
|Apr-10-07|| ||Xiddok: Oh boy. First Tuesday I've missed in a while. I kept looking Qe4+ but found nothing but dead ends. |
The more embarrasing part may be that I actually looked at Qf1+, but the only follow-up that jumped out for consideration was Bxc2+, which accomplished nothing more than trading a piece for a pawn. Completely missing the potential mating pattern, I discarded the move and went searching for other stuff.
|Apr-10-07|| ||Bingat29: <imatos>The reply b3 is best answered by retreating the queen to 14. a3. Also black may choose to capture c2 with his queen and if attack by the rook, he can exchange queen by taking another pawn, or captures b2 and then if attack by the bishop pins the bishop by Qa3, with attack on the rook. Either moves gives white advantage with a pawn up. Then next the opening of the f file.|
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