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|May-29-04|| ||chessfected: Nice puzzle! Seems like 53. Nd1 just loses a piece and
53.Ka2 loses to 53....Nf7! which threatens 54....Qa3+ 55. Kxa3 Ra1 mate! Elegant. |
|May-29-04|| ||iron maiden: I always enjoy variety in these puzzles. Since it's the day before Sunday, though, I was experimenting with 53. Nd1, trying to calculate the crazy sacrifice. |
|May-29-04|| ||chessgames.com: Something a little different today. If you saw the devious trap of 54...Qa3+! you solved the puzzle. |
|May-29-04|| ||loudubb: 53.Rc1 was what i thought too, but i'd probably faulter somewhere from moves 54-69... |
|May-29-04|| ||karlzen: Very good instructive game and I definitely agree that Qa3 is elegant. Typical GM stuff. |
|May-29-04|| ||kevin86: A nice twist:three possible moves and the most obvious is the correct one. After a week of curves and knucklers,we get a fast one down the middle! |
|May-29-04|| ||bob725: Didn't get this. Very clever. I did see the possibility of queen a3 but didn't put it all together. Hopefully successful on Sunday.
BTW is there an archive on this site of all the puzzles in the past? |
|May-29-04|| ||Vischer: Where's 54.Qa3+? |
|May-29-04|| ||aragorn69: Great puzzle. Typical devious Nunn tactics. |
|May-29-04|| ||ruylopez900: <Vischer> It's not in the game, it was just a possibility if White got out of check by moving his King.|
<Bob> I don't believe there is an official collection of puzzles, but Minor Piece Activity has collections with every puzzle since a certain date.
<All> I didn't see 54.Qa3+ but got lucky when my intuition said "running into that little corridor I can't get out of has to be bad" =D.
|May-29-04|| ||talchess2003: <Vischer: Where's 54.Qa3+?>|
53. Ka2 Nb5 54. Bxb5 Qa3+! 55. Kxa3 Ra1++
|May-29-04|| ||sktzofrenic: Hey bob...try this link Game Collection: Chessgames.com's Daily Puzzles (#2) |
|May-29-04|| ||chessgames.com: talchess, no not 53.Ka2 Nb5, because then White can defend with 54.Nc4. The trap here was posted by chessfected at the top of this kibitzing. The line is:|
53.a2? f7! 54. (any) a3+! 55.xa3 a1#
|Jun-02-12|| ||dzechiel: White to move (53?). Material even. "Very Difficult."|
How interesting. White only has three legal moves to choose from. How tough can this be?
Candidate moves are:
- 53 Ka2
- 53 Rc1
- 53 Nd1
The first move...
looks tempting, but there's poison in the position. Black can respond with...
on the white queen. After she moves, say...
the black uncorks
54...Qa3+ 55 Kxa3 Ra1#
So..., I'm gonna scratch 53 Ka2 off of the list. I'm also not a fan of
which drops a piece with check after
53...Rxd1+ 54 Kb2
Now black can play
53...Rxc1+ 54 Kxc1 Qf1+
There's something funny going on here. It's white to play, but it's black that winning in these lines.
Time to check and see what is going on.
|Jun-02-12|| ||rilkefan: I missed 54...Qa3+. despite seeing that ...Nf7 was forcing and allowed the queen to join in the attack.|
|Jun-02-12|| ||M.Hassan: "Very Difficult" White to play 53.?
Forces are identical.
It is very difficult category but I can only see staightforward moves. White king is in check, has to come out of that:
|Jun-02-12|| ||sevenseaman: I kept trying various lines for over 10 minutes. Every time I ended up with a drawish endgame or Black a little better.|
A draw it had to be.
Then I lost patience and decided to look up. That <Nunn> also drew gave me some pleasure.
Then I found the <chessfected> comment at the top of the kibitzes.
Brilliant except that we have White to play and he gives the win to Black.
Still its a way out idea. It could not have occurred to me since I was playing as White.
Most enjoyable. But tell me; doesn't the Black win depend on the White K going to a2?
|Jun-02-12|| ||M.Hassan: The bright solution lies in the fact that if the king moves to a2. If it does'nt like my line and the text, there is no checkmate or is it?|
|Jun-02-12|| ||sevenseaman: <M.Hassan> You have toiled honestly and I like your line. I too never took my K to a2. (But it has to be conceded there is a possibility).|
There isn't a mate unless White K goes to a2 and invites Black's brilliancy. (I didn't see that though).
So a draw is as fair for us as it was for <Nunn>.
|Jun-02-12|| ||Tiggler: White to move, and he is in check! Don't think I ever saw a puzzle like that. It seems that white has to find the way to draw, or exchange some pieces and get the central pawns moving. Rc1 looks best, but black still has the initiative.|
|Jun-02-12|| ||M.Hassan: <sevenseaman:There isn't a mate unless White K goes to a2 and invites Black's brilliancy. (I didn't see that though).>|
Thank you for your kind comment. (I did'nt see that either.)
|Jun-02-12|| ||mig55: Like CG said before, you need to see the trick after Ka2...instead of Rc1....|
|Jun-02-12|| ||diagonalley: ouch! ... i fell into the Ka2 trap, hook line and sinker! DOH!|
|Jun-02-12|| ||dick50: Objective lesson from this puzzle is that sometimes obvious and simple moves can be the best solutions|
|Jun-02-12|| ||morfishine: White is in check
I was able to see that the most natural move <53.Ka2> loses to 53...Nf7! when Black not only attacks White's Queen, he threatens mate starting with 54...Qa3!!
White cannot parry both threats
White has only one reasonable response: <53.Rc1> allowing 53...Rxc1+ 54.Kxc1 Qf1+
A neat idea for a puzzle: Dodge Black's brilliant combination...Frankly, I spent too much time trying to win for White
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