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|Aug-16-10|| ||Everyone: <thegoodanarchist> I'm very sorry that Everyone isn't able to follow your drift.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||YetAnotherAmateur: Cute 2-mover: 28. Rg8+ Rxg8 29. Nf7#
Principles involved here are deflecting defenders and smothering the king with his own pieces.
|Aug-16-10|| ||Patriot: An easy Monday puzzle. 28.Rg8+ Rxg8 29.Nf7#.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||lost in space: <Yet I looked at this one for at least a minute (and maybe a whole lot longer) before I realized, "DUH!!!" (Rg8+! and mate next move.) |
What in the world is going on?????>
Age, BSE, Alzheimer or bad mental state today.
|Aug-16-10|| ||StevieB: Two knights and two rooks, almost impossible to defend against. Black wasted too many moves on useless knight positioning and paid the price.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||Patriot: <lost in space>
LOL...You are bad.
|Aug-16-10|| ||jimmyjimmy: I answered correctly quickly but I seldom do that on any other day of the week.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||VincentL: "Very easy".
White´s artillery is all lined up aiming at the black king.
I think several moves win here, but the simplest continuation is a forced mate in two.
28. Rg8+ Rxg8 29. Nf7 mate.
I imagine that black resigned after Rg8
|Aug-16-10|| ||cuppajoe: Thought process: "Well, Rg8+ followed by Nf7+ wins the Queen ... oh, and it's checkmate."|
|Aug-16-10|| ||PierreTheLion: @cuppajoe, lol I did the exact same thing, I couldn't see past the royal fork winning the queen to the fact that it also wins the king|
|Aug-16-10|| ||kevin86: Easy-with a twist:the diversion to a fork is MORE than that,it's checkmate.|
Mate in two by 28 ♖g8+ ♖xg8 29
|Aug-16-10|| ||randomsac: First I saw a queen fork waiting to happen. Then I saw it was actually a mate since the Rg1 covers the escape square. Funny how things work out.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||chrisowen: Dam looks Persitz tent pays off for white ha stings black king out polishing big top brass. 28.Rg8+ basic lewd conduct getting his knights
to 11..Ng7 mix up. Daylight robbery it plods in A Ne4 more over exec rook patches the gap enrolling up and a carriage across down free for Nf7 charge #.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||scormus: <randomsac> yeah right, called fuzzy logic. Drat, now where did I put my mouse|
|Aug-16-10|| ||benveniste: Oddly enough the default Monday answer, ♕xe4, still wins pretty decisively even though it allows Black to defend against the immediate mate.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||YouRang: I saw that line right away, except that at first I thought it was all about forking the K+Q -- It was a moment later that I realized it was mate. :-\|
|Aug-16-10|| ||MaczynskiPratten: One interesting alternative to 27...Ne4?? is 27...Rg8. This looks sensible for Black, trying to exchange off the dangerous Rooks and uncage his King.|
But White seems to have 28 Qxf5! Rxg2 29 Rxg2 and if Nxf5 30 Nf7#, so White simply wins a piece. So if Black had done this, we would have had a <real> Monday puzzle with a Q sac.
|Aug-16-10|| ||cuppajoe: @ other who couldn't see past the royal fork: If it wasn't checkmate, the tactic is more complicated: |
28. Rg8+ Rxg8
(here, Taimanov gets up for a glass of water and Persitz, unnoticed, puts his King on d8)
29. Nf7+ Ke7
30. Nxh6?? Rxg1+!
31. Kc2 Nxh6
where Black has two Rooks and a Knight for the Queen and wins! Instead, White has to play:
with a double attack on the Rook and the Queen.
|Aug-16-10|| ||amaurobius: Icing on the cake <dzechiel>? 29 Nf7# is a waste of a perfectly good fork.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||cuppajoe: In my above comment, I, of course, meant that White should play 30. Rxg8! (not Rxg1).|
|Aug-16-10|| ||wals: I got it, so it had to be very, very easy.
Black must have suffered a dizzy spell to cause him to move the d6 Knight to e4, leaving the key square,
Two of the best alternative moves were,
Analysis by Rybka 3 1-cpu: depth 19. time 3min 25.
1. (1.35): 27...Nh4 28.Rg3 Rxf4 29.exf4 Qxf4+ 30.Qe3 Qxe3+
2. (1.36): 27...Ne7 28.Rh1
|Aug-16-10|| ||rapidcitychess: <I sometimes find that if I have been studying strategy and tough tactical puzzles that I can develop a bit of a blind spot for the simplest of tactics. It's as if your brain struggles to shift down all the way from fifth gear into first.>
Ooh, nailed it. Just got why you have that avatar. :)|
|Aug-16-10|| ||DarthStapler: Got it easily|
|Aug-16-10|| ||felixd: Lol <Cuppajoe> i tought the same... Rg8 wins the queen and... Oh it's checkmate :D|
|Aug-16-10|| ||zooter: easy enough
28.Rg8+ Rxg8 29.Nf7#
Leaped out at me in a second!
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