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|Nov-13-06|| ||thegoodanarchist: This theme of transferring the queen from the kingside to the weakened a2-g8 diagonal is not as common as other tactical motiffs, but I find it aesthetically more pleasing than most|
|Nov-13-06|| ||YouRang: Took me a little longer than usual for a Monday - probably because it wasn't the usual queen or rook sac tactic.|
Very nice puzzle, requiring one to use the whole board, not just the corner surrounding the king. And it's not often that you see a long range mate so early in a game.
|Nov-13-06|| ||monopole2313: Reminds me of when I played the Caro-Kann as a beginner. |
Although I solved this puzzle quickly, I normally find them hard to solve when they occur early in the game.
|Nov-13-06|| ||cavaleiro: What if blak plays 11...Kh8? Is there a mate too or white only wins the exchange (and a pawn)?|
|Nov-13-06|| ||kevin86: This position is a variarion on the Boden Model-it was surprizing to see that 12 b3 actually was a checkmate-but it is|
|Nov-13-06|| ||kevin86: Not even a Caveman should fall for a mate like this! lol|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Holmstrom: I will definately remember this game.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||technical draw: <Kevin> Black gave this game away, man.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||kbaumen: Bxf7+ was obvious, but it took me a little bit more time (30 sec) to find Qb3#. Of course after Kh8 it's lost for black also. In my opinion - typical Monday puzzle.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Holmstrom: There are obviously some improvements for black.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||alphee: A nice and elegant one. The possibility of doubling attacking pieces provided the solution as white could not do much on the a2-f8 diagonal.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||playground player: I knew it was a kind of Boden's mate, only with the Queen instead of the Bishop (which I knew had to be sacrificed)--and yet I couldn't find it! Aaaugh! Missed a Monday puzzle! Guess Qb3 was just too obvious for me to see. That kind of omission must tell us something about the human mind--like,it doesn't always work like it's supposed to.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||zb2cr: <EmperorAtahualpa>, |
I think you're right about 11. ... Kh8. White just cashes in 12. Bxe8 to go up by the exchange and a Pawn. Black's pieces are still in a tangle and after 12. ... Qxe8; 13. O-O-O White's development is nearly complete.
|Nov-13-06|| ||Ashram64: the setup of the game really camerflage the corrected move. I took an unusal longer time to sort out all the canadate moves..|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Cannon Fodder: <Fisheremon: It was just a good example for beginners how to play openings.>|
And as a beginner I appreciated it. It's nice to have one day out of the week to feel like I'm learning something.
|Nov-13-06|| ||ataturk: It took me a minute to see.. The bishop was blocking the mental path leading to the checkmate.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||ataturk: This is the kind of checkmate that makes you bite a finger-thick steel rod out of anger...|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Cannon Fodder: <ataturk: This is the kind of checkmate that makes you bite a finger-thick steel rod out of anger...>|
Come to think of it, my dentist has been strangely happy since I took up chess.
|Nov-13-06|| ||Bob726: I got this easy Monday puzzle but at first i considered qb3 immidetaly but then realized that Bxf7+ was better beacuse it wins a pawn and the exchange instead of just the exchange with Rf8 Bxf8 Qxf8.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Agent Bouncy: After reading that one person saw the mate in 30 seconds and another person saw it in 45 seconds, I was annoyed for 4 seconds and then laughed for 7 seconds.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||EXIDE: Missed this one. Don't know what to say.|
|Nov-13-06|| ||Chess Classics: If black had had a gavemann knowledge of tactics, that might have done a world of good =)|
|Nov-15-06|| ||DeepThought: Couldn't get it, it was not as easy as the other Mondays.|
|Apr-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: gavemen aren't like this|
|May-03-10|| ||JimmyVermeer: Laszlo Polgar's book gives the first player's name as Zhulkov instead of Chulkov, and he also transposes White's 2nd and 3rd moves. Anyone know which is correct?|
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