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|May-02-12|| ||zahbaz: <but obviously Gurevich saw the resulting hopeless endgame after 27.Qxe6 Qxe6 28.Rxe6 Rd1+ 29. Kh2 Be6+ 30. g3 Rd2+ 31. Kh1 Bxg3 and black remains 2 pawns up, because Bb2 is en prise.>|
I'm not sure about this. First off, move 29... would be Bd6+, and that changes a whole lot of things.
27.Qxe6 Qxe6 28.Rxe6 Rd1+ 29. Kh2 Bd6+ 30. Be5
Looks like black lost its potential. But now, check this out:
27.Qxe6 Qxe6 28.Rxe6 Rd1+ 29. Kh2 Bg1+ 30. Kg3 g5
White now has to deal with the black rook's check on d3 with a potential mating attack.
|May-02-12|| ||morfishine: <29...Qxe6> either wins a whole rook, or lead to mate in the corner after 30.Qxe6 Rd1+|
|May-02-12|| ||piltdown man: Quite easy today.|
|May-02-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: In this 2-way attacking position,material is even, but black's advanced f4 pawn provides an extra attacker. Black can exploit the weak back rank by diverting the overloaded white queen:|
29... Qxe6! 30.Qxe6 Rd1+ 31.Kh2 Bg1+ 32.Kh1 Bf2+ 33.Kh2 Bg3#
My first candidate, 29... h5 also appears to win, but in a very messy way: 30.Qe2 Qxe6! 31.Qxh5+ (Qxe6 Rd1+) Kg8 (Qh6?? 32.Qf7+) 32.Qxg5+ Kf7 33.Qxf4+ (Qxd8 Qe1+ forces mate) Ke8 where white's connected passed pawns are not enough for a rook.
|May-02-12|| ||sfm: Some blunder, eh?
Even weirder is, that Gurewich does not resign on 28.-,Qxe6
On that level seeing the end after that hardly takes one second.
|May-02-12|| ||whiteshark: <29...Qxe6!> and that's it.|
|May-02-12|| ||BjarneNielsen: I like your attitude, <VincentL>|
|May-02-12|| ||scormus: <VincentL: .... But IŽll leave it up to encourage others to persist if they too make elementary errors.>|
Bravo! I know how tempted I can be to remove something really stupid I posted
|May-02-12|| ||James D Flynn: If the White were not covering the d1 square Black could mate in 4 by 29...Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Bb1+ 31.Kh1 Bf2+ 32.Bg3# so divert the Q by 29...Qxe6. If the Q retakes Black mates by the above sequence of checks, if the Q insists on covering d1 by 30.Qf3 or h5 then Qe1+ 31.Kh2 Qg1#. White can only delay for a move by putting his Q on f1 in reply to Qe1+.|
|May-02-12|| ||chrisowen: Engage the troops on frat pak it low in ok it dog in dig i'll take a |
stab rigandoon in cheer it alive in good.
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|May-02-12|| ||paulalbert: At first thought Qxe6 seemed too straightforward for Wednesday, but R check followed by the Bishop dance forces mate.|
|May-02-12|| ||PinnedPiece: I thought this was much much easier than the "Medium/Easy" game between Henriksen-Runde from April 18 2012, the puzzle that required a knight move.|
This requires a queen "sacrifice" which is probably a misnomer here, and which is virtually the first thing I looked at after a quick board scan....solving this one to my satisfaction in less than a minute.
Either I am extremely variable, or "Medium Easy" is.
|May-02-12|| ||jackpawn: Very easy because it's all forced.|
|May-02-12|| ||lost in space: Easy one.
29....Qxe6 30. Qxe6 Rd1+ 31. Kh2 Bg1+ 32. Kh1 Bf2+ 33. Bg3#
|May-02-12|| ||kevin86: The queen sac gets the white queen from guarding d1. The rook and bishop dance around and smother the king.|
|May-02-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Easy standard checkmate. Spent at least twice as long yesterday.|
|May-02-12|| ||haydn20: An easy deflection. It's easy to see why White, a pawn down, snatches the bait. Besides, he is at a loss for good moves--its remarkable e.g. that his Bishop has really no useful squares.|
|May-02-12|| ||goldenbear: I found Rf6! quite easily. Too bad it was black to move.|
|May-02-12|| ||agb2002: The material is equal.
Black would deliver mate with 29... Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Bg1+ 31.Kh1 Bf2+ 32.Kh2 Bg3# if the white queen were not controlling d1. Therefore, 29... Qxe6, diverting the queen from d1 or winning decisive material.
|May-02-12|| ||Scanvenger: the eye of the tiger|
|May-02-12|| ||Once: We spend our lives in complexity heaped upon confusion. Sometimes you just need to close your eyes and focus on one detail.|
The wise one says "you should meditate upon the sound of one-handed clapping."
"But", you cry, "one handed clapping is impossible". Well, at least it is unless you have very long fingers. Or a friend to high-five.
"But that's not the point" says the sage. "To find true enlightenment, the student must immerse himself in the detail, become one with the universe. For what is impossibility except our own inability to see?"
"Still sounds a bit pants to me," you say.
"Watch ..." says the zen master.
Bf5- Bg1+ -Bf2 -Bg3+
"Now is that not a thing of beauty?"
|May-02-12|| ||Halldor: I started with looking for remote threats, esp. mate threats, and therefore saw that the white queen was overworked, it can't defend the d1-square and Re6 at the same time; and then the solution was obvious.|
|May-02-12|| ||Patriot: Material is even.
29...Qxe6 30.Qxe6 Rd1+ 31.Kh2 Bg1+ 32.Kh1 Bf2+ 33.Kh2 Bg3#. Of course, white can interpose with the queen without changing the result or white can refuse the queen sac with no counter-play and just be losing.
|May-02-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Very unlike me to get a Wednesday puzzle almost instantly.|
|May-02-12|| ||SuperPatzer77: <goldenbear: I found Rf6! quite easily. Too bad it was black to move.>|
<goldenbear> White cannot have two moves a time as the rules of chess say. Just one move a time.
29. Rxe6 (White's move has been completed) and then Black to move - 29...Qxe6! forcing mate or decisive material advantage.
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