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|Jun-27-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Very cool! A Morozevich puzzle!
<28. Qh8+ Kxh8>
[28...Kf7 29. Qxh7+ Kf6 (29...Qg7 30. Qxg7#) 30. Rxf8#]
<29. Rxf8+ Ng8>
(29...Qg8 30. Be5#)
<30. Be5+ Qg7 31. Bxg7#>
|Jun-27-12|| ||Marmot PFL: 28 Rxf8+ Kxf8 29 Qh8+ Qg8 hmmm not so good...can we try it the other way around? 28 Qh8+ Kxh8 29 Rxf8+ Ng8 30 Be5+ and mate next move.|
|Jun-27-12|| ||zb2cr: Easy enough for me to see, because it's all forced: 28. Qh8+!.|
(a) 28. ... Kxh8; 29. Rxf8+, Ng8; 30. Be5+, Qg7; 31. hxg7#.
(b) 28. ... Kf7; 29. Qxh7+.
(b1) 29. ... Qg7; 30. Qxg7#.
(b2) 29. ... Kf6; 30. Rxf8#.
|Jun-27-12|| ||FSR: 28.Qh8+! Kxh8 (28...Kf7 29.Qxf8+ or Rxf8+ ) 29.Rxf8+ Ng8 (29...Qg8 30.Be5#) 30.Be5+ Qg7 31.hxg7# (or 31.Bxg7#).|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Nullifidian: Calculated this mate in 4 at once:
28. h8+ xh8 (f7 29. xh7+ f6/g7 30. xf8#/xg7#) 29. xf8+ g8 (g8 30. e5#) 30. e5+ g7 31. hxg7#/xg7#
|Jun-27-12|| ||xthred: I'll try to do it like you killers.
Qh8+...Kxh8 Rxf8+...Qg8. Be5#
|Jun-27-12|| ||M.Hassan: "Medium/Easy" White to play 28.?
White is 2 pawns down.
Thanks to the superb placement of the pawn on h6:
28.Qh8+! Kxh8 forced
29.Rxf8+ N or Q to g8 say Ng8
This must be it.
Time to check
|Jun-27-12|| ||eternaloptimist: I figured this puzzle out instantly. I think it should be classified as very easy instead of medium/easy. Moro feasted on a "Bologan sandwich". We could also call this the Oscar Mayer game. : )|
|Jun-27-12|| ||goldfarbdj: It's "medium/easy" because there's more than one possibility -- you don't get full credit unless you found the mate after 28. ... Kf7 also. (I didn't.)|
|Jun-27-12|| ||jffun1958: 28. Qh8+ Kxh8 29. Rxf8+ 29. Qg8 30. Bf5#
29. ... Ng8 30. Bf5+ Qg7 31. Bxg7#
|Jun-27-12|| ||rhickma4: Purdy's advice come true here: 'Look at all the checks'|
|Jun-27-12|| ||dzechiel: White to move (28?). Black is up two pawns. "Medium/Easy."|
What a pretty combination! White winds it up with...
28 Qh8+ Kxh8 29 Rxf8+ Ng8 30 Be5+ Qg7 31 hxg7#
This is the reason we all play chess: the hopes of bringing off such a combination!
|Jun-27-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: White is down a bishop for a knight+2Ps, but is in the process of weaving a neat mating net. This tactical motif I have seen on Chess Tactics Server, possibly even the same position. White sacs to pull the king into the corner for a quick dispatch:|
28.Qh8+! and now:
A) 28... Kh8 29.Rxf8+ Ng8 (Qg8 30.Be5#) 30.Be5+ Qg7 31.B(/h-pawn)xg7#
B) 28... Kf7 29.Qxh7+ and mate next.
|Jun-27-12|| ||mohannagappan: 28.Qh8+! Kxh8 29. Rxf8+ Ng8 30.Be5+ Qg7 31.Bxg7#|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Step into my parlor.>|
White mates in four by giving up his queen solely to entice Black's king: 28. h8+!, and then
(1) 28. ...f7; 29. xh7+ and
(1.1) 29. ...g7; 30. xg7# or
(1.2) 29. ...f6; 30. xf8#
(2) 28. ...xh8; 29. xf8+ and
(2.1) 29. ...g8; 30. e5# or
(2.2) 29. ...g8; 30. e5+, g7; 31. hxg7# (also good is 31. xg7#).
|Jun-27-12|| ||sevenseaman: What kind of position is this for a Wednesday?
Moro sacs his Q and Bologan cannot get out of the bind (we crudely say, 'up a s**t creek' w/o a paddle).
<28. Qh8+ Kxh8 29. Rxf8+
a) 29...Qg8 30. Be5# >1-0
b) <29...Ng8 30. Be5+ Qg7 31. Bxg7(or hxg7)#> 1-0.
And who is this Bologan? The name sounds as if he could be from the 19th century.
Wow the game has been played as recently as in Anno Domino 2004!
I must admit my ignorance, I never heard of this Italian sounding name in modern day chess circles.
And what an apt pun, the most descriptive I've ever come across!
|Jun-27-12|| ||Patriot: 28.Qh8+ Kxh8 29.Rxf8+ Ng8 (29...Qg8 30.Be5#) 30.Be5+ and mate next.|
The more complex route is declining the queen sac.
28...Kf7 29.Rxf8+ Kg6 30.Rg8+ Nxg8 31.Qxg8+ Kf5 32.Qxg4+ Kxg4 33.Bxe3 should be winning, although it seems there should be a knockout somewhere.
|Jun-27-12|| ||Patriot: Amazing. I missed the simple 29.Qxh7+ after 28...Kf7.|
|Jun-27-12|| ||scormus: Attractive Q-sac forces #. Brilliant pun too.
PS Are CG making up for Monday not being a Q-sac?
|Jun-27-12|| ||TheBish: Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004|
White to play (28.?) "Medium/Easy", White is down two pawns.
I got this immediately (less than 5 seconds) by looking for a queen sac first! (Some of these are too predictable.) Not to take anything away from the POTD, this is a good one!
28. Qh8+! Kxh8
Or 28...Kf7 29. Qxh7+! Kf6 30. Rxf8#.
29. Rxf8+ Ng8
Or 29...Qg8 30. Be5#.
30. Be5+ Qg7 31. Bxg7#.
Interesting how strong a pawn is on h6 for White (when Black is castled king-side). Often leads to mating attacks, as does a pawn on f6 or g6.
|Jun-27-12|| ||Deji: This is Neat. Was lucky to have found it anyway!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Beancounter: I found this one very easy - far easier than monday or tuesday, Odd.|
|Jun-27-12|| ||agb2002: White has a bishop for a knight and two pawns.
Black threatens 28... Rxd8 (28... Qxf4 29.Qg7#).
The black king protects the rook. This suggests 28.Qh8+ Kxh8 29.Rxf8+ Ng8 (29... Qg8 30.Be5#) 30.Be5+ Qg7 31.B(h)xg7#.
|Jun-27-12|| ||JG27Pyth: Fun, but felt like Monday. Considering all the Wednesday's that felt like Friday or Saturday -- I'll take it!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||piltdown man: Much easier than yesterday's.|
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