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|Jan-02-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Nice Monday puzzle to boost our confidence for the rest of the week. :) I spotted 29.Qf8+ almost right away.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||logo: I missed it!! I thought Qg7 would do the trick...|
|Jan-02-06|| ||bribett: I got easy. What is a good software tactics program? Any suggestions|
|Jan-02-06|| ||ice lemon tea: nice monday puzzle...i like it
<bribett: I got easy. What is a good software tactics program? Any suggestions>
try katachess...google it urself :)
|Jan-02-06|| ||Seraphina: <wzeller> I find that continuous practice is always good. Problem solving, playing through games, focusing on certain openings at a time, etc... And then, at times, stopping for a few days. The actual learning always tends to be in little leaps. This is the famous learning curve, which is well described at http://www.teamchrysalis.com/AC/V3/...|
A few years ago in the New Yorker, there was an article by a surgeon describing his grappling with the learning curve...
|Jan-02-06|| ||malvolio: Qxh7 does the job as well|
|Jan-02-06|| ||paulalbert: Kxh7. Your move!|
|Jan-02-06|| ||DanielBryant: Qxh7 Kxh7 Rh4+ Kg8 and Black wins simply.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||al wazir: <Antipholous: I'm dumbfounded> Total agreement here. Maybe all I need to become a chess champion is a sex change.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||AlexanderMorphy: as easy a puzzle as there will ever be!|
|Jan-02-06|| ||kevin86: I first tried Qg7+ but it fails to a queen capture-so I found Qf8+ which leads to an Arabian style mate. Nice elegant finish!|
|Jan-02-06|| ||Eggman: <<I rushed, and thought g7, and as I clicked on the board on the main page I realized that there was a guarding that square, and I decided to not press back. Hmm.>>|
It's actually a good practice to try to survey the position before making any attempt to solve the puzzle. It helps you to note the features of a position during a game, and improves visualization.
Plus, before you try to see how White can win, you really should count the material at the very least. Otherwise you might find a way to win, say, a Rook, only to note afterwards that this isn't the solution because White was down a Rook to begin with.
|Jan-02-06|| ||franksp: Finishing with the Xray theme. No more complicated but harder to spot.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||notyetagm: <When the opponent has a minor piece blocking his backrank, attack those squares on the backrank that are no longer defended by the enemy backrank heavy pieces.>|
This tactical idea is critical in many attacks. Here the Black e8-bishop interferes with the line of action of the Black c8-rook along the backrank. As a result of this <self-interference> the f8-square is weakened, since the c8-rook can no longer defend it.
With 28 ♖f4 White adds a third attacker to this weakened f8-square, by <x-ray> through the Black f7-rook defender. Black incredibly plays 28 ... ♕xb2??, not even stopping to ask herself why White just gave away a whole rook. Black then has to resign after the <x-ray> attack on f8 is carried out by 29 ♕f8+! ♖x♕ 29 ♖x♖#.
|Jan-02-06|| ||midknightblue: Cool. Got it. Love these Xray probs. Is it gonna be a whole week of Xray's?|
|Jan-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: HO! HO! HO! I disobeyed my own rule and wasted time -NOT looking at all checks captures (I was looking at Qxh7+ and and so on) and suddenly it flashed into me noggin: "Oh - it's mate in 2!" Qf8+ !! was the FIRST move I should have looked at - but I found it!! |
HO! HO! HO! HO! HO! HO! HO! HO!
|Jan-02-06|| ||Chopin: It took me a while to solve this puzzle- I was considering a few other longer variations.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||notyetagm: Hard to believe that both these players are rated over 2000: 28 ♖f4?? ♕xb2??.|
|Jan-02-06|| ||snowie1: I figured it out! First resolution is
to ignore about half of the posts, and go from there.
|Jan-03-06|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: So I guess black should have played 28...Qe1+ and 29...Qxe6, and white is a knight down and has egg on her face.|
|Jan-03-06|| ||ice lemon tea: 28. ..Qxb2? i really wonder why stefanidi did that move.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||patzer2: Instead of 28. Rf4??, which allows what would have been the winning double attack 28...Qe1+! (in lieu of 28...Qxb2??), White should have played 28. Rdd2 to prevent this possibility.|
|Dec-22-07|| ||whiteshark: It's nearly two years to late for this monday puzzle.|
But is it really a <'Notable Game'> for Sicilian, Dragon Variation (B70) ??
I doubt that.
|Jul-19-08|| ||The Ninth Pawn: From Game Collection: The Ninth Pawn's Chess Course :|
In A Thorgrimsdottir vs M A Stefanidi, 2003 , White plays 29. ♕h6-f8+! The Queen is defended THROUGH the f7-rook by the f4-rook and, if taken, will be recaptured with CHECKMATE (otherwise White would lose material).
|Apr-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: sacrificing like crazy|
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