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|Apr-15-06|| ||Richard Taylor: I thought solution was 26. ... Re2 27. B:e2 R:e2 28. Bf2 R:f2 29. K:f2 Ne4+ when it was some time before I saw the Q was gone after that I suppose if I had reasoned it out 26. RxB is pretty obvious. I plead a combination of fatigue and an almost a catastrophic case of total and hopelessly moronic and imbecilic stupidity!|
|Apr-15-06|| ||dakgootje: OF COURSE! how stupid that i didnt see the QxQ...got all the moves including Kxe1, but yes i missed the queen which is of course en prise, but i failed to see it. Guess those small mistakes are the reason i still didnt beat the chess-program on my PDA... But lets blame this on the fatigue ;-)|
Just had a nice 5/5 score this week... ah well i'll end his week with a 5/7 (as i wont be able to look at the puzzle tomorrow ;-)
|Apr-15-06|| ||zabbura2002: I also tried 26. ... Rxe3 27. Rxe3 Re2 but then realized that any move without a check after that will cost Black his Knight or h6-pawn or both. |
For example: 28. Bxf6 Qxf6 29. Qxf6 gxf6 30. Rxh6 which will leave Black with B+R vs. R+R. Thus I tried giving a check with 27. ... Re1+ and 28. ... Ne4+ and only after that i realized that the Queen is actually hanging...
|Apr-15-06|| ||Alex S.: I got the concept, but the sequence was tangled up for me.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||IMDONE4: i got it in 2 mins after finding the discovered check. Nice puzzle! I wonder why white actually played on after losing his queen.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||maxxowar: i think the combo has just begun with 25 ... Rae8 choosing to leave undefended the pawn on d4.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||KingV93: Very happy that I solved a Saturday puzzle for maybe the first time ever.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||kevin86: Black didn't gain a crushing material advantage,but he simplified and the attack continued. While black's pieces attack,the poor white ones are biting on granite.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||brainzugzwang: In the game continuation, why does White follow 35...Ne4 with 36.Rg4? Why not 36.Rc2 to avoid losing the exchange and keep protecting the bishop(if 36.Rb2 then Qc3+ and wins)?|
|Apr-15-06|| ||zabbura2002: 36.Rc2 then
36. ... Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Nxf2 38. Kxf2 Qg2+ winning the Rook
|Apr-15-06|| ||Halldor: At first glance I saw that there was obviously plenty of material for combinations here, the white queen unprotected and defending the g2-square against mate threat, the first rank badly protected in comparison with the black rooks aiming at e1, and eventually the knight could maybe jump to e4 checking if the king would go to f2 and thus winning the queen...; and then I saw that the rook on d1 was overworked, it couldn't protect the d1-square and the bishop at the same time - so I started with 26...x and voilą - within a minute I had the solution. I then took good time for looking at all possibilities, that's an extra pleasure.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||MorphyMatt: EZ!! 2.0133411430144141001441 seconds|
|Apr-15-06|| ||Cogano: Hello <letekro> & <Saruman> & I hope all is well. :) Thanks much for taking the time to explain that. :) I now feel stupid for having put up the question in the first place, considering that it was pretty late when I looked at the position & I was really sleepy at the time!|
<letekro> this is the first time I've seen your name. So I presume that you're new to the site. If that's the case, then a most warm welcome. :) You couldn't have picked a better site to improve your chess (playing) & discuss the game with others! Enjoy the site! Though, to get the most out of it, you're best off getting a premium, or even a lifetime, membership, as I'm saving to do! Anyway, take very good care & have a great day & a great weekend too. Cheers! :)
|Apr-15-06|| ||Halldor: <brainzugzwang> The position was lost anyway, maybe he was in timetrouble? |
Fritz gives 36.xe4, or d8+, or c2, - different ways of losing, as <zabbura2002> points out.
|Apr-15-06|| ||midknightblue: Black to play, you say? Well I was looking at white to play :(|
|Apr-15-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Wow!
I set a personal (!) record for a Sunday puzzle.
26...Rxd3! wins in all lines, its actually pretty simple. (Does anyone else think this was too easy for a Sunday?)
|Apr-15-06|| ||WannaBe: Sir, today is Saturday...|
|Apr-15-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: ooops
|Apr-15-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Curse you, wannabe!! You just type faster than I do, I guess.|
|Apr-15-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Its still rather easy for a weekend puzzle.
|Apr-15-06|| ||JustAFish: <AJ> Yes, I agree. That I got it is indicative of the fact that it was easy for a weekend puzzle. |
I spent about 2 minutes trying to figure out a way to sac a piece in front of the queen on the g-file in order to make way for the mate on g2, but nothing worked. I then noticed the discovered attack on the queen, and looked for a way to make it happen. My first thought was to trade rooks on the first rank, but I noticed that the bishop could interpose. Then taking the bishop on d3 came naturally. All I had to do was count up the material and make sure black was coming out on top in the end. Black was.
|Apr-16-06|| ||WannaBe: <Jim Bartle> I've been 'clocked' at approx. 115 words a minute.|
Plus I know how to 'hot key' on the keyboard. Those tab key comes in really handy... :)
|Apr-20-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: The key position (problem of the day) was given with Black to play and make his twenty-sixth move ... is that correct?|
|Apr-27-06|| ||patzer2: Black's decoy pseudo sacrifice 26...Rxd3! is followed by the deflection 27...Re1+ as the initial part of a winning discover attack combination with 28...Ne4+.|
|Dec-26-12|| ||The Last Straw: 25.xd4! xd3 26.g4! d7 27.xf6 wins for white!|
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