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|Oct-05-06|| ||Castle In The Sky: Got it in under 30 seconds. This is a great overworked piece puzzle. Black's rook is both defending the bishop and defending e7 square from the king queen fork. ♕a8 creates an additional burden for the rook by forcing it to choose bewteen defending the knight and preventing the fork. Consequently, it is overworked.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Marco65: <Sneaky> arbiter = "tournament director" wrong translation from Italian sorry|
|Oct-05-06|| ||kevin86: This puzzle was surprizingly easy for a Thursday-I saw Qa8 like a shot! Maybe that is to make up for yesterday's fiasco.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||aldehyde: was an easy one.....
|Oct-05-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: This has to be one of the most original defletion moves I have ever seen.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||outplayer: hey I am getting better at solving this. Solved it in a few minutes. Maybe 2 minutes. First part I saw the nice position of the knight threatening to fork the queen at c8. Then I saw the rook at a7. It's a deflection! Then I only had to calculate the variation 'cause Qa8 is almost obvious.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||outplayer: Week theme: queen sacrifices.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||YouRang: Well, what do you know? I got it! :-)
Right away, I spotted the potential for the knight fork (Nxe7+), which threatens to win a Q+B outright -- and the only thing stopping it was the rook on a7.
So, almost anything I can do to deflect this rook from it's defense of e7 will be worthwhile! Still, for some reason, it took me a couple minutes to consider the direct, but insane-looking 21. Qa8!!
|Oct-05-06|| ||kelu: do competition of solving this kind of pb exist on-line ?
|Oct-05-06|| ||ricochetrabbit: Another interesting line..
21. Qa8 Bd8 22. Qxa7 Nc6 23. Ne7+ Nxe7 24. Qb8 (Rcd1 25. Nc6 and the queen is trapped). This leaves white with a rook for a minor peice. For me, I'm never sure I can certainly win with this much advantage :). But who am I kidding, I'm no 'crazystuff'.
|Oct-05-06|| ||alphee: I saw ♕a8 as a possible move for the Queen but rejected it on the basis that Black would keep protecting the e7 Bishop by ♖b7 or ♖d7. Exchanging the Queens by 21 ... ♖xa8 22. ♘xe7 ♔h8/f8 23. ♘xd8 did not appeal to me and I ended up investigating ♗e5 chasing the other rook to e7 but with no obvious outcome ...|
|Oct-05-06|| ||desiobu: Missed it. I thought the 21. Qa8 Bd8 lines people came up with were pretty slick though. Sneaky's Qxb8 line in particular.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Trouble: I got this one pretty easily|
|Oct-05-06|| ||JYMMI: I got this one very easily...|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Open Defence: I think to truly understand the tactics available you need to go through <Sneaky's> 21...Bd8|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Kreifi: Did not find it and it was so easy and oblivious. I'm just a another patzer. :(|
|Oct-05-06|| ||savuflorin1983: <Sneaky> In fact, 21. ...Bd8 deserves 1 or even 2 ?-s, because it could continue: 22. Qxa7 Nc6 23. Ne7+! Bxe7 [23. ...Kf8 24.Nxc8 Nxa7 25. Nxa7 ] 24. Qxe7 and Black is toast|
|Oct-05-06|| ||playground player: Why not 21. Bb4, which winds up with White trading a bishop and knight for a bishop and rook? Not quite as good as the right answer--but I didn't get the right answer!|
|Oct-05-06|| ||slowcrawl: Haha, this was nifty. Didn't solve it. It seemed amazing to see that won material no matter what.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <queenvsrook: what about bh4?>|
After 21. Bh4, it seems that 21. ... Rxg6 enables Black to avoid losing the exchange, with an essentially even game.
|Oct-05-06|| ||OhioChessFan: Saw the Qa8 shot immediately. 2 recent games I've looked at had a similar Queen move. One on <Knight13> page, and a Kramnik-Deep Fritz game where I've been trying to find a good line for Kramnik with a threatened Qa1.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||OhioChessFan: <In fact, 21. ...Bd8 deserves 1 or even 2 ?-s, because it could continue: 22. Qxa7 Nc6 23. Ne7+! Bxe7 [23. ...Kf8 24.Nxc8 Nxa7 25. Nxa7 ] 24. Qxe7 and Black is toast>|
<savuflorin1983> did you forget about that Black Knight on c6?
|Oct-05-06|| ||Chess Addict: Wow, this is the first puzzle I solved.|
|Jan-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: hanging queen on a8 is just funny- only to make opponent give queen back|
|May-02-13|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: That's one hell of a move!|
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