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|Mar-17-07|| ||al wazir: Yes, 38...Kg7 would have been better. Or 38...Nh2+, which leads to much the same conclusion after 39. Kf5 Kg7.|
And why not 13...Nxf1 ?
|Mar-17-07|| ||chessmoron: <Or 38...Nh2+, which leads to much the same conclusion after 39. Kf5 Kg7.> 40. f5 may draw.|
38...Kg7 or Kf7 works!!
|Mar-17-07|| ||anonymoose: More details on the mate, after 38...Kg7. If 39 NxBd5 then 39...Nh2+ 40 Kf5(forced) Re5#. So it's really only a mate-in-5 because of the interim sacrifices to delay mate: 39 Ne6+ Rxe6 40 NxBd5 Nh2+ 41 Kh5 Re8 42 Nxf6 Kxf6 43 any Rh8#.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||al wazir: <chessgames.com: The threat is ...Rf5! creating dual threats of Rf4# and Bf3#.> 44. Nd3 appears to defend against both threats. If now 44...Rf5, then 45. Rf2 Rxb5, and white loses a instead of a . But 44...Re3 creates a new threat.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||qjuice14: <<And why not 13...Nxf1 ?>>|
14.Nxc5 would complicate things for black. The light squared bishop is being attacked and the Knight is en prise on f1. Giving up two pieces for a rook is generally not good.
|Mar-17-07|| ||jahhaj: I didn't see all the continuation but I took one look and thought 42...Kg6. The mate threat is clear and it wasn't until a little later that I noticed that the rook was en prise.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||dzechiel: Seems like I got this one pretty quickly. I should probably look at it harder, there must be something I overlooked.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||mig55: White had to play 41. Nd7...|
|Mar-17-07|| ||mig55: 44. Bd5 wins nicer|
|Mar-17-07|| ||HelaNubo: <al wazir> <<chessgames.com: The threat is ...Rf5! creating dual threats of Rf4# and Bf3#.> 44. Nd3 appears to defend against both threats. If now 44...Rf5, then 45. Rf2 Rxb5, and white loses a P instead of a N. But 44...Re3 creates a new threat.> After 44. Nd3, Black can play: 44... Re4+! 45. Kf3 Rc4+ and wins the rook.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||Tactic101: I got it! A humiliating pawn mate. Very cool!|
|Mar-17-07|| ||tallinn: <mig55: 44. Bd5 wins nicer> Yes, very nice indeed, but IMHO only a computer can see how :-) - after me playing Rxc5 (happily thinking that I solved the problem) Fritz coach stepped in and shouted at me to take back that move as there is one much stronger: 44. Bd5! (threatening Re3 Rxd5 Rg3# and Rf5, Bf3#) 45. Nd3 Rf5! (Re3?? Nf4+ with white advantage) 46. Rf2 Be6! and now 47. Rxf5 Bxf5 48. Kf3 Bxd3 with an endgame my 10-year old daughter would win with closed eyes. I did not see neither Bd5 (what an idea!), Rf5 nor Be6. You need to see all of them to justify Bd5 in favour of Rxc5.|
Nevertheless 44. Rxc5 is a very human and sufficient way to win the game.
|Mar-17-07|| ||pittpanther: I saw this one pretty quickly - similar in some ways to a recent ending I was lucky to win (I could have been mated in a fashion similar to this game!) However, I struggled with the Wed. and Fri. puzzle much more than this one.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||beatles fan: Proud to say I solved this one. Of course, with puzzles, you know that there is a forcong move. It is a lot harder over the board.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||alshatranji: I hate to say that, but this is really too easy. Yesterday's puzzle was a lot more difficult.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||MathijsJanssen: Strange. I saw 42...Kg6 and most variations, but I missed the fact that it left the rook en prise.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||Themofro: It would help if i actually read who it is to move. I thought that it was white to move and eventually came up with Ne6 which seems to be not that bad for white, trades off blacks bishop at least eventually. But, of course it was BLACK to move, lol.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||kevin86: I especially liked the key move-which set an extreme penalty if the hanging rook is captured-an artistic mate by three pawns and a bishop.|
The final position is amusing-white's far advanced pawns only prevent him from stopping black's lone,isolated-and lethal-pawn from coming home.
|Mar-17-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: I was thinking 42...Rxc5 when if 43.Rxc5 Bf3+ 44.Kxf3 a8=Q+ and possibly win, but I guess this is more pretty.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||MathijsJanssen: <Dr.Lecter: I was thinking 42...Rxc5 when if 43.Rxc5 Bf3+ 44.Kxf3 a8=Q+ and possibly win, but I guess this is more pretty. >
And what colour would this queen be?
|Mar-17-07|| ||Deacon: This was a pretty sweet combination by McDonald.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||fm avari viraf: < ANONYMOOSE- They missed a mate-in- 5- on move 38!!! > I think it is mate in 3. 38...Kg7 39.Nxd5 Nh2+ 40.Kf5 Re5# if 40.Kh5 Rh8#. Anyway, your creative idea is commendable.|
|Mar-17-07|| ||gnixon: I got a Saturday, too? Unprecedented. I think the last few days have been easier than normal. Again, my solution wasn't complete since I thought Rf5 instead of fxg5 was mate, but I saw all the correct lines to mate and the option of taking a knight, so I'll give myself another half point. Hopefully I can get Monday, too!|
|Mar-18-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: Oops. :) That was the stupidest mistake of a pawn move I've ever made. I have to laugh at myself. LOL|
|Jun-22-09|| ||I Like Fish: if ...
43 fxe5 ...
43 ... f5 ...
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