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|Oct-03-08|| ||kevin86: A nice forced mate. An open-ended epaulette mate. Instead of being blocked by his own pieces,the queen and pawn produce a flower-like pose. The queen guards f7 and h7;the pawn f5 and h5.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||kevin86: A version on the same theme is the queen mate by:
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|Oct-03-08|| ||melv: Good mating pattern to remember.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||YouRang: Drat. I found the first 3 moves, and was pleased that I could force a perpetual, lol.|
Didn't notice that a win was hanging there to be plucked... :-(
|Oct-03-08|| ||Jimfromprovidence: Black messed up with 32…Qg1+?. It was one move too early. He should have played 32…Rxb5 first, then, after 33 Qxb5, now 33…Qg1+.|
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Black has his own threats; there’s a lot of pressure on the white king now.
|Oct-03-08|| ||playground player: Keep the Black King in check, and you're bound to win--but don't let up, because the White King is about to get nailed.|
But doesn't 35.Bxg6+ lead to a win for White? How can Black answer?
a) 35...fxg6: Can't do that! 36.Qe7#
b) 35...Kxg6: Oops--my bad. The Black King escapes into perpetual check, and White has to settle for a draw. Didn't see that, first time I looked.
So Rh8+ was right, and was the only right move. *sigh*
|Oct-03-08|| ||Miachonzinho: Bxg6 wons too. Right?
35. ♗xg6 ♔xg6 (35. ... fxg6 36. ♕e7#) 36. ♕d6
a)36. ... ♔g7 37. ♕f6+ ♔h7 38. ♖h8#
b)36. ... ♔h7 37. ♕d3+ ♔g7 38. ♕xf3, avoiding mate, with a good end after 38. ... ♖xe5 avoiding the mate 39. ♕c3 takes the ♖ook (39. ... ♕f1+ 40. ♔h4 ♕e1+ 41. ♕xe1 ♖xe1 and white have a won end [in big part because of the doubled pawns on b ])
|Oct-03-08|| ||patzer2: For today's Friday puzzle solution, White plays the decoy sham sacrifice 35. Rh8+!! to initiate a mating attack. A second decoy, 39. Bxg6+!, finishes the combination with a mate-in-two.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||number 23 NBer: Due to my inner brilliance, I managed to get to move forty but missed the mate in 1.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||fm avari viraf: Though, it's a difficult puzzle but the answer looks very conspicuous to me 35.Rh8+ Kxh8 36.Qf8+ Kh7 37.Qxf7+ Kh8 38.Qf8+ Kh7 39.Bxg6+ Kxg6 40.Qg8#|
|Oct-03-08|| ||Super Chess Man: This was rather an easy puzzle today !|
|Oct-03-08|| ||Geronimo: I usually have to set up my board to figure out friday, saturday and sunday puzzles, but this one jumped out at me. I know that in my games I tend to sacrifice a bit too readily (inspired by Tal, what can I say...). Once you realise that white also is under a mate threat than you know to look for forcing moves. The real key here is 39.Bg6. Without that, no real point.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||agb2002: Black threatens:
A) 35... Qg2+ 36.Kh4 Qxh2 mate.
B) 35... Bd5 defending his KBP and Qe3+ winning the bishop.
C) 35... Rxe5
Let's consider the most forcing moves
A.1) 35... Kg7 36.Qf8 mate.
A.2) 35... Kxh8 36.Qf8+ Kh7 37.Qxf7+ Kh8 38.Qe8+
A.2.a) 38... Kh7 39.Qxg6+ Kh8 40.Qh7 mate.
A.2.b) 38... Kg7 39.Qxg6+ Kf8 40.Qxh6+ and after a few checks white can force a position with his queen on f6 and the black king on g8. Then Bc4+ wins the black bishop and rook because ... Kh7 loses to Qf7. The resulting queen ending should be a victory for white.
B.1) 35... fxg6 36.Qe7 mate.
B.2) 35... Kg7 36.Qf8+ Kxg6 37.Qg8 mate.
B.3) 35... Kxg6 36.Qd6+ Kh7 (otherwise mate in two moves) 37.Qd3+ Kg7 38.Qxf3 Rxe5 and I don't see an immediate win.
I'd go for line A). Time to post and check.
|Oct-03-08|| ||agb2002: I didn't see Bxg6+ because I thought that the queen alone was not enough to deliver mate. But the queen was not alone...|
|Oct-03-08|| ||Yodaman: Why not start this puzzle on move 34 instead of 35? It's still a force mate and that would make it Friday difficulty.|
I got a Friday faster than I ever have before yet I didn't get yesterdays. They should have switched the two puzzles, this one was easy.
|Oct-03-08|| ||Kings Indian: Had to be a forced mate. That always makes a bold strategy a given. The rest was very pretty, but a bit predictable for Friday. |
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|Oct-03-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: 38.Qf8+ was the hardest move to find IMO|
|Oct-03-08|| ||VooDooMoves: <Miachonzinho> After 35. Bxg6+ Kxg6 36. Qd6+ Kh7 37. Qd3+ Kg7 38. Qxf3 Rxe5 39. Qc3 Qe3+! and white cannot avoid the queen trade as it allows black a perpetual. 40. Kg2 (or 40. Qxe3 Rxe3+ and 41...Rb3) 40...Qe2+ 41. Kg1 Qe3+ 42. Qxe3 Rxe3 43. Rd7 Rb3 44. Rxb7 Rxb2 45. a5 b5 46. a6 Ra2 47. a7 b4 and now a trade of pawns seems likely and with the only pawns left all on one side of the board a draw seems likely. 1 line runs 48. Kf1 b3 49. Ke1 b2 50. Kd1 b1=Q+ 51. Rxb1 Rxa7.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||newzild: Okay, I'm following Dzchiel's method, which is to write my comments in Notepad and paste them across, so I don't actually know what the move number is...|
Assess the position: Both sides are attacking. Black threatens 1...Qg2+ and 2...Qxh2++. This rules out a lot of first moves for white.
Let's assess 1.Rh8+ first, because black has only one reply.
4.Qf6+ and now...
and white is stymied.
But white can win the black bishop and chew up all black's K-side pawns in this fashion:
8.Qf6+ K any
Is this the winning sequence? I suspect not. But my girlfriend is getting grumpy at me for being on the 'puter for more than 20 minutes. So it's DEFINITELY time to check...
|Oct-03-08|| ||newzild: ..Grrr!
I got the key but missed the simple mate, although I think my line wins in the long run.
|Oct-03-08|| ||DarthStapler: I got the first three moves|
|Oct-03-08|| ||I Offer You A Resign: I got it!!! Wooo! I can't believe it! LOL. Man I feel so good. Unfortunately, i usually can't get the other ones >.<|
|Oct-03-08|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: According to my engine-based evaluation, the difficulty of this puzzle is almost exactly on the average Wednesday level.|
This assessment appears to be confirmed by the fact that my 8-year old son figured it out as well after a bit of thinking (Thursdays and later puzzles are usually too difficult for his 1000 ELO rating).
|Oct-08-08|| ||Everyone: <braimondi> Yesterday will be so much more hard than today...|
|Sep-28-12|| ||vinidivici: Deserves GOTD...i think|
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