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|Oct-05-14|| ||Penguincw: < thegoodanarchist: Were all the puzzles this week from 2004? >|
Haha! Good one, but not quite. However, they were from rather 1954, 1984, 2004 or 2014. See the trend?
Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2014
|Oct-05-14|| ||Jimfromprovidence: This is an amazingly complex position. Take the position at move 21 for black if he plays 21...f5, instead of the text 21...f6.|
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Now the text combination 22 Qh6+ Kf7 23 Bg6+ Ke7 24 Qg7+ does not work because black's queen now covers g7.
The side puzzle is from the above position, white to play and win.
|Oct-05-14|| ||patzer2: One of the toughest Sunday puzzles in a while. My best calculation was <13. Nf6+!! gxf6> 14. gxf6? (missing <14...Bxf7+!! Kg7 15. Qh5! fxg5 16. c3! Nd5 17. h4!> ) 15. Qxf6 Qxf6 16. Rxf6 Nxd3? (missing 16... Nd7! ) 17. cxd3? (missing 17. Bh6! Nb4 18. Kh2 Nd7 19. Rg1+ Kh8 20. Bg7+ Kg8 21. Bh6+ Kh8 22. Bg7+ = with a draw by perpetual check) 17...Nd7 .|
<computer chess guy: Rybka 3 will play Nf6+, given enough time (switches from 13. a3 at depth 16).> Fritz 12 on my 2.1 GHZ dual core processor also struggled with this one. It wasn't until over 10 minutes of calculation at 18/47 depth that Fritz switched from 13. a3 to 13. Nf6+ as it's first choice.
Even after 20 depth, the best Fritz could find was 13. Nf6+ gxf6 14. gxf6 Bxf6 15. Qxf6 Qxf6 16. Rxf6 Nd7 which leaves Black with a strong and likely winning advantage.
Only after forcing the program to evaluate <14...Bxf7+!! Kg7 15. Qh5! fxg5 16. c3! Nd5 17. h4!> at 20 depth did Fritz 12 find the win.
|Oct-05-14|| ||1stboard: looks like black on move 12 should have played .... g6 |
Should have seen the bishop on the diagonal to h7 sacrifice
|Oct-05-14|| ||chrisowen: Ar win f6 bishop h7 varnish under the coat ie a3
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|Oct-05-14|| ||chrisowen: I finish queen am f8 as ever piece ahead and a passer vantage seek oh am g5 should prove bothersome very like glide f6 arms hope favourable spot hospitable in a good while for white evals change in pax a cut I lights curry in favour as put in blessed upon time are those clean incisions select rook you would like at join the fray a f6 rubbered off my cap in accolades local vested duke zone on greens a gauge spin ache horse f6 light bronze statute break up the applecart bless a child scit size in sic up ebb and flow batter cause at d3 bishop highway black beset on all sides in best option have can e4 of worms a jilly f6 light fluffs h7 am again fright to left out of sight rook faith have sight f6 a milly in have around freight train light hamper h7 a strike down flopped in |
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of a handbag 17.h4 Nf6 18.Rxf6 Bxf6 19.hxg5 Bxd4+
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|Oct-05-14|| ||chrisowen: Again local zip and zag d4 basic cull and sycthe plug to pull h5 nowhere to go again st cast i f6 any glass seal in wax|
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|Oct-05-14|| ||RandomVisitor: The improvement attempt 16...Nd7 does not appear to work after 17.h4 Nf6 18.Rxf6 Bxf6 19.Bxg5 Bxg5 (Bxd4+ 20.cxd4 f6 21.Be3) 20.hxg5 f6 21.Re1.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop, a knight and a pawn.|
Black threatens 13... Nxd3 and 13... Qxd4+.
It is not clear whether White can mobilize the remaining forces after the more or less prosaic 13.Nf6+ gxf6 (13... Kh8 14.Nxh7 Nxd3 15.Nxf8 wins the exchange due 16.Qh5+ and mate in two) 14.Bxh7+:
A) 14... Kxh7 15.Qh5+
A.1) 15... Kg8 16.g6 Qxd4+ 17.Rf2 fxg6 18.Qxg6+ Kh8 19.Qh5+ (to control the escape square f7) 19... Kg8 20.Bh6 looks winning due to the threats 21.Qg6+ Kh8 22.Qg7#, 21.c3, etc.
A.2) 15... Kg7 16.Qh6+ Kg8 17.gxf6 Bxf6 (17... Qxd4+ 18.Be3 + -) 18.Rxf6 followed by Rf4 and Rg(h)4.
B) 14... Kg7 15.Qh5
B.1) 15... Rh8 16.Qh6#.
B.2) 15... Qxd4+ 16.Kh2 Bd6+ 17.Kg2 fxg5 18.Bxg5 looks bad for Black.
B.3) 15... fxg5 16.c3 unclear.
C) 14... Kh8 15.Qh5 Qxd4+ 16.Kh1 seems to win (16... Qd5+ 17.Be4+ Kg7(8) 18.Qh7#; 16... Kg7 17.Qh6+ and mate in two).
I'm not sure but I'd play 16.Nf6+ OTB.
|Oct-05-14|| ||RandomVisitor: The improvement attempt 16...Nd3?! appears to be refuted by 17.Be3!|
|Oct-05-14|| ||agb2002: <Jimfromprovidence:>|
My first idea was 22.Bf4, trying to divert the black queen, stopping ... Qg4+ and freing the path for the QR, but I not sure whether Black can achieve perpetual.
The bishop is tabu due to 22... Qxf4 23.Qh6+ Kf7 24.g6+ Ke7 25.Qxf4.
|Oct-05-14|| ||RandomVisitor: Perhaps best play from the puzzle position is 13.Nxf6+ <Bxf6> 14.Bxh7+ Kxh7 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.gxf6 Qd5 17.Qh4 Rd8 18.c3 Nd7 19.fxg7 f6 20.cxb4 Kxg7 21.Kh6+ Kf7 22.Qh7+ Ke8 where black has a tough position.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||oxxo: <chrisowen>
Are you using a random text generator for your posts or is it all just hand crafted gibberish?
|Oct-05-14|| ||Tahoe Bill: oxxo.......thank you..........been looking at this mess for too long.........gibberish is simply that, gibberish....I'll bet if he tries to defend this junk
he'll also do it in gibberish.........:-)|
|Oct-05-14|| ||BOSTER: <RV: best play
13.Nf6+ Bxf6 14.Bxh7+ Kxh7 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.gxf6>
17.Rf2 Nd7 18.c3 Qc5 19.Qxc5 Nxc5 20.cxb4 Ne4 21.Rg2 Nxf6 22.Bh6 g6 23.Bxf8
Kxf8 and game is equal.
|Oct-05-14|| ||Jimfromprovidence: <agb2002> <My first idea was 22.Bf4, trying to divert the black queen, stopping ... Qg4+ and freing the path for the QR, but I not sure whether Black can achieve perpetual.|
The bishop is tabu due to 22... Qxf4 23.Qh6+ Kf7 24.g6+ Ke7 25.Qxf4.>
OK. That's a good start. Now you (anyone) after 21...f5?! 22 Bf4!? have to respond to both 22...Nd7 and the more onerous looking 22...Qxb2+, below.
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Come to think of it, you also have to explain why can't white ignore 22 Bf4 and just play 22 Qh6+ directly.
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|Oct-05-14|| ||karrs: Doesn't 16.Rxf7 win|
|Oct-05-14|| ||JimNorCal: <oxxo> <TahoeBill>. I'm guessing voice recognition software that is not quite ready for the market. It would be an enormous effort to hand craft those posts.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||whiteshark: <8.g4! aka <Harakiri variation>>, and highly recommended by Peter Leisebein, the founder and 'soul' of the former Diemer Memorial Club.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||RandomVisitor: <karrs>After 16.Rxf7 Rxf7 17.Qg6+ Kh8 18.Qxf7 Qxd4+ black can eventually play Nd7 and then Rf8+ when the harassed white king is on the f-file. Black has developed his pieces and will win.|
|Oct-05-14|| ||BOSTER: 21...f5
Qh6+ Kf7 g6+ Ke8 g7 Qe4 + (Qg4+) Kf2 Qd4+ Be3 Qxb2+ Kf3 and white win.
|Oct-05-14|| ||RandomVisitor: Perhaps better is 12...Qb6:
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Rybka 4.1 x64:
[-0.57] d=23 12...Qb6 13.Rd1 Nd7 14.c4 Qxd4+ 15.Nf2 Ne5 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Qh5 Qh4 18.Qxh4 Nf3+ 19.Kf1 Nxh4 20.Be4 Nb6 21.b3 Rad8 22.Bf4 Kg8 23.Ke2 Nf5 24.Bxf5 exf5 25.Kf3 g6 26.h4 f6 27.Re1 Rd7
|Oct-07-14|| ||agb2002: <Jimfromprovidence: ...
OK. That's a good start. Now you (anyone) after 21...f5?! 22 Bf4!? have to respond to both 22...Nd7 and the more onerous looking 22...Qxb2+, below.>
In the case of 22... Nd7 23.Rd1 looks crushing
A) 23... Qxd1 24.Qxd1 Kxh7 25.Qxd7+ wins.
B) 23... Qxb2+ 24.Rd2 Qxd2+ (else 25.Rxd7+) 25.Bxd2 with a more or less balanced material but keeping a winning attack.
In the case of 22... Qxb2+ 23.Kg3
A) 23... Qxa1 24.Qh6+ Kf7 25.Bg6+ Ke7 26.Qh7+ and mate soon.
B) 23... Nd7 24.Rd1 Qc3+ 25.Kh4 Rfd8 26.Qh6+ and mate soon.
C) 23... e5 24.Qh6+ Kf7 25.Qf6+ Ke8 26.Qe6+ Kd8 27.Rd1+ Kc7 28.Bxe5+ wins the queen.
<Come to think of it, you also have to explain why can't white ignore 22 Bf4 and just play 22 Qh6+ directly.>
Actually, I think 22.Qh6+ also wins by pushing the g-pawn, 22... Kf7 23.g6+:
A) 23... Ke7 24.Bg5+ Kd7 25.Rd1 Qxd1 26.Qg7+ wins the rook with check and eventually leaves Black defenseless against the promotion of the g-pawn.
B) 23... Ke8 24.g7 looks bad for Black. For example, Qe4+ 25.Kf2 Nd7 26.gxf8=Q+ Nxf8 27.Bg6+ Nxg6 28.Qxg6+ Kd7 29.Qh7+ Kd6 30.Be3 and the black king seems to be in a mating net.
|Oct-07-14|| ||Jimfromprovidence: <agb2002> <Actually, I think 22.Qh6+ also wins by pushing the g-pawn, 22... Kf7 23.g6+:|
A) 23... Ke7 24.Bg5+ Kd7 25.Rd1 Qxd1 26.Qg7+ wins the rook with check and eventually leaves Black defenseless against the promotion of the g-pawn.>
I completely missed 24 Bg5+ in this line. I thought that the position was a dead draw. Like you said, you end up with something like this with black to move.
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That is one great line.
|Oct-18-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Penguincw: < thegoodanarchist: Were all the puzzles this week from 2004? >|
Haha! Good one, but not quite. However, they were from rather 1954, 1984, 2004 or 2014. See the trend?>
Thanks for the link!
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