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|Jun-20-11|| ||abuzic: <Jamboree>: absolutely right, 45?: 45...Qd1!!|
<if 46. Qg1> Forced mate in 4: 46...Qxg1
<if 46. Kh2> Forced mate in 12: 46...Qe2
<if 46. Qe3> Fored mate in 6: 46...Qg4+
Only Rf7+ and Rb3 delay the mate, at the price of loosing more material and making the game boring
|Jun-20-11|| ||morfishine: What I find particularly useful on "Monday Puzzles" is to play through the entire game twice: once quickly, then once with more deliberation. This way, I can better understand how this position was arrived at.|
<Once> Again, your genius shines through. I happily refer all those interested to <Once>'s earlier post on this game in Feb 2010. I have a hard enough time producing one "witticism"; For <Once>, commentary and analogies seems second-nature and oh-so simple. Very enjoyable
|Jun-20-11|| ||k.khalil: Easy.
49. Bxh3 Rh2#
|Jun-20-11|| ||zb2cr: I remembered this from when it was used before, on February 15, 2010.|
|Jun-20-11|| ||cyclon: 48. -Qh3+.|
|Jun-20-11|| ||sevenseaman: To implement the recipes properly your wife has been nagging you
to get her more cooking oil measuring cans. You insist the two,
you bought her, 3 and 5 litre ones will do.
She is to take out exactly four litres of cooking oil from a large
Given that the two measures and the oil drum are the only utensils
to hand how will you do it smartly, with no wastages.
Inter-transferring between the two cans, filling from, and emptying
back into the big barrel are to count as an operation each but only
until you get your 4 litres.
Anyone could do it in 9 or more ops. You did it in 8. And the wife
now says she could do it in 2 ops fewer i.e 6. Is she up to something or
|Jun-20-11|| ||agb2002: Black has a knight for a bishop.
White doesn't seem to have any perpetual chances.
The rook on White's second rank and the knight cornering the king form a common mate pattern. Therefore, 48... Qh3+ 49.Bxh3 Rh2#.
|Jun-20-11|| ||kevin86: Not a bad job if you can find it:Queen sac followed by an Arabian mate.|
|Jun-20-11|| ||AliTervia: SEVENSEAMAN MEASURING PUZZLE:
1) Fill the 5 liter can;
2) Empty the 5 ltr can in the 3 ltr can, leaving 2 ltr in the 5 ltr can;
3) empty the 3 ltr can back into the large container;
4) empty the 2 ltrs from the 5 ltr can into the 3 ltr can;
5) fill the 5 ltr can from the big container;
6) top up the 3 ltr can from the 5 ltr can, leaving 4 ltr in the 5 ltr can.
Does that work?
|Jun-20-11|| ||stst: Q sac does it:
Qh3+ BxQ (forced)
Rh2# supported by N
|Jun-20-11|| ||scormus: <Once> Great commentary, and some nice play by B, I agree, W grabbing the g7 pawn was what I call "a snare and a delusion."|
|Jun-20-11|| ||PinnedPiece: Monday Solution goal: 30 sec.
Qh3: 15 sec.
|Jun-20-11|| ||PhilFeeley: Got it in 0.5 sec!|
|Jun-20-11|| ||Once: <sevenseasman> Um, that's Die Hard 3? The one where Samuel L Jackson plays a character called Zeus. He and Bruised Willies are sent all round by New Yawk by yet another baddie played by an English actor?|
And en route they find themselves in Central Park where a five gallon drum and a three gallon drum are somehow connected to a bomb. As you do.
|Jun-20-11|| ||scormus: Anyone ever noticed ... on Mondays there are usual at least 5 pages of posts covering a very simple puzzle. And a large chunk of that is interesting little side play and puzzles (often more interesting than POTD). At weekends you sometimes only get 2 pages and it mostly all about the puzzle position.|
<Once, Sevenseaman> wasnt the puzzle from a book by Sarah Flannery ?
But I cant figure that English baddie actor .... unless its Bicycle Chain.
|Jun-20-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: ARABIAN MATE
click for larger view
wKh1/bKb7,Nf3,Ra2 (Black to move)
Black plays 1...Rh2#.
This is the pattern for today.
|Jun-20-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: |
click for larger view
Problem: Black to move amd mate in 5.
Only one key move ... and one solution that I consider even close to being both correct AND aesthetic!!! (Solution tomorrow, engines will not help you find the correct line - they might find the first move, but after that you need logic AND chess artistry.)
|Jun-20-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: IF this problem is similar to anyone elses, I assure you its an accident. |
One thing I have always wanted to see ... a world-wide database for problems of all kind ...
|Jun-20-11|| ||estrick: For anyone who doesn't know that it's "queen sac Monday" this Arabian mate might be a bit challenging to find. More like a Tues level puzzle, I suppose.|
|Jun-20-11|| ||PeterB: AliTervia, here is another solution:
1. Fill the 3, and empty it into the originally empty 5.
2. Fill the 3 again, and pour into the 5. This leaves 1 unit in the 3 can.
3. Empty the 5, and pour the 1 unit from the 3 can into the 5.
4. Fill the 3 can, and pour into the 5 can! QED.
|Jun-20-11|| ||WhiteRook48: 48...Qh3+ duh.
Note: 48...Ra1+ fails to 49 Rb1 and not the intended 49 Bf1?? Qh3#
|Jun-20-11|| ||sevenseaman: <PeterB> You have a <solution> but it does not beat <AliTervia>'s
because you have not counted each operation.
(Ops are f= fill, t= transfer can to can, e= empty into big drum)
<1. f 3
2. t into 5
3. f 3
4. t into 5
5. e 5
6. t 1 from 3
7. f 3
8. t into 5 in order to get 4lt>
<AliTervia>'s sol is optimal until someone does some magic.
<1. f 5
2. t 3
3. e 3
4. t 2
5. f 5
6. t 1
to get 4 ltr.>
<scormus> Sideshows appear when puzzle activity ebbs to
a sepulchral low. I never heard of Sarah Flannery. This puzzle
appeared in the 'Reader's Digest' some 40 years ago. The solution
given was in 8 moves and attracted my attention because it struck
me as dilatory. The magazine accepted mine in 6.
<Once> I guess your recall of 'Die Hard 3' is associative to cans of 5, 3. Quite a few American movies came out in that genre. It was a fad that is yet to vanish.
|Jun-20-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Solution to problem - in my forum. (If you are interested, I won't bother to repost it here.)|
|Mar-23-15|| ||ChessCoachClark: Amazing to see a winning combination using a Queen sacrifice for an Arabian Mate.|
|Apr-21-18|| ||mikealando: Sloans imminent...|
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