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|Feb-11-11|| ||luzhin: 24...Ne4! is not so hard to find, but the final mating pattern is very pretty.|
|Feb-11-11|| ||sevenseaman: A smother mate, out in the open!|
|Apr-11-11|| ||Valmy: 27...Qg1+ would make a nice monday puzzle.|
|May-23-11|| ||VincentL: "Very Easy".
This is a very familiar mate.
27....Qxg1+ 28. Nxg1/Rxg1 Nf2 mate.
Too easy even for Monday.
|May-23-11|| ||sevenseaman: Lol, smother mate after a long time.
27...Q g1+ 0-1.
|May-23-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: takes two seconds to solve. one second to read that its black to play|
|May-23-11|| ||VincentL: Perhaps black to play at move 25 would have been a better Monday puzzle.|
But in general I think CG do a great job with these puzzles.
|May-23-11|| ||estrick: Ho-hum. How predictable. A queen sacrifice followed by mate the next move.|
|May-23-11|| ||zb2cr: Perhaps three seconds to see the variant on the smothered mate here. 27. ... Qg1+, and no matter whether White retakes with Knight or Rook, 28. ... Nf2# delivers mate. |
What a comedic final position. White is ahead by Queen and Rook vs. a Pawn--but the two heavy pieces are useless, as are White's minor pieces. Black has only 2 minor pieces, and they are collaborating perfectly to bring about checkmate.
|May-23-11|| ||lost in space: 27....Qg1+ 28. Rxg1
(28. Nxg1 Nf2#)
I love Mondays
|May-23-11|| ||Nullifidian: Simple.
27... ♕g1+ 28. ♖/♘xg1 ♘f2#
|May-23-11|| ||dzechiel: Black to move (27...?). White has a rook for a pawn. "Very Easy."|
A pretty two-mover, staring with the obligatory Monday Queen Sac:
27...Qg1+ 28 Nxg1
Or 28 Rxg1, the result is the same.
It's always fun to effect checkmate when down really serious material (in this case a queen AND a rook).
OK, this is my last post for a few weeks, we leave tomorrow on vacation (see my forum for an itinerary). <scormus> will be filling in during my absence.
|May-23-11|| ||M.Hassan: "Very Easy" Black to pay 27....?
Black is behind by a Rook for a pawn.
|May-23-11|| ||estrick: Can't believe how White, a 2400, could play so poorly.|
|May-23-11|| ||psmith: Oh Monday, I'm dreaming of Monday...|
|May-23-11|| ||scormus: <estrick: Can't believe how White, a 2400, could play so poorly.>
neither can I, completely outplayed. e.g. as if he thought "I can win easy here with 15 Bxa6" Ooops!|
<dzechiel> thanks for the compliment. Too much for me to live up to. Help!
|May-23-11|| ||patzer2: White's 20. Bb5 overlooks 20...Qe6!, threatening to win the Queen with a discovered attack with check after 21. Bxe8? Bh2+ 22. Kxh2 Qxa6 .|
Instead, 20. Nf3 offers some chance of holding the draw.
Earlier 18. Qxc2! Nc2 19. Bb5 would have assured a strong advantage for White.
The final smothered mate to solve the Monday puzzle provides a quick finish to the winning combination began with 20...Qe6!
|May-23-11|| ||SamAtoms1980: 27 .... Qg1+ and that was enough to make mutton out of Mullon.|
|May-23-11|| ||mohannagappan: smothered mate 27. ...Qg1+ 28. Rxg1 or Nxg1 Nf2++|
|May-23-11|| ||Dyonis: It's a wonderfull combination after 22. ... Rxe3 !|
|May-23-11|| ||morfishine: This is, after-all, a Monday Puzzle, so I don't see where there's any room for complaining. Frankly, I think the game is quite interesting, especially the move-order: Its just thrust/counter-thrust, threaten/parry, right down to the smothered mate.|
|May-23-11|| ||DarthStapler: Got it easily|
|May-23-11|| ||APatzer: 27 ... Qg1+ followed by ... Nf3+
|May-23-11|| ||OhioChessFan: <patzer> I'm still trying to decipher this:|
<Earlier 18. Qxc2! Nc2 19. Bb5 would have assured a strong advantage for White.>
|May-23-11|| ||OhioChessFan: Okay, you had to have meant 18. Qxa7 Nc2 19. Bb5|
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