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|Jan-17-06|| ||Richard Taylor: Larsen was trying to win -in retrospect he should have taken the draw -this combo I found it quite quickly but its a tricky one! nt instantanoeus like yesterdays... So I have solved all so far this week -lol (as if it matters) - I will try to get them all I don think I have done that yet - Spassky played a brilliant attack here...must have been before he forgot how to set up the pieces -just joking!|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Richard Taylor: Larsen must have felt like screaming when he missed that one!! He was also a great attacking player...he is still playing?|
|Jan-17-06|| ||dakgootje: Yup, not too hard, though its of course only tuesday. However i probably wouldnt have found it OTB, but youve got a board with pieces then instead of only a miniature, so maybe i would have found it...not sure|
|Jan-17-06|| ||simsan: I got it, and I think I might have found it OTB as well. |
I mean: The fork looks so delicious, that investigating it a little further should be worth the trouble.
|Jan-17-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I got this one rather quickly ... less than 30 seconds. (Even with counting the material!) |
The double sac, with first a pawn fork, then a skewer, (...Bh5+) is very attractive. Of course, White cannot capture the Bishop, as ...Qg5 will be mate. Nice!
|Jan-17-06|| ||Halldor: This puzzle shows well the importance of the priority of check; it ends with a decisive pin.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Koster: It took me several minutes. my tactics are really bad these days.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Koster: Larsen lost a queen ending to Keres in very similar fashion, trying to hard to win.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||YouRang: Got it...eventually. I saw the line 43...g4+ 44. Kxg4 Bh5+ right away, but I didn't see the point of it at first. So I went off on some other tangents for a minute, but came up empty.|
So, I returned to that first line and looked at the position after 45. Kxh5, and finally noticed that 45....Qg5# was staring me in the face!
An excellent <decoy> tactic, leading the king to its deathtrap.
|Jan-17-06|| ||kevin86: A nice finish! First-the fork 43...g4+:the queen is forbidden to capturing the pawn,so the king must. Second,44...♗h5+: the skewer;the king must take or the queen is lost. Finally,the mate 45....♕g5# explains itself.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Grampmaster: Instead of 42. Kh3 does 42. Qf2 hold the draw and offer White winnimg chances?|
|Jan-17-06|| ||RookFile: I'm sure that 42. Qf2 holds the draw.
Remember that Larsen was one of the strongest endgame players: if he did
not play 42. Qf2, it was because he could see the endgame would be a draw.
As Larsen typically did, he spurned this and went for the win.
|Jan-17-06|| ||Sami Jr: Does anyone know if there is a way to view previous daily puzzles?|
|Jan-17-06|| ||tpstar: <Sami Jr> Premium Members can find dozens of recent Daily Puzzles in their Tactics Archive|
|Jan-17-06|| ||WMD: <Premium Members can find dozens of recent Daily Puzzles in their Tactics Archive>|
Somehow I think I'll live without it.
|Jan-17-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Nice puzzle. :) Took me 15-20 seconds I think.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Steppenwolf: 15 seconds, 30 seconds! That's slow. You would be pretty lame at bullet chess. Even for a 5 minutes blitz, 30 seconds is an eternity. I am surprised Larsen didn't give up instantly on g4+!|
|Jan-17-06|| ||McCool: Three seconds, too easy for a Tuesday.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||Synergy: Such puzzles are found much more quickly with so few material remaining.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||patzer2: After Larsen's blunder 43. Qf3?? (leading to a draw is 43. Kg2! =), Spassky plays the double attack (i.e. pawn fork) 43...g4+! (today's puzzle solution) as a decoy to force the winning skewer 44. Kxg4 Bh5+! 45. Kxh5 Qg5#.|
|Jan-18-06|| ||notyetagm: If you liked this <double decoy>, be sure to check out Mecking's great 25 ♗xf7+! ♔xf7 26 ♖xc7+! ♕xc7 27 ♕h7+ ♔e6 28 ♕x♕ from Mecking vs L A Tan, 1973.|
|Jan-19-06|| ||morpstau: After Larsen's blunder 43. Qf3?? (leading to a draw is 43. Kg2! =), Spassky plays the double attack (i.e. pawn fork) 43...g4+! (today's puzzle solution) as a decoy to force the winning skewer 44. Kxg4 Bh5+! 45. Kxh5 Qg5#. Overall a nicely played game by both gentleman.|
|Jan-20-06|| ||ketchuplover: Even I got this one :)|
|Nov-08-11|| ||sevenseaman: <43...g4+ 44. Kxg4> render White's position untenable with Qg5 and Bh5 to follow.|
|Sep-18-16|| ||TaregZarty: Great players|
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