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|Mar-12-12|| ||Poulsen: Saw the solution almost right away - only spend 2 sec. on moves with bishop and rook.|
Also - as a sideeffect - almost right away concluded, that blacks last move had to be a knigts move! Strange how a chessmind works!
|Mar-12-12|| ||pedro99: Please can we have something other than a back-ranker once in a while?|
|Mar-12-12|| ||kevin86: I was looking for something loike Qd7-then I saw the reverse x-ray attack Qf8+ black must take and the rook retakes with a mate. A typical queen sac-simple Monday.|
Oh,yes,it is raining and depressing-also typical for Monday.
|Mar-12-12|| ||agb2002: White has a bishop and a pawn for a knight.
Black threatens 28... Nxa8.
White has already one piece attacking along Black's back rank. Therefore, increase the attacking forces decisively with 28.Qf8+, and mate next.
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <viking78> Well said. It is hard to know what was going through Black's ideas when he went for 27...Nb6??|
Maybe he was in desperate time-trouble; maybe he cracked under the pressure of being on the defensive and maybe couldn't function right; or lastly, maybe he had a moment of chess-blindness and found the whopper that was 27...Nb6??
Possibly a combination of one with the other as well
|Mar-12-12|| ||dragon player: Monday's easy:
28. Qf8+ Rxf8
Time to check
|Mar-12-12|| ||geeker: X-ray!
Not that hard, but a pretty motif.
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <David2009> Thanks for the kind mention!|
|Mar-12-12|| ||Gilmoy: <18.Qxf3 Bxf6> I detest the Spanish when it ends up unclear like this. I always hope my fishy foes deviate early.|
<20.Nc2!> But this instantly morphs it into a Sicilian Sveshnikov, with White hammering the weak d5-square. That's some clarity!
In that light, <14..c6> looks two-edged. I think that's the Chigorin line in Spanish, opening c for some counterplay. But against White's b2-c3 pawn structure, there <is> no counterplay on c: even a b4-push never creates a target.
Egad: This suggests that openings are like nodes in a graph, and there exist edges between them, denoting possible tunnelings (that leave your opponent completely out of position). Beyond your book memorization, there exists a yet higher layer of structure. My C.H.O.D, it's full of five-stars.
With some relief, WBR is still WBR, a familiar old haunt. How do I force it, let me count the ways: 1.He does it to himself ...
|Mar-12-12|| ||frogbert: here's a position from the ongoing game caruana-sokolov (also a ruy):|
click for larger view
Q: white wants to play Be3 - but why does that take two moves, not one?
sometimes i think *this* is the kind of puzzles i need to solve in order not to blunder to some tactic...
|Mar-12-12|| ||chrisowen: The doors open for queen along back rank 28.qf8+ hellfire nb6 lame. |
Network queen in my heart I know black cant hold abreadth in king rook of fresh air.
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|Mar-12-12|| ||stst: might be the easiest monday:
28.Qf8 Rxf8 (only way to delay mate)
29.Rxf8# no rescue
|Mar-12-12|| ||YouRang: Darn it! I jumped at the first 'solution' I saw without thinking it through.|
What I thought I saw: 28.Qf7(?), thinking I either checkmate (if black takes my queen, e.g. 28...Qxf7 29.Rxd8 Qg8 30.Rxg8#, or 28...Qd7 29.Qg8+ Rxg8 30.Rxg8#), or otherwise I win black's queen (29.Qxc7 ).
What I overlooked: With 28...Nxa8, black takes my rook AND defends his queen. I lose. :-(
|Mar-12-12|| ||Crispy Seagull: Qf8+. "Very easy," indeed. Probably the easiest puzzle position I've seen on this site.|
|Mar-12-12|| ||Kingfischers: is this really supposed to be a puzzle? if you cant see the answer to this in 10 seconds maybe its time to look for another hobby|
|Mar-12-12|| ||fcsca: No criticar... es un rompecabezas, si les resulta facil o dificil, eso no importa.... lo importante es que todos los dias tenemos un rompecabezas diferente para pasar un rato agradable...|
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <frogbert> If 1. Be3 Bxh2+! wins a pawn as 2. Kxh2 (2. Kh1 Qh4 is excellent for Black) 2...Qh4+ and 3...Qxe4.|
|Mar-12-12|| ||frogbert: ltj, exactly - and therefore white achieves Be3 how? :o)|
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <frogbert> Via 1. Nxd6! Qxd6 2. Be3.|
|Mar-12-12|| ||frogbert: yup, or what caruana happened to play: 1. Bg5 f6 (closing the diagonal) 2. Be3|
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <frogbert> Wow...That's a pretty stylish manoeuvre from Caruana! |
Thanks for posting this!
|Mar-12-12|| ||frogbert: you're welcome! when i watched caruana play Bg5 today i said to myself "now, why did he do that instead of simply Be3 directly?" - and sure enough, there was a good reason to. :o)|
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <frogbert> Wow! I was just going to ask you when the game was played, but then figured that I could just type 'caruana' and 'sokolov' in the search portion of the homepage.|
Glad to know it was played today though!
I'll be going to 2700chess.com later on to see if they have the game; unless it is already here on CG of course.
|Mar-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: I see it's here already! Great job by CG in having these games already on their database.|
F Caruana vs I Sokolov, 2012
|Mar-12-12|| ||1.e4effort: This is the easiest POTD I've seen on this site. However, I want to add that I appreciate the more experienced and higher rated players taking the time to patiently explain how the mate will work.|
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