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|Jun-19-12|| ||Beancounter: I found this easier than yesterday. It just had to be Qxh+ and after that Rh5+ is obvious, bishop check and oh yes, Bf8 is mate.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Memethecat: <<<<<Nice!>|
16.Qxh7+ Kxh7> 17.Rh5+ Kg7> 18.Bh6+ Kh7/8> 19.Bf8#>
|Jun-19-12|| ||sevenseaman: #73070
If I asked you as Black to find a mate in 8 it would be less than fair.
White is a R better off. Both sides have a R en prise. So a smart capture does not change anything. (Even if you got a R free it'll only mean equality).
So can you find 8 forcing moves. Try & you just might. Wednesday-like difficulty at most.
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Black to play and mate in 8.
|Jun-19-12|| ||standardwisdom: Seeing the position, the path to Bf8 jumps out so quickly, that one wonders there must be something very easy to spot in this pattern.|
Always shocking to observe the knight usually so powerful at f6 is so powerless at g6.
|Jun-19-12|| ||standardwisdom: <Doktorn> and <Beancounter> I concur with you whole heartedly. Something about this position makes it very easy to spot. I wonder if it is N at g6, but now I have started to repeat myself.|
<Once>15.. Qe7 seems like a very good move. That would have been a lot more fun, even though not a POTD.
|Jun-19-12|| ||beenthere240: I have to say that 11...gxf6 perplexes me.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||TheTamale: <beenthere240>: You took the comment right out of my mouth! Duffers wouldn't play this move because it exposes the king, but I see masters making this choice all the time. And here Black loses quickly... because of his exposed king. I'll never get this game.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||King Death: <beenthere240> 11...Qf6 looks natural but of course White gets a solid edge after 12.Ng5 and Ne4, not that the way Adams played with 11...gf was too hot.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||chrisowen: <beenthere240> A crevice in lost it said in queenh7+ rook grimmace |
should have gone to e8 nevermind to led now and bishop crashes the
party believe line will go down heralds h7+ kxh7 17.rh5+ kg7 18.bh6+
kh8 stick to back the meatloaf 19.bf8#
|Jun-19-12|| ||jackpawn: Found at a glance. Basically a Monday puzzle . . .|
|Jun-19-12|| ||gawain: I see a combination 16 Qxh7+ Kxh7 17 Rh5+ Kg7 18 Bh6+ Kh8 19 Bf8#|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Alex56171: It has some resemblance to yesterday's puzzle, that is, the king is strangled by his friends.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||kevin86: The queen sac is followed by a mate by bishop and rook-employing a discovered mate. Chess art at its finest!|
Note also,white was aided by black blockers...against their own king.
|Jun-19-12|| ||whiteshark: <16.Qxh7+> and Captain Obvious is obvious!|
|Jun-19-12|| ||FSR: 16.Qxh7+, 17.Rh5+, 18.Bh6+, 19.Bf8#|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Patriot: 16.Qxh7+ Kxh7 17.Rh5+ Kg7 18.Bh6+ Kh7/Kh8 19.Bf8#|
|Jun-19-12|| ||bischopper: no comment!!! better you say me where was the mistake the opening, the middle game or endgame when his king was weaked for the pawns....|
|Jun-19-12|| ||checkmateyourmove: great tuesday puzzle!|
|Jun-19-12|| ||WhiteRook48: Checkmate in four moves.
16 Qxh7+ Kxh7 17 Rh5+ Kg7 18 Bh6+ any move 19 Bf8#
|Jun-19-12|| ||1stboard: Black should have played 11 Qxf6, he gets into trouble after the move he actually played .....|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Nullifidian: Mate in 4:
16. ♕xh7+ ♔xh7 17. ♖h5+ ♔g7 18. ♗h6+ ♔h7/h8 19. ♗f8#
|Jun-20-12|| ||sevenseaman: Sadly no one posted a solution to my 8-mover. I'll optimistically assume that some of you did try.
Here's the sol;
1...Qc4+ 2. Kg2only move Qe4+ 3. Kf2only move Qxf4+ 4. Ke2only move Rh2+ 5. Kd3only move Qf3+ 6. Kc4only move Rh4+ 7. Rg4 Rxg4+ 8. Kc5only move Qf2(or Qc6)#
You'll have noticed that all moves are forcing but an error could creep into the move order.
|Feb-23-14|| ||kenilworthian: This game was first published in Herman Helms's chess column in the Brooklyn Eagle, available here:
|Sep-03-14|| ||Ke2: That bishop seems to make amusing sound effects as it ricochets off the H file.|
|Oct-12-19|| ||Chessdreamer: Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 was played until mate. Which version is correct?|
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