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|Apr-14-08|| ||ganstaman: <mwroblewski: Anyway, one more reason why I don't like French Defense. As Wilhelm Steinitz said it's "the dullest of all openings".>|
Try telling that to Moro. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000, for instance, even in the Burn variation.
|Apr-14-08|| ||griga262: A very easy one. Black just didn't leave himself any wiggle room after the 17th move.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||gtgloner: Nuthin' to it!
18. Qxh7+ Kxh7 (forced)
|Apr-14-08|| ||TheaN: 1/1
Ah, these puzzles are so epicly annoying for NOT appearing on my board... when that does happen than that's for my opponents.
18.Qxh7+ Kxh7 19.hxg6# 1-0.
Probably not expected by Black, seeing he was the one preparing the whole combination, starting with 13....g6, I guess.
|Apr-14-08|| ||zoat22: <jolly wally> thats such a dumb comment|
|Apr-14-08|| ||UdayanOwen: <zoat22: <jolly wally> thats such a dumb comment>|
I think <jolly wally> was making a tongue in cheek response to <thefableddavid's> similar comment....
I got this one in .00037 seconds.......
|Apr-14-08|| ||UdayanOwen: Its true I timed it and everything|
|Apr-14-08|| ||YouRang: With our queen under attack, there was little else to consider besides the Qxh7 sac that beging a mate-in-2.|
Still, it's an interesting mate, and a little hard-to-see. Besides removing the h-pawn, the queen sac also drives the king to a square (h7) where the subsequent pawn capture (hxg6) not only exposes the king to the rook attack, but (importantly) the pawn itself also delivers check.
The double-check makes it impossible to block the rook attack with the bishop. A rather unusual mate in that sense.
|Apr-14-08|| ||johnlspouge: <<UdayanOwen> wrote: I got this one in .00037 seconds.......>|
<<UdayanOwen> wrote: Its true I timed it and everything>
...and it took you 0.00036 seconds to pull out the stopwatch ;>)
|Apr-14-08|| ||kevin86: This one was quite easy. Black's king is in the ultimate quandry:having to fight off a pawn stab to the heart while a castle wall falls upon him.|
Double checks:brutal AND elegant!
|Apr-14-08|| ||max201: nice double check.......enjoyed it!
|Apr-14-08|| ||Magic Castle: <UdayanOwen> You must be referring to the key move that you merely guessed right or you are kidding us. Just to look where the pieces are will take at least a second. Thanks for the comedy.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||A.G. Argent: <dzechiel:...The three move mate is fun to get off. 11.dxc4 Ng3+ 12. hxg3 hxg3+ 13. Nh4 Rxh4# 0-1.> You big bully, you. (Nudge, nudge.)|
|Apr-14-08|| ||UdayanOwen: DAMMIT <Magic CASTLE>!!! Don't try and undermine my brilliance!!!|
|Apr-14-08|| ||UdayanOwen: And <Johnlspouge> is on the right track.... Most of the .00037 seconds was the reaction time, after completing the puzzle, for my brain to send a message to my thumb and and for my thumb to stop the clock.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||eblunt: Too slow <UdayanOwen> I got this one even before I click on the page.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||lost in space: 18. Dxh7 Kxh7 19. hxg6#|
|Apr-14-08|| ||DarthStapler: Got it|
|Apr-14-08|| ||dzechiel: <A.G. Argent: <dzechiel:... You big bully, you. (Nudge, nudge.)>|
Sometimes it does feel that way. But then I suffer an embarrassing defeat at the hands of a different unknown guest player and I realize that what goes around comes around.
|Apr-14-08|| ||wals: Static Evaluation: White is down a pawn. Has a Knight for a dark diagonal bishop.
Black is underdeveloped.
Dynamic Evaluation: White has more mobility. The black King is immobile.
The white Queen is en prise.
Abstract Assessment: If the Queen takes h7+, the King must tale the Queen,
ph5xg6+ and the King is rooked to death (a ghastly fate) by Rh2, unable to take g6
because of Bd3.
Reasonable moves, Qxh7, ph5xg6
18.Qxh7+ ...Kxh7 19.h5xg6#
Result is exactly by the script
|Apr-14-08|| ||TrueBlue: I found this one rather difficult because of all the variations. More difficult than the typical Monday.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||patzer2: For today's easy Monday puzzle solution, 18. Qxh7+! initiates a mate-in-two with double discovered check and mate after 18...Kxh7 19. h5xg6#.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||GannonKnight: TB -- Glad to see it was a bit of a struggle for you as well. A clever solution, but it took a tad longer than the usual Monday.|
|Apr-14-08|| ||grasser: Austin needs lessons. He resigns this game because he thinks he is going a piece down. All he loses is a pawn.
M Raizman vs A De Burca, 1935|
|Mar-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Austin is a bad player|
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