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  1. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    11 May '11 06:58
    #3
  2. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    11 May '11 07:37
    Originally posted by Nowakowski
    #3
    [fen]5r1k/1ppnr1pp/p1qp3N/4N3/2QP4/P6b/1P3PPP/4R2K w - - 1 1 [/fen]
    Straightforward variation on Philidor's theme.
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 May '11 20:49
    Originally posted by Nowakowski
    #3
    [fen]5r1k/1ppnr1pp/p1qp3N/4N3/2QP4/P6b/1P3PPP/4R2K w - - 1 1 [/fen]
    1.Qg8+ Rxg8 2.Nef7+ Rxf7 3.Nxf7#
  4. 12 May '11 16:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessicle
    Straightforward variation on Philidor's theme.
    Strange that someone who came within a whisker of drawing with the great Weyerfritz (*) would consider this artificial and easy-to-solve puzzle to be "moderate".

    (*) Game 6698090 It's illuminating to play through the last twenty or so moves of this one on a tablebase server such as http://www.lokasoft.nl/tbweb.aspx.
  5. 12 May '11 16:45
    I agree, this one is easy. It is very easy. It is the kind of checkmate that many people know about but rarely get the chance to execute.
  6. 14 May '11 22:28
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Strange that someone who came within a whisker of drawing with the great Weyerfritz (*) would consider this artificial and easy-to-solve puzzle to be "moderate".

    (*) Game 6698090 It's illuminating to play through the last twenty or so moves of this one on a tablebase server such as http://www.lokasoft.nl/tbweb.aspx.
    yeah took me all of 1 sec to see the smothered mate