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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Aug '10 16:36

    Black to play and win

    Would love to have seen the look on white's face when he got hit with this one.
  2. 21 Aug '10 16:42
    Coincidentally this is also today's puzzle on facebook's "Chess Puzzle of the Day"

    1. ... Rxa3!!
  3. 21 Aug '10 17:08
    Ouch, that's just mean.
  4. 21 Aug '10 17:18
    Are you sure the board set up is correct? The simple Qe1+, Rxe1, Rxe1# wins. Maybe your white Q should be on c3 for the problem?
  5. 21 Aug '10 17:20
    Qe1 is defeated by Qf1

    But what if white defends the !! move with Ra4?
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Aug '10 17:25
    Originally posted by Willzzz
    Qe1 is defeated by Qf1

    But what if white defends the !! move with Ra4?
    wQ is hanging
  7. 21 Aug '10 17:29
    Originally posted by Willzzz
    Qe1 is defeated by Qf1

    But what if white defends the !! move with Ra4?
    Probably Rxd3
  8. 21 Aug '10 17:32
    This puzzle reminds me of that book "Imagination in Chess" by Paata Somethingorother. The obvious move, Qe1, doesn't work, but it gives you an idea about how to approach the problem. Gotta exploit that weak back rank! Great problem, thanks SG.
  9. 21 Aug '10 23:09 / 1 edit
    At first glance I'd be looking at Rxa3?

    Edit: I am pissed and haven't looked at it for more than ten seconds because I keep getting dizzy.