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  1. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    29 Oct '11 12:54
    Black to move and win.







    Might one consider it too easy, it would be appreciated if one would refrain from denigratingly saying so.
  2. 29 Oct '11 13:40 / 2 edits
    I think the move is Rxc4, because if it's taken by the pawn then Nf3+ opens up the pawns in front of the king and the light squared bishop and queen can come in to checkmate. I am not sure if white can get out of it by declining to take the Rook though...


    *Edit: I can't see my own "hidden", so I thought it was my smiley that was the offensive one. Smiley now returned...
  3. 29 Oct '11 13:49 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by morgski
    I think the move is Rxc4, because if it\'s taken by the pawn then Nf3+ opens up the pawns in front of the king and the light squared bishop and queen can come in to checkmate. I am not sure if white can get out of it by declining to take the Rook though...

    (hidden fixed so it displays properly)
    Edit: morgski - in hiddens replace all ' with \' to make it work.

    My view:
    I don\'t see the need for Rxc4, as I can\'t see a defence for white after Nf3+ followed by Bh3
  4. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    29 Oct '11 13:54 / 6 edits
    velvetears:
    there actually is a defense against that... find it


    Edit: failing at making the hidden thing work...

    Edit #6: finally
  5. 29 Oct '11 13:56 / 1 edit
    Thanks, that explains morgski's move.

    Edit: Lose the emoticon to make the hidden work.
  6. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    29 Oct '11 13:59
    Do try to get the exact solution though, since move order is important! I got this one from chesstempo where the solution stops after
    Rxc3
    because the computer will not allow the important solution variation, which is why the first move works, to be played out.
  7. 29 Oct '11 14:27
    If pawn is taken:


    If declined option 1:


    If declined option 2:


    If leading with the knight:


    I still can't find any "winning" moves greater than pieces up if the Rook sac is declined though...
  8. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    30 Oct '11 00:12
    Originally posted by davaniel
    .......might one consider it too easy, it would be appreciated if one would refrain from denigratingly saying so.
    Too easy - again


    skeets
  9. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    30 Oct '11 14:40
    You are so sad. Such a senseless comment.
    No doubt it is not too easy for most people, which btw the problem rating on CT (2100+) proves as well.
  10. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    31 Oct '11 03:26
    Keep in mind that Skeeter is of at least Expert playing strength, and possibly Master, so naturally she would be able to solve these problems in a matter of seconds (or less). Of course, one would hope she'd at least have the sense and maturity to realize that these problems are not intended for her but for much lower-rated players, and to just stay out of the thread rather than use it as an opportunity to demonstrate for us all how awesome she is at chess.