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  1. 03 Aug '12 17:37


    I have a bit of time of my hands which is unusual and I played on CTS as a guest. I was amazed at this puzzle p43686 (my first for a long time) and I had to get a board and set it up.

    The puzzle gave the continuation as 1.. f6 2. Nxg6 Qd8 (I was thinking about Qxg4) and lost points for taking more than 10 seconds. Why did black have to play f6? Is that what the puzzle is rated 1497 but the depth of play required is at least 2000?

    How do you guys fare on there?
  2. 03 Aug '12 23:47
    Originally posted by enrico20
    [fen]rnq3k1/2b2p1p/1p1r2p1/1B1pN1B1/3P2P1/2P5/P1Q2PP1/5RK1 b - - 3 1 [/fen]

    I have a bit of time of my hands which is unusual and I played on CTS as a guest. I was amazed at this puzzle p43686 (my first for a long time) and I had to get a board and set it up.

    The puzzle gave the continuation as 1.. f6 2. Nxg6 Qd8 (I was thinking about Qxg4) and lost ...[text shortened]... is rated 1497 but the depth of play required is at least 2000?

    How do you guys fare on there?
    I guess the idea is that Black did play 1. ... f6 and you, as White, have to find the best reply. f6 is a natural enough move as it appears to win a piece. 2. Nxg6 looks obvious, anything else loses a piece for a pawn.

    It's a bit scrappy and unclear though, isn't it? Usually the problems on there are fairly clear-cut. I believe they are from real games, though not necessarily the continuation which was played.