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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 May '07 00:08 / 3 edits
    A game from playchess.com earlier this evening. After four beers my play had deteriorated somewhat and after a dreadful French Defence where I dropped a pawn early on I reached the following position after 34. ... b3 35. a3:

    I had 25 seconds left on the clock but found a quick way to finish White off - can you find it?
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    19 May '07 00:19
    Bb5???
  3. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    19 May '07 00:20
    that my official guess
  4. 19 May '07 00:28
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    A game from playchess.com earlier this evening. After four beers my play had deteriorated somewhat and after a dreadful French Defence where I dropped a pawn early on I reached the following position after 34. ... b3 35. a3:
    [fen]2B2R1K/1P4P1/3R2pP/5P2/1QbP1q2/Pp1p3p/p7/1r1k2r1 b[/fen]
    I had 25 seconds left on the clock but found a quick way to finish White off - can you find it?
    1. Qxa3+ b2xa3
    2. b2+ Ka2
    3. b2xc1/N+ Ka1
    4. Rb1# Beautiful finish nice job
  5. 19 May '07 00:38
    Originally posted by artplayer
    1. Qxa3+ b2xa3
    2. b2+ Ka2
    3. b2xc1/N+ Ka1
    4. Rb1# Beautiful finish nice job
    Yep, that's what happened. Qxa3+ was easy to find, but I was pleased to find the underpromotion to force mate rather than automatically getting my queen back.