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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 01 Mar '05 23:20
    http://www.balestris.com/chess/index.asp?d=0301&s=&c=show

    I'm a newbie but I don't see why:

    1. Nxc6
    1. Re8
    2. Nxa7
    2. Kd8

    Moving rook protects queen and allows space for king to move. Am I missing something?
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Mar '05 23:34
    Originally posted by cougarT
    http://www.balestris.com/chess/index.asp?d=0301&s=&c=show

    I'm a newbie but I don't see why:

    1. Nxc6
    1. Re8
    2. Nxa7
    2. Kd8

    Moving rook protects queen and allows space for king to move. Am I missing something?
    It's hard to protect the Queen from the attack of a Knight. 2.Nxe7+ picks up the Queen.
  3. 02 Mar '05 18:01
    Averbakh-Spassky, Leningrad, 1956

    Why did Spassky now play 16...Nc6(?)

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