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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    03 Mar '07 14:07


    White to move.
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Mar '07 17:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cludi
    [fen]3r1r1k/pbq2ppp/6n1/2p5/8/P3P2P/BBQ2PP1/1RR3K1 w - -[/fen]

    White to move.
    All I can see is 1.Bxg7+ Kxg7 2.Qb2+ winning a pawn and getting an R on the 7th (if Black should trade Q's). Not very exciting, but White has more weak pawns to harvest, so he's probably winning.
  3. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    03 Mar '07 18:02
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    All I can see is 1.Bxg7+ Kxg7 2.Qb2+ winning a pawn and getting an R on the 7th (if Black should trade Q's). Not very exciting, but White has more weak pawns to harvest, so he's probably winning.
    Not very exciting, no. But that's what chess is all about, isn't it?
    The ability to spot when your opponent makes a minor slip and grab the opportunity and eventually win the game...

    Your solution is right and note that the trap 1.Qxc5?? Td8+! is losing for white. (Tajmanov-Darga, Moscow 1956)
  4. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    03 Mar '07 18:03


    White to move.
  5. 03 Mar '07 18:21 / 1 edit
    Qh6+ Rxh6 Bxh6+ Ke7 Nf8#

    And if Qh6 Ke7 i think Bg5 wins
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Mar '07 18:36
    Originally posted by cludi
    [fen]r3bk1r/1pp2p2/p1p1qNn1/4P1Q1/8/8/PPP2PP1/R1BR2K1 w - -[/fen]

    White to move.
    1.Qh6+! Ke7
    Accepting the sacrifice leads to 1...Rxh6 2.Bxh6+ Ke7 3.Ng8#
    2.Ng8+ Rxg8 3.Bg5+ f6
    I'll ignore lines where Black gives up his Q to delay the mate.
    4.exf6+ Kf7 5.Qh7+ Kf8 6.Bh6+ and mates.
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Mar '07 18:42
    Originally posted by mazziewag
    And if Qh6 Ke7 i think Bg5 wins
    What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
  8. 03 Mar '07 19:20
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
    Cry?
  9. 04 Mar '07 00:20
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
    BxR isn't that up above? or am i missing something?
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    04 Mar '07 02:20
    Originally posted by pizzintea
    BxR isn't that up above? or am i missing something?
    The latter.
  11. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    04 Mar '07 13:58
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    [b]1.Qh6+! Ke7
    Accepting the sacrifice leads to 1...Rxh6 2.Bxh6+ Ke7 3.Ng8#
    2.Ng8+ Rxg8 3.Bg5+ f6
    I'll ignore lines where Black gives up his Q to delay the mate.
    4.exf6+ Kf7 5.Qh7+ Kf8 6.Bh6+ and mates.[/b]
    Correct solution.
    Kahn-Richter, Prague 1931
  12. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    04 Mar '07 14:11


    White to move
  13. 04 Mar '07 14:24
    Originally posted by cludi
    [fen]r1b4k/p1q1r1p1/2p4p/2b1PpN1/5P1Q/7P/PP2B1P1/3R1R1K w - -[/fen]

    White to move
    Besides the litle tactic (objectively the best) Bc4 wins also.
  14. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    04 Mar '07 15:21
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Besides the litle tactic (objectively the best) Bc4 wins also.
    I agree. And thanks for not revealing the solution already

    The "problems" presented in this thread are not meant to be too difficult for the average player and they're all from real games played.
  15. 05 Mar '07 17:06
    Originally posted by cludi
    I agree. And thanks for not revealing the solution already

    The "problems" presented in this thread are not meant to be too difficult for the average player and they're all from real games played.
    Sorry if this does reveal the solution but Rd8+ queen takes rook Nf7+. If this isnt the whole solution it is surely the beginning?