Combination Challenge #67

Black to move

Wes got this one.

1 … Qxg3+
2. Kxg3 gxf6

The book stopped there Wes.

Posted by Christopher    United States   on 01/31/2013 at 02:05 AM   
  1. bishop to E7

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/31/2013  at  08:11 AM  
  2. Rich - “Marry, now that WOULD be a Knight to remember!”

    No, I think a good move might be

    1 ..., Qe4

    Posted by Drew458    United States   01/31/2013  at  01:11 PM  
  3. Pawn g5.

    Posted by Steve_in_CA    United States   01/31/2013  at  02:54 PM  
  4. Let me take that opening back. White is 1 move away from a clean Mate at this point (Qg7++). Black can block it with ..., Rc7 but that will cost him the Bishop, Qxf5. Pressure teh Queen with Rf7 after that? Have to protect the King and the Black Queen can’t do much about that.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   01/31/2013  at  05:13 PM  
  5. Been too long since you posted one of these.  This one was not so hard.

    1. ...  Qxg3+
    2. Kxg3 g7xf6
    3. b2xf6 c2xa2

    The rest is just cleanup.

    Posted by Wes    United States   01/31/2013  at  09:14 PM  
  6. So how often do you guys actually play along with these things? Chess gives me a migraine.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/31/2013  at  11:12 PM  
  7. I saw the pawn taking the Queen, save for the pin.
    Then came the realization that taking the White Rook with the Black Queen solves the pin issue, and picks up a Rook to boot.

    Posted by Samoore    United States   02/01/2013  at  02:38 AM  
  8. And a dozen or so moves later White is left with a single bishop, while Black has a Bishop and a Rook and can thus guard pawns in for promotion, enabling a win.

    Yeah, I guess that works. I was hoping for a more dramatic ending.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/01/2013  at  04:15 PM  
  9. I probably should have mentioned that the ‘pin’ was the motif in this problem. In this case, breaking the pin. Sorry Samoore.

    Posted by Christopher    United States   02/05/2013  at  01:57 AM  
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