Daily puzzle query

Did anyone do yesterday's puzzle successfully? I couldn't do it & think it wasn't possible or correct!? Of course, that is very unlikely. I did manage today's puzzle, but only after 2/3 tries.

Might the puzzles have a hints feature?Or a place or way to get feedback to solve them (provide the answer? Hidden and only revealed by clicking or other?).

I have to admit I am not a big chess puzzle fan (so far, I have never attempted the puzzle rush featured on many sites), but I generally like to do one or two a day and I do plan to do more, as I think they will help me improve.

Part of my relative reluctance with puzzles, is that I have always regarded them as relatively artificial and I would much rather do puzzles from openings. mid and endgames that actually happen in my own games or even have a link to the complete game they are taken from, so I can see the big picture. Again I know some are just made up ones that have never occurred in a real game (and sometimes the puzzle ends with me having more questions than the puzzle asked for, which I find mildly irritating!).

I am grateful for any help with this. I even respect answers I do not like and do not want to get!? Many thanks

Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 2 years ago

I thought I completed yesterday’s puzzle it took me many tries as I remember.

Richard Dickinson

Richard Dickinson 2 years ago

Thanks for your helpful reply Brad.

This though, was not the puzzle I had the trouble with!In fact there seem to be x2 puzzles for 021219?

As I am so new on site, I have no idea how to post chess games in the forum (if that is possible and it would be very helpful with a chess game plugin or similar chess game replay software (ChesBase have a good one)? Or can we only post images of positions?

I am going to try this post with image attached.

The FEN is; 5Kn1/8/5P1p/8/7B/p7/3k4/8 w - - 0 1

It would be nice to have the solution as a move list also if possible.

Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 2 years ago

1.f7 a2

2.Be1+ Kd3 I believe 

3.Bc3 Kxc3

4.fxg1=Q A1=Q

5.Qg7+ winning blacks queen

As far as posting games people post links to chess.com or lichess to the game. I think you could also upload pgn file where you uploaded fen. You could also make an animated Gif in chessbase and post it I guess I never tried that. Maybe I’ll try that and see how it works.

Richard Dickinson

Richard Dickinson 2 years ago

Thank you very much for this puzzle solution help.

I get it now, (but that was so tough for me. I was even confused over which direction each sides pawns were going?! Aaargh! Deep breath and breathe...More practice needed for me. )

Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 2 years ago

I didn’t get it on the first try it was very difficult. ;)