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Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

Day puzzle

Very instructive today! (I didn't solved it by the way...)

Thought I had to go 4 mate cause pieces were too far...but...

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Konstantinos Pantelakis

Konstantinos Pantelakis 10 months ago

Me too i had a problem with the today's puzzle. I think that it is the best way to keep your mind fresh
Didi Mayer

Didi Mayer 10 months ago

I'm not going to give away the solution, just a hint: a N-fork winning the Q is always nice, but giving away the Q first does not work (it would only be a trade of queens), when the opponent has more material, or does it?
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

And today...I didn't realise I was losing the rook after pushing g4 but then I saw was mate with f5 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

g5 of course
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

01/06/2021

That was another tricky one... after the Q sacrifice I thought about draw by repetition and went 4 it but... I was wrong!!

Robert J.

Robert J. 10 months ago

Today's puzzle (2021-01-21) was quite difficult. I almost given up and wanted to play a random move, but finally I have solved :)
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

I focussed on the double check & came easy
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 10 months ago

Today 24 1 seemed too easy... it was... if I had paid attention till the end????????????
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 9 months ago

Ohhhhhh... yesterday one...26 January was really tricky! Still not have learned to calculate correctly

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

Today's puzzle,  2 March

I was wrong at first going R..., then right with R... but why after Bc2+ is Kf6 wrong? After d2 Rd5 d1=Q Re5+ QxR KxQ isn't it draw? What am I missing? 

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

Really tricky one today...seemed so easy, pay attention to last move! 
Inguh Kim

Inguh Kim 8 months ago

Oh yes. Hahaha... I was like, queen? But bishop wins too... hmm... what's wrong with queen? Oh...
Kevin D

Kevin D 8 months ago

Nice thread guys, it would be fun to hear your thought process while solving these daily puzzles. Why not post the jpegs here too so as to refresh our memories on what the puzzles were. :)



Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

How do u make jpeg from daily puzzles? 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

It's much easier when there are not too many pieces ;)
Kevin D

Kevin D 8 months ago

I right click on the image and choose 'save image as' [The Puzzles are in .png format]. You can save the file to your desktop and then upload to your forum post from there. Same process applies if the picture file is in .jpeg format. 

Looking forward to your first .jpeg or .png puzzle post. :)

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

Thank you! Actually I use tablet,  not PC... I'll see if it works! 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

Unfortunately it doesn't
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 8 months ago

Today again very tricky...I didn't thought about promoting to R.

By the way last move seemed the same Ra7+ or Rf5+... is it really the same? Seems draw anyway... what am I missing? 

Kevin D

Kevin D 8 months ago

I also got it wrong, I saw the promotion to Rook but played Rh5 instead of the given solution of Ra7+.

Inguh Kim

Inguh Kim 8 months ago

Yeah I'm not sure. Rf5+ does look drawn, doesn't it? 

*Edit* but maybe Kg6 then? Mate seems looming

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 7 months ago

Ohhhh...today's one (8/4) again  very tricky in last move... let's say... don't premove! 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 7 months ago

And although paid attention... last move was wrong 16/4/2021
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 7 months ago

And today, 1st time, I considered not to promote to Queen????????????????????????
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

IoI last two days'puzzles 30 April 1st may were very nice! No way to think about that! 

But very instructive! I will in future!

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Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

04/05/2021 today again...distraction...didn't get it...
Didi Mayer

Didi Mayer 6 months ago

Make sure you move your King at the appropriate time ...
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

Actually there's no need to move the King. 

It's all about Rooks

Didi Mayer

Didi Mayer 6 months ago

sorry, my mistake, it was the "Daily Lesson with a Grandmaster 123" that I meant, where I had just solved the homework and liked it a lot
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

09 05 2021...& when you think you have done a great job... last move... pay attention at the last move! I missed that again... but one day I'll do the last move too! 
Kevin D

Kevin D 6 months ago

16-05-2021

Today's puzzle can be solved relatively easily using a powerful technique called 'Reciprocal Thinking'. If this puzzle is giving you problems look up Reciprocal Thinking in Chess and then try to solve the puzzle again. Many strong Chess Players use this technique regularly and probably without consciously realising it. Let me know if it works for you.  



Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

Thank you Kevin,  I'll look for Reciprocal Thinking though I never heard about it... will let you know 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

Thank you Kevin... Now I know what Reciprocal Thinking is! But,..I can't reach 16 may puzzle...
Kevin D

Kevin D 6 months ago

@Claudio_Thoux

I can't reach it either and for some reason the site isn't allowing me to upload image files anymore. :(

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

23 5

Very difficult one

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 6 months ago

24 5

Again... tricky one... when will I learn? 

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 5 months ago

14/6

Really nice one! Of course not solved at 1st attempt (think was 5th)

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 5 months ago

IoI... didn't solve 13/6 either... and it was # in 2...oh my God 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 4 months ago

Easy one 1st & 2nd of july, solved fastly 

Probably easy 3rd of July if you see mate pattern... not solved IoI

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 4 months ago

15 7

Very nice and instructive one... of course didn't solve it