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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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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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

g5 of course
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 3 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. 2 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 2 months ago

I focussed on the double check & came easy
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 2 months ago

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

Claudio Thoux 2 months ago

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

Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Inguh Kim 1 month ago

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

Kevin D 1 month 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 1 month ago

How do u make jpeg from daily puzzles? 
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 1 month ago

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

Kevin D 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Claudio Thoux 1 month ago

Unfortunately it doesn't
Claudio Thoux

Claudio Thoux 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 week ago

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

Claudio Thoux 2 days ago

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