Problem Comments
2017-01-14 22:26:09lbtr74aao1294Problem p52095
black blunder
2017-01-14 22:19:55lbtr74aao1294Problem p18075
blow out
2017-01-13 12:15:48simoncov1292Problem p58646
Another long think. 1....c3+ clearly the move but not immediately mate as white can shed material to stay alive.
2017-01-13 11:47:02simoncov1292Problem p01138
??? 2.Rd1 g4 and black is better but it's not devastating - what am I missing?
2017-01-13 10:21:28simoncov1292Problem p53096
It's a great problem, surprising that it isn't rated higher because determining that the exchange sac is the only defence is tricky. Maybe I should have seen winning the rook back in calculation but at 11ply it was too deep for me at least.
2017-01-12 15:39:03goldenrule1915Problem p42142
Q * R
2017-01-12 13:20:10simoncov1292Problem p39914
I always lose points staring at these sorts of problems for ages looking for something more compelling :-)
2017-01-12 13:14:20simoncov1292Problem p07134
Needs more moves since there is no immediate mate.
2017-01-12 13:11:58simoncov1292Problem p54959
Philidor's Legacy, over 500 years old. Originally published by Lucena in 1497!
2017-01-12 12:02:55simoncov1292Problem p12038
Devastating "remove the defender" of the Q+K fork square (g4), even 2.Qxc5 (to defend the R) runs into a blistering attack.
2017-01-11 15:53:58azizazadeh1281Problem p53742
The point is rather that 2.Qf2 Qxf2 3. Rxf2 Bxb1 4.Rxb1 Nxc4 with tempo (Nxb2 followed by Nd3 or some other knight fork idea is threatened). Quite difficult to judge.
2017-01-11 15:33:00mtracey1521Problem p29758
Nice, Rd3 can be met by Bxf7+
2017-01-11 15:23:25azizazadeh1281Problem p05033
Didn't notice the bishop on the corner there. Well hidden.
2017-01-11 10:01:23simoncov1292Problem p02290
Nice problem, but having to calculate 6 deep to see that you still capture the knight after 1.Rxg6 makes me think it should be graded higher.
2017-01-10 23:53:34grom431817Problem p57241
Very nice. 1...Rxc3+ just gives the R, but 2...Rxc3+ does not.
2017-01-10 23:41:14grom431817Problem p19585
1...Be3+ OK but he doubles d5 to get piece back.
2017-01-10 22:57:59slowness20141659Problem p51471
Slav Defence: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Qc7 7.Bd2 Nc6 8.Bb5 e6 9.Bb4 Bxb4+ 10.Qxb4 Nd7 11.Qa3 a6 12.O-O Rc8 13.Nc3