Problem Comments
2017-02-23 18:44:05grom431785Problem p00346
Blind today. Did not see Qh5+ either, missed Qc4 Nd5. Knew I'd seen this before but apparently it didn't stick.
2017-02-23 18:37:27grom431785Problem p31694
White is totally winning this, agreed. Still, trying 1...Rxh5 missing that NxR is check wasn't my best CTS attempt.
2017-02-23 18:32:52grom431785Problem p16665
Great save. It looked like Black had all the threats (first threat ...Ne3+ picking up Re5 etc). 2.Nc5 looked like nothing at first, but the mate threat on d7 protects white Re5. In line 2...Rxe5 3 Qxb7+ Kd8 4 Rxe5 and now black Q cannot recapture R.
2017-02-23 10:56:43simoncov1322Problem p28321
@SaintMark 3...Ng6 is an instructive error: 4.exf7+ Kf8 (or Kxf7) Qd7 and mate can't be avoided. 3...f6 is black's best defence, e.g. 4.e7 Qc6 5.exf8(Q)+ Rxf8 and white is a piece up with the initiative.
2017-02-22 21:57:46macdevos1531Problem p26809
Problem should be expanded with Kxf2 Nxd1! (double check)
2017-02-22 14:39:10simoncov1322Problem p27622
Balestra Mate.
2017-02-22 14:35:35simoncov1322Problem p48837
Balestra / Boden's mate.
2017-02-22 12:29:05simoncov1322Problem p12785
dovetail mate
2017-02-22 10:10:26simoncov1322Problem p57918
Not as obvious as it seems. Black can't respond 2...Qx(R)d1 because of 3.Rxd1 Rxd1 4.Qf5! threatening to win the c8 rook with check (4...Rdd8 runs into a k-side assault). So after 2...Qe8 3.exf7+ white has the initiative.
2017-02-22 09:38:30simoncov1322Problem p51533
Would be a good problem with another move, otherwise it's just a "guess check".
2017-02-21 21:11:06chessisajedrez1679Problem p25517
I have never solved it right, and its an important idea. Defending against Bd4 and gaining the tempo for my queening, sealing the win.
2017-02-18 14:42:17mnostrant1443Problem p48879
q f4
2017-02-18 14:41:06mnostrant1443Problem p48879
the q-h6 move wins same as the qg4
2017-02-17 20:41:54grom431785Problem p14490
Especially difficult (1...Nxd5) because the actual move is 1...Nxe4. But joking aside, quite difficult. Glad I found second best today.
2017-02-17 19:46:00floreatdunum1711Problem p46998
2017-02-17 17:11:00azizazadeh1284Problem p15864
I find it amazing that Rxc8 is a draw. I would evaluate it as +/-, or even pretty much resignable for black. Computer analysis shows there are too many perpetual possibilities.