Problem p00229
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2006-06-12 18:13:43spacecowboy1394
2006-07-27 08:03:33Markusgoth2122
2006-08-21 23:46:01brulla1396
2008-02-20 01:10:45cheetah71492
2008-04-07 06:57:43wolf2127681197
2009-07-08 21:13:13sleiman1188
2013-01-21 05:51:28mathaias1445
2017-01-22 11:17:46simoncov1363

2006-06-07 06:47:31Markusgoth2122Great. 
2006-06-12 18:13:43spacecowboy1394This problem tricked me. Consequently, I am dazzled by the problem. I should rate this problem again in the future when this problem is spontaneously served to me (assuming this problem remains in my window of reachable problems) again by the server and see if I feel the same way. 
2006-08-21 23:46:01brulla1396spacecowboy, what have you been tricked by? 
2008-02-20 01:10:45cheetah71492I don't see what is so hard about it. 
2008-04-07 06:57:43wolf2127681197there is no way out of the knight pin. 
2013-01-21 05:51:18mathaias1445Well, I agree with spacecowboy. I was blinded by the N fork and missed the bank-rank mate entirely. 
2014-06-13 23:31:49stevelco1317I agree it's an interesting problem. What made me look at this problem again is what happens after 3...Rxe1+. Not 4.NxR? NxQ, but just 4.KxN, and White is ahead. 
2017-06-03 09:33:57macdevos1475Missed 4.Kxf2 :-( 

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Crafty 19.19 3GHZ 5sec

1. ... Qxe1+
2. Rxe1
({11:+4.26} 2. Rxe1 Nf2+ 3. Kg1 Rxe1+ 4. Kxf2 Re8 5. Ng5 g6 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. Qd6 Bg4 8. h3 Rab8 9. Qxb8 Rxb8 10. Bxb8 $18)
({11:-2.03} 2. Nxe1 Nf2+ 3. Kg1 Nxd3 4. Nxd3 Nd4 5. Nc5 Ne2+ 6. Kf2 Nxf4 7. gxf4 Rb8 8. Re1 Rxe1 9. Kxe1 $19)
2. ... Nf2+
3. Kg1
({12:+4.43} 3. Kg1 Rxe1+ 4. Kxf2 Re8 5. Ng5 g6 6. Qd5 Be6 7. Qb5 Rac8 8. Qxb7 Nd4 9. Nxe6 fxe6 $18)