Problem p46635
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Technical Merit
Rating1205.0
RD7.4
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Statereleased
 
Artistic Impression
Star Rating3.0
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DateTacticianRatingStars
2008-03-19 04:39:32underated1332

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DateTacticianRatingComment
2008-03-19 04:39:32underated1332fast and furious. 
2011-08-08 11:57:34MaltaCross1278This is quite an intricate problem, and I cannot understand why it has such a low rating! 2.Qxd8 is an obvious move. However, this does not seem to be the best move, because it only wins a rook at the cost of the e2 bishop, whereas after 2.Bh5+, and a sequence of further moves, the Rook can be won for free. Note also that in Crafty's line hereunder, Black's reply 2...Ng6 actually simplifies things for White. The reply 2...Kf8 would, on the other hand, have required much more work on the part of White, to win the Rook AND avoid Black from drawing with perpetual check with his Queen.  
2017-10-07 09:27:27UriBlass2002After 2...Kf8 3.Qxd8+ white also win the rook for free so I do not understand MaltaCross's comment. The problem has a low rating because the first move is check and people try check first. 

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Crafty 19.19 3GHZ 5sec

1. ... Kf7
2. Bh5+
({11:+2.72} 2. Bh5+ Ng6 3. Bxg6+ Qxg6 4. Qxd8 Qe4 5. Qc7+ Ke8 6. Qb8+ Kd7 7. Qa7+ Kd6 8. Qf2 Qg4 9. Qd2+ Ke7 10. Kg1 Kf6 $18)
({11:-1.02} 2. Qxd8 Qxe2 3. Qxa5 Qf1+ 4. Kh2 Qf4+ 5. Kg1 Qd4+ 6. Kf1 Ng4 7. Qe1 Qf4+ 8. Kg1 Qh2+ 9. Kf1 Qh1+ 10. Ke2 Qxg2+ 11. Kd3 Qd5+ 12. Kc3 $17)