Problem p11343
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Technical Merit
Rating1765.5
RD6.2
To Play
Statereleased
 
Artistic Impression
Star Rating2.5
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Votes13

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Star Ratings
DateTacticianRatingStars
2007-04-16 10:48:21Quietus1704
2007-09-27 12:13:33wald1565
2010-01-25 16:40:17JSorel1774
2010-02-20 00:31:40inkwire1667
2010-05-12 21:57:15grom431789
2010-05-27 12:21:15JoshBrack1627
2011-02-09 20:19:55MagicCat1695
2011-02-12 09:22:53Garryback1679
2011-08-25 00:24:45DrMath1679
2011-09-05 19:22:3610101615
2011-10-27 23:03:20mykingislonely1781
2012-02-11 14:41:56SirRick1703
2016-02-12 15:29:31Gujik1722

Comments
DateTacticianRatingComment
2005-09-11 07:34:54edgy1632Really, I don't think this is a very good problem becuase the second-best is also winning. 
2005-09-12 12:20:10SveJoe1628problem suspended 
2005-10-12 12:34:29SveJoe1628problem reestablished 
2007-09-27 12:13:33wald1565in a real game, I am absolutely happy to "blunder" here with 1. ... Bxg2+. 
2008-11-22 14:04:50milos621916Agree with edgy and wald, especially with wald. 
2009-07-20 10:27:10barz1628Bad. 
2009-08-15 21:13:51memo1598Find the best move 
2010-05-12 21:57:15grom431789in a real game, would feel stupid to miss mate in 2. 
2010-05-27 12:21:15JoshBrack1627this is -3.67 dual solution. i want my points back. svejoe you should take this problem back off as it's an obvious dual solution. 
2010-09-17 10:29:50barz1628◄ Position ► 8/p3k3/4p2p/1p5B/2pbbq2/2R5/PP4PP/3Q3K w - - 0 1 
2011-02-09 20:19:55MagicCat16951.7 seconds I liked it. Imagine it's a blitz you've got 1 second left of your clock d'you think a -3.00 advantage will stop you from losing on time ? Nah, go for the 2 move mate ! 
2011-02-12 09:22:53Garryback1679I do prefer mate than material 
2011-08-25 00:24:45DrMath1679Mate is much better than material because you have no chance to screw up if you have won! 
2011-09-05 19:22:361010161538.1 seconds 
2011-10-27 23:03:20mykingislonely1781Terrible problem. To everyone who likes to point out the obvious, yes mate is better than material, but the second best move will also win the game. MagicCat, if there was 1 second on the clock, even though you picked the mate in 2, you still flag xD. Took you 3.4 seconds to play those two moves. 
2017-03-07 20:26:35chessisajedrez1746@mykingislonely, Sherlock Holmes keen eye. In real games I play for A winning move, not the best one. Stockfish eval ...Bg2 > 12.0 which violates CTS' onw definition of dual. BTW, the B falls in short order, queens are herders. 
2017-08-09 23:53:08grom431789It's true, mykingislonely, that second best wins. And rather easily. Pawns fall (I don't see why the B would fall until the black pawns advance and then everything will fall). I would still HATE to miss mate in two. 

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Crafty 19.19 3GHZ 5sec

1. Qxd4 Qf1+
({4:-Mat02} 1. ... Qf1+ 2. Qg1 Bxg2# $19)
({4:-3.67} 1. ... Bxg2+ 2. Kxg2 Qxd4 3. Be2 e5 $19)
2. Qg1 Bxg2#
({4:-Mate} 2. ... Bxg2# $19)
({4:+5.90} 2. ... Qxg1+ 3. Kxg1 Kd6 4. Bf3 Bxf3 5. Rxf3 e5 $18)