Problem p52981
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Technical Merit
Rating1967.2
RD11.4
To Play
Statereleased
 
Artistic Impression
Star Rating4.8
Stars
Votes8

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Star Ratings
DateTacticianRatingStars
2008-04-11 14:58:34tomohawk1818
2008-07-30 15:28:02kwanpin1752
2011-04-13 20:35:02MishaTheCat1828
2011-07-27 22:21:37grom431826
2014-11-12 15:39:18Garryback1679
2014-11-25 11:48:25betaben1556
2015-01-23 15:26:08Improchess2051
2016-08-04 16:25:01Matthias1648

Comments
DateTacticianRatingComment
2008-04-11 14:58:34tomohawk1818Fabulous setting for clever defensive idea! 
2008-07-30 15:28:02kwanpin1752very hard puzzle 
2011-04-13 20:35:02MishaTheCat18282.3 seconds YESSSSSS !!!!!!! 
2011-07-27 22:21:37grom431826You've solved problem p52981 in 17.9 seconds. ( Result 0.29 : 0.71 ) Your new rating is 1781.96 (+0.27). Misha is very quick.  
2014-11-25 11:48:22betaben1556not really a beautiful puzzle though - retake, block with pawn, retake block block. no real clever attack, fork, skewer, mating net, unstoppable promotion, trapped piece just blocks. does not deserve to be number 1.. 
2015-01-23 15:26:00Improchess2051I found it very hard 
2016-08-04 16:26:48Matthias1648This is an amazing problem. It's not just one defensive problem. It's four of them in sequence. Anticipate the skewer/double check. Block the check to allow you to block with the queen, which opens another spot to block the rook. Everything being the onl 

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Crafty 19.19 3GHZ 5sec

1. ... d4
2. cxd4
({9:+2.66} 2. cxd4 Nd2 3. Rfc1 Ndc4 4. d5 a5 5. Rd1 Ng4 6. Bd4 Nxh6 $18)
({9:-5.55} 2. Qg2 Rxg2 3. Kxg2 dxc3 4. Bxa7 Qc6 5. Bd4 Nd2+ 6. Kg3 Nxf1+ 7. Rxf1 $19)
2. ... Qc6
3. d5
({9:+1.97} 3. d5 Qc4 4. Bxa7 Nf6 5. Rf2 Qxd5+ 6. Rg2 Nfg4 7. Rb1 Nxh6 $18)
({9:-8.79} 3. Qg2 Rxg2 4. d5 Qxd5 5. Kxg2 Nd2+ 6. Kg3 Nxf1+ 7. Rxf1 Qd3+ 8. Kh4 Qxf1 9. Bxa7 $19)
3. ... Ng3+
4. hxg3
({10:+3.59} 4. hxg3 Qxd5+ 5. Qg2 Rxh6+ 6. Bh2 Qd7 7. Rad1 Qe7 8. Qe4 Kxg7 9. Rd5 Rh5 10. Kg1 $18)
({10:-11.65} 4. Qxg3 Qxd5+ 5. Rf3 Rxg3 6. hxg3 Nxf3 7. Kg2 Ne1+ 8. Kf2 Qd2+ 9. Kf1 Qg2+ 10. Kxe1 Qxg1+ 11. Ke2 Qxa1 12. Kf3 Qxa2 $19)
4. ... Qxd5+
5. Qg2
({9:+3.59} 5. Qg2 Rxh6+ 6. Bh2 Qd7 7. Rad1 Qe7 8. Qe4 Kxg7 9. Rd5 Rh5 10. Kg1 $18)
({9:-1.84} 5. Kh2 Ng4+ 6. Qxg4 Rxg4 7. Rad1 Qh5+ 8. Kg2 Qg5 9. Rf3 Qxh6 10. Rd8+ Kxg7 11. Bd4+ f6 12. Rd7+ Kg6 13. Bxf6 $19)
5. ... Rxh6+
6. Bh2
({9:+3.59} 6. Bh2 Qd7 7. Rad1 Qe7 8. Qe4 Kxg7 9. Rd5 Rh5 10. Kg1 $18)