Problem p00270
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2007-09-12 00:44:02TacticsSucks1783
2007-12-25 07:52:29smotherhubbard1858
2008-05-07 14:38:19tomohawk1818
2009-01-12 00:05:48milos621916
2009-08-13 10:24:05themagician1700
2012-03-16 18:08:51SirRick1703
2013-06-08 09:34:48Pumuckl1891
2013-12-31 02:05:51Thecheesykid1730
2015-03-12 21:57:43Garryback1679

2007-09-12 00:44:02TacticsSucks1783I missed that you could take With the N saved me some time. 
2007-12-25 07:52:29smotherhubbard1858Ok... you're still totally lost either way.  
2007-12-25 07:54:34smotherhubbard1858or...maybe not totally. But in serious trouble judging by crafty's -3.12 rating. 
2008-05-07 14:38:19tomohawk1818I think -3 is totally lost. Bad problem. 
2009-01-12 00:05:48milos621916It is a typical bad problem: either you are mated or you get a hopeless position. 
2009-02-07 17:46:25UriBlass20252.4 seconds only move not to get mate but the speed is only because I was lucky not to see 2.Nxe2(saw it immediately after playing) 
2009-09-14 21:20:44UriBlass2025I can say that it is surprising that this problem has rating that is so high. only people with rating above 1750 get this problem and I could expect most of them to beat the problem by solving it in less than 10 seconds. The high rating warn players that there may be a trap so it should cause them to think few seconds and few seconds should be enough to see the line 2.Nxe2 Qe1 mate People with rating above 1750 may be sometimes blind and it happened to me when I simply did not see 2.Nxe2 but I do not expect them to be blind by missing 2...Qe1 mate most of the time. 
2009-11-27 13:13:45UriBlass2025rating of this problem is now 1955.9 and I hope it is going to go down. 
2011-03-10 10:06:51themagician1700The rating is 1948 now. It is going down, but slowly. 
2011-05-07 11:37:07MishaTheCat1828◄ Position ► Q1b3k1/p1b2ppp/8/8/P2n3q/B1N5/4B1P1/RN4K 1 b - - 0 1 
2012-03-16 18:08:51SirRick1703again going up... 1951.6 (to be honest I didn´t see the threat Qe1 mate, only that Nxe2 Bb6+ is going to be mate in few moves! That´s why I chose K move. Funny) 

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Crafty 19.19 3GHZ 5sec

1. ... Nxe2+
2. Kf1
({10:-3.12} 2. Kf1 Ng3+ 3. Ke1 Ne4+ 4. Ke2 Qf2+ 5. Kd3 Qf1+ 6. Ne2 Qd1+ 7. Kxe4 Qxe2+ 8. Kd4 Be5+ 9. Kc5 Qc2+ 10. Nc3 Qxc3+ 11. Kb5 $19)
({10:-Mat01} 2. Nxe2 Qe1# $19)