Daily Chess Improvement: Tactical Precision!

White is in behind in material, as well as facing mate threat. How can white get out of this mess?

White to move.

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Arein22
Arein22

Can anyone solve it:r1n1qrk1/1p3pb1/p1pp4/3P2BQ/4P3/2P4R/PP4PP/5R1K b - - 0 29

Surpriselover
Surpriselover

Wow, ok Yancey...makes sense...I have seen deteriation in another program...makes sense.

SusanPolgar
SusanPolgar

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Yancey, please send me an email at SusanPolgar@aol.com with the email you used to register for an account here, as well as your login (is it Yancey_Ward?). I will ask the IT people to make you an admin.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Surpriselover, must be a flaw in the Analyze This program because the FEN's are properly formatted now and complete- I either copy them directly from problem I am referencing, or I write write the position using a standard template. I do know from experience that as programs start to age over a course of operating system updates, some basic functionality is lost- something like Load FEN subroutine might no longer work properly even if the engine itself is still operational.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Oh, I didn't even see Ms. Polgar's comment above earlier. I would like that very much, Ms. Polgar.

Surpriselover
Surpriselover

Yancey, most of the puzzles you post for some reason Analyze This can not read them...only once a few...I hope you took that offer from Susan and can start posting them on boards like she does...much faster to digest for the working chess player!

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Well done, Alena.

Alena
Alena

Yancey, Here is the solution for your puzzle.

V-1

1.Qd4! Qh7
2.Ke6+ Qg7
3.Nf6 Qg6
4.Qd7 c2
5.Qe7 Qg4+
6.Nxg4 c1=Q
7.Kf7 Qf4+
8.Nf6 Qb8
9.Qd7 Qb3+
10.Kg6 Qg3+
11.Ng4 Qd6+
12.Qxd6 e3
13.Qf8#

V-2

1.Qd4! Qh7
2.Ke6+ Qg7
3.Nf6 Qg6
4.Qd7 c2
5.Qe7 Qg8+
6.Nxg8 c1=Q
7.Kf7 Qf4+
8.Nf6 Qb8
9.Qd7 Qb3+
10.Kg6 Qg3+
11.Ng4 Qxg4+
12.Qxg4 e3
13.Qd7 e2
14.Qe8#

SusanPolgar
SusanPolgar

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Yancey, you are one of the most active members with chess puzzles. Would you like to be an admin for the Improvement Room where you can post puzzles directly? This way, everyone can see them.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Puzzle for Alena- difficult for the most part, so only one tonight 7k/3N4/5K2/8/2Q1p3/2p5/8/7q w – – 0 0 Win lose or draw for white?

Karthik
Karthik
  1. Rg8+ Rxg8 2. Qf6+ Rg7 3. Qxg7#
  2. ... Kxg8 2. Qg7#


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