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Chess puzzle from the Colle 
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 Chess puzzle from the Colle
Solve this easy puzzle from the Colle

Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:43 pm

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 Re: Chess puzzle from the Colle
to my novice eyes it doesn't look so clear. Kh8?

it dose look like black will drop a lot of pieces but can't he defend for while. after all if black blunder a piece, white just might do the same and maybe not mate?

I pretty sure white should win but it's not all forced is it?

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Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:43 pm

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 Re: Chess puzzle from the Colle
Black should be getting mated in all lines.

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Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:43 am
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 Re: Chess puzzle from the Colle
I don't see a mate after 1.Bxf7+ Kh8

White's best at this point is to take the knight off when white is winning easily (basically just going to be up a piece) but there's no mate.

Sample line: 1.Bxh7+ Kh8 2.bxc3 dxc4 3.Rh3 Nf6 4.Be4+ Kg7 5.Bxb7 +-
Note that the knight on f6 stops all the mating threats.

Granted, if black ever takes the bishop, then black will get mated, but Kh8 and Nf6 should keep black alive for a few moves.

Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 am
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