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Thanks for your "two cents"! I hope things go well with your cataract issues. My grandma had cataracts, and I know it's a tough thing to go through.







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Tue Oct 16 2018 5:32AM | MsgID: 19788346


Slowed down tremendously since first writing in this thread due to awaiting cataract procedures, but would concur with Penarth.

Thought the whole objective with solving any form of puzzle is to look for the best solution possible not for the worst. Therefore in my eyes the result is at fault and would probably leave me frustrated and bypassing the puzzle as another error.

Sorry to read about Papadoble's difficulties always felt some of his puzzles were the most memorable especially in the earliest stages.








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Originally posted by: "penarth"
My twopence worth. When I see a puzzle headed 'White to play and win' I interpret it as 'Find the quickest win for White given that Black plays the best moves at his/her disposal at each turn.' So if Black can actually win in 7 moves in such a problem, then I would say that the puzzle is faulty.




Thanks for taking the time to help. Because you solve many puzzles, your opinion means a lot to me. I sincerely appreciate it!







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Mon Oct 15 2018 9:51PM | MsgID: 19788337


My twopence worth. When I see a puzzle headed 'White to play and win' I interpret it as 'Find the quickest win for White given that Black plays the best moves at his/her disposal at each turn.' So if Black can actually win in 7 moves in such a problem, then I would say that the puzzle is faulty.







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Mon Oct 15 2018 5:19PM | MsgID: 19788326


Originally posted by: "papadoble"
I will not argue publicly in this debate, I got into too much trouble in the past doing so, hateful comments and such which nearly made me quit this site.
GL with this!




Sorry! I posted this to get people's opinions only. My "debates" (More about trying to get your thoughts, and coming to agreement that works for both of us.) with you happen solely on the 'Puzzles' page. I posted your comments to try and setup the scenario for people, so that they can understand why this is such a problem for me. I'm sitting on the fence and trying to decide which way I should go. Quite honestly, I don't give a damn about Puzzlebot's puzzles. I'm just trying to come up with a universal standard so that I can fix puzzles in a consistent way. That's why I started this thread in the first place.







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Mon Oct 15 2018 2:09PM | edited: 2:09:58 | MsgID: 19788325


I will not argue publicly in this debate, I got into too much trouble in the past doing so, hateful comments and such which nearly made me quit this site.
GL with this!







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Mon Oct 15 2018 6:49AM | edited: 6:54:33 | MsgID: 19788322


Hi. I need your help again. In the past you explained to me why you suggest better moves on the 'Puzzles' page not only for the winning side, but for the loser as well. But now I have a specific puzzle that I need your opinions on.

It all began when the mysterious "Mister X" (His name has been changed to protect his identity.) left a note next to puzzle #2362. It read, "Now, this is ridiculous : Black mates in 7 whatever White plays - computer analysis, not mine. Puzzle killed and I hope it does not come back from the dead(.)"

At first I didn't know what to do. I checked the puzzle with my computer, and indeed Black (The losing side.) had a forced mate in #7 moves. So, I studied this puzzle for about a hour, looking deeply into each logical line of play. I came to a conclusion that I shared with Mister X, "I can see your point as Black blew a totally won game. But I can also see why he would think that 50...Raxf2 was a plausible move. (It's probably the move I would have played.) And 53...Rxh2+ is sloppy, but again that's the move he played in the game. Also, shouldn't White play the "best move" regardless of any moves Black makes? And it would be easy to say that if Black plays that badly, doesn't he deserve to lose? Plus, I think this game is a good example of how to be resourceful."

So, here we are at this crossroad. With two paths before us. Whichever one is chosen will bring changes with life-lasting consequences. It's a burden to not be taken lightly...

Should puzzle #2362 live, or die?!


Puzzle Challenge #2362 set by puzzlebot

Puzzle name: Master collection game 136669
Goal: White to play and win in 13 half moves

Solve the position using the Interactive board below. Click on a piece to move it, then click destination square





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Tue Apr 17 2018 7:44AM | edited: 7:44:52 | MsgID: 19783832


Originally posted by: "TheWelshKnight"
32768000 puzzles attempted confuses me.




That' is just how many go's I generally have to get one right







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32768000 puzzles attempted confuses me.







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