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Taotaomonas

Chess rating: 1559





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Australia
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Tue Apr 5 2016 1:32PM | edited: 1:33:45 | MsgID: 18950663


Originally posted by: "LiamM"
The puzzle stated 'black to play and win' which was just a tad misleading. However my query has been answered. Thanks to both of you for taking the time.




Obviously why you were confused then mate . As white was in check I just assumed 'white to go' and the move log confirmed it. Until I played on here I had no idea black went through on a draw in a KO. Not even sure if that is fact in all real time competitions? I just guessed!

Many of the puzzles often leave me wondering 'why' a win. That foresight and ability is an obvious difference with the above average players.

When some 2500+ cuts me open like butter in the first 10 moves. I often sit thinking 'wow', why can I just not copy that? However when I look at games between two players of that level where a draw or resignation occurs with a board full of pieces. I wonder if I prefer the mystery of ignorance to what seems almost like a mathematical calculation combined with a completely different grasp of the game than I have.











LiamM

Chess rating: 1856





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Ireland
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Tue Apr 5 2016 12:06PM | MsgID: 18950526


The puzzle stated 'black to play and win' which was just a tad misleading. However my query has been answered. Thanks to both of you for taking the time.







Taotaomonas

Chess rating: 1559





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Australia
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Tue Apr 5 2016 8:58AM | MsgID: 18950323


On a proper look agreed. There is no forced mate. So my answer to the original question seems the logical explanation.







mjgayle52

Chess rating: 1782
LCF 1668




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United States
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Mon Apr 4 2016 11:01PM | MsgID: 18949738


i don't see anything better than a draw at the end of this game







Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Mon Apr 4 2016 10:11PM | MsgID: 18949657


Likely, Queen in space is deadly. That corner as I said looks potentially 'matish' at a glance.
No doubt a top player could get you there (and another could see it)







LiamM

Chess rating: 1856





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Ireland
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Mon Apr 4 2016 9:42PM | MsgID: 18949602


Perpetual check I (think I) see. A forced Mate not so much. At least it kept me from mowing the lawn.







Taotaomonas

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Australia
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Mon Apr 4 2016 5:45PM | MsgID: 18948969


You assume as it is a knockout black only needs a draw. After KxR it looks pretty impossible for white to defend perpetual checks or even not get mated if he attempts to hide Qside.







LiamM

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Ireland
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Mon Apr 4 2016 5:20PM | MsgID: 18948926


Perhaps someone can explain to me (a chess dummy) who black wins the game is today's puzzle?

https://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/ltpgnviewer32/ltpgnboard.asp?GameID=736314