Chess Puzzles

DB Cooper

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Your rating is higher than mine.
I'm too impatient with the lichess puzzles, since you can just keep going.
I am better when fresh and usually string a few solutions together but much like at a casino, I find if I pay too long I just give it all back.
 

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
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View attachment 19092

I'll downscale when I'm home.

White to move, mate in 2.
Q - H6 check
K x Knight at F7 is black's only move
B x Knight at E6 mate

Fuck that was hard work!

Don't think I have ever looked at something quite solvable for so long and not seen the answer. All the queen options were quite obvious but none seemed to lead to mate.

I could not see the mate with the bishop for a bloody eternity.
 
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How are others fairing with their Lichess puzzle rating?

I got to a personal best 1762 today but I seem to fluctuate between about 1600 and 1700 most of the time.
2309 :)

Here's a famous one, white to move & win...


Solution
1. Nh6+ Kh8 2.Qxe5 Qxe5 3. Nxf7+ & white wins. If 3... Rxf7 then 4.Rd8+ & mate is unavoidable, so 3. . Kg8 4.Nxe5 & white is up a knight & 2 pawns
 

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2309 :)

Here's a famous one, white to move & win...


Solution
1. Nh6+ Kh8 2.Qxe5 Qxe5 3. Nxf7+ & white wins. If 3... Rxf7 then 4.Rd8+ & mate is unavoidable, so 3. . Kg8 4.Nxe5 & white is up a knight & 2 pawns
Unfortunately best move arrows are on. I turned them off but saw the first move.. I got the second and third off that, but didn't get blacks king move, thought the rook would take. Neat puzzle.
 
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Unfortunately best move arrows are on. I turned them off but saw the first move.. I got the second and third off that, but didn't get blacks king move, thought the rook would take. Neat puzzle.
Whoops, hope its turned off for this one. Similar theme, white to move


1. Re8+ Nf8 2. Nh6+ Qxh6 3. Rxf8+ Kxf8 4. Qd8#
 

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Whoops, hope its turned off for this one. Similar theme, white to move


1. Re8+ Nf8 2. Nh6+ Qxh6 3. Rxf8+ Kxf8 4. Qd8#
These are the study settings I normally use.
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And here are the chapter settings I use to have the computer move for the other side. Analysis mode defaults to normal analysis, which has you move for both sides.

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Whoops, hope its turned off for this one. Similar theme, white to move


1. Re8+ Nf8 2. Nh6+ Qxh6 3. Rxf8+ Kxf8 4. Qd8#
Alright I looked at it in case arrows were off, and here is my guess that I'll check against your spoiler once I've posted.

Rook e8 Knight f8
Knight h8 King g8
Rook f8

Edit: ah neat, the other legal option.
 
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These are the study settings I normally use.
View attachment 19237

And here are the chapter settings I use to have the computer move for the other side. Analysis mode defaults to normal analysis, which has you move for both sides.

View attachment 19238
Cheers. How do you change chapter settings?

Edit: Nvm, found it, I've copied your settings & hope this works


1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. hxg6+ Kxg6 3. Be4# If 2... Kg8 then 3. Rh8#
 
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Cheers. How do you change chapter settings?

Edit: Nvm, found it, I've copied your settings & hope this works


1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. hxg6+ Kxg6 3. Be4# If 2... Kg8 then 3. Rh8#
Looks like you don't have the computer moving for you, if you want to you'll have to put in the moves yourself at least once. You can always use a different browser you're not logged into to check, or just log out and have a look. Here is what the full one of mine looks like on my end.
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And here is what it looks like for everybody else.

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Of course, that's only if you want the hand holding. Otherwise, looks great.
 
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Going down a big chess rabbit hole right now which is funny because I can't play chess for shit. Mostly just learning about the players.
 
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