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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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|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
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