As you might have noticed I seem to be infected by a kind of Rabies Theologorum when it comes to CTS. I will try to explain why.
Have a look at this diagram.
Black to move and win.
At first I failed with Qxh2, because I hadn't seen the rook on a2 (a whole 4 inches away!)
I tried it again and it took me 152 seconds to find the solution. This happens over and over again on CTS. 152 seconds for a mate in 3 with 3 forced moves. If you take the comparison of J'adoube of the tables of multiplication, we speak here of 7 x 8.
And my answer is:"Where have I left the batteries of my pocket calculator?"
I'm not the only one. 6 of the 16 people who have ever tried to solve this problem failed (hi Slowmouse).
As long as I fail with such simple problems, I don't want to hear anything about positional play or endgames or thoughtprocesses or what. I'm busy. With the tables of multiplication.
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