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### Tagging a label or labeling a tag

I'm trying to walk the walk lately, which means it is not a good idea to talk the talk at the same time. Since walking the walk is a system I activity, and talking the talk is for the satisfaction of system II. But anyway, here is some talk. The different attitude towards chess seems to be beneficial. Being no longer impressed by the complexity and trying to take the lead of my own line of thought seems to work. I remember that we (I) speculated in the past about the progress of Munich being caused by his labeling activity. By labeling the problems, you build a framework of understanding. Now I'm a premium member at Chess Tempo again, I can define my own labels, based on PoPLoAFun and the initiative. This gives me much more freedom to label a problem. I can tailor the labels just to my needs. Ok, 'nuf talk.

### Oops, wrong tunnel

White to move 8/p5pk/4R3/6Q1/P7/3qn1nP/6PK/8 w - - 1 1 [ solution ]

### Hanging in the balance

Aox showed us the following position Diagram 1. Black to move 7r/1pk1b1p1/2p1np2/p1n1pb2/2P4p/BPNNPP2/P3BKPP/3R4 b - - 1 1 [ Solution ] White is currently saddled with: no task W=0 Black is currently saddled with: no task B=0 Balance = W - B = 0 1. ... Nxd3+   (first thing system I comes up with) White is saddled with: recapturing a piece resolving the attack on the king resolving the attack on bishop a3 W=3 Black is currently saddled with: resolving the attack on bishop B = 1 Balance W  - B = 3 - 1 = 2 2. Bxd3 Performs the following tasks: recapturing a piece resolving the attack on the king Remains: resolve the attack on bishop a3 W=1 Saddles black with: resolving the attack on bishop  e2 resolving the attack on bishop  c4  B=2 Balance W-B=1-2= -1 So this is evidently not good. 1. ... Bxd3   New branch. Black has entered the longest line of captures (d3 - e2 - d1) Saddles white with: recapturing a piece W=1 Balanc